Tire treadwear warranties:

Get important info about your tire warranty.

How do tire warranties work? Here’s why you should understand your tire treadwear warranties.

Tire treadwear warranties help protect your financial investment in the tires on your vehicle. Most state laws specify that car tires are legally worn out when only 2/32-inch of tread remains, measured at the area of greatest wear. Between new and worn out, though, many things can happen to car tires, such as punctures, striking objects in the road or curb damage.

Whether your tire warranty covers such situations is important. Read the tire warranty and be aware of requirements to periodically check inflation, car tire rotation and wheel alignment. Also be aware of any car tire mileage or prorating provisions. Then, if car tire damage or excessive wear does occur, you will be able to get the protection you’ve paid for on replacement tires.

While Advance Auto Parts doesn’t sell tires, we do carry products to help you get the most out of your tires, along with a full line of quality auto parts.

Here’s the importance of tire treadwear warranties.

Tire condition is critical to safe driving. Car tire manufacturers warranty most tires. The tire warranty typically covers workmanship and materials. If a problem is caused by the vehicle, the driver, something in the road or being driven flat, it’s not covered.

The exception is if the tire is covered by a road hazard warranty, and then the coverage is usually prorated to the tread-life left on the tire.

How do tire warranties work? Find out here.

  1. A tire warranty usually covers only tire materials and workmanship.
  2. A road hazard warranty covers most damage to a tire, such as punctures and sidewall damage.
  3. Although some road hazard warranties may provide for tire replacement regardless of tread wear, such warranties are prorated on the remaining tread depth.
  4. Some car tires carry mileage warranties. If you have a tread mileage warranty, you must follow the manufacturer’s inflation, rotation and alignment requirements.
  5. Car tire mileage warranties assume that all four tires will wear evenly if they are properly inflated, rotated and aligned.
  6. Most tire manufacturers won’t replace car tires on a mileage warranty claim until the tread is worn down to only 2/32-inch of tread depth. At this point, the tire is considered worn out. To check tread depth, just use a penny. If the tread is not deep enough to reach Lincoln’s head, the tread is worn out.

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