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#11 (permalink) Old 04-20-2010, 03:56 PM
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I understand that manufacturers need to be careful about litigation, but what I took away from that is that tire neglect (that includes underinflation) is way worse on a tire than significant overinflation (usually 50 PSI in a 44 PSI rated tire) and then running it at high speed.
Yes that's 100% true. Max tire inflation has to do with contact patch in accordance to load. You can always go over. Under effects the sidewalls of the tire and can roll under and break the seal and even the rim can cut into the sidewall.

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Yeah a tire shop has a motivation to sell you a new tire, not patch one. Take it to a gas station with a basic garage and they'll happily put a plug in it for you.

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If there's a nail out there, my wife will pick it up in one of her Caravan's tires. Just recently she did it again and she took it back to Sam's Club for their road hazard warranty. They said the nail was too close to the sidewall for them to fix it, and if I were to plug it the warranty would be voided. My wife insisted on getting the new tire which was $60 with the pro-rated warranty. I looked at the nail and it was a good inch or so from the sidewall.

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Tire warranties are a joke, pure marketing spin, you'll never get anything out of them.
Not correct. ... So figuring I paid jsut over 50 for the warranty and 20 for the tire I am still ahead 100+.

Not a joke, just make sure you read and understand what the warranty covers.
Colonel, that's a Road Hazard warranty. You paid extra for that so yeah, different story, they're usually worth something. I was referring to tire manufacturer's standard warranties which usually have more holes in them than the tire you're hoping to replace.
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Tire warranties are a joke, pure marketing spin, you'll never get anything out of them.
Not correct. ... So figuring I paid jsut over 50 for the warranty and 20 for the tire I am still ahead 100+.

Not a joke, just make sure you read and understand what the warranty covers.
Colonel, that's a Road Hazard warranty. You paid extra for that so yeah, different story, they're usually worth something. I was referring to tire manufacturer's standard warranties which usually have more holes in them than the tire you're hoping to replace.
Good point. The dickens is in the details. DOH! *bonk* I stand corrected.

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Your argument was that if the tires are irregularly worn, the tire problem, discovered at the repair shop, indicated bad alignment while under warranty caused the wear, and the dealer may have replaced those tires since it was caused by the vehicle defect. It seems really unlikely that the grossly uneven wear was caused by defective tires. So the tire warranty would not come into play. Yokohama Tires I don't know if there is any variation for OEM tires.


The dealer may well say that the problem may have been from you having hit a curb etc and knocking the alignment out after the first few months of driving. And that damage would not have been covered by warranty. By getting into the accident, any alignment evidence other than the tire wear has been destroyed.

Maybe you could ask your insurance agent to help. Maybe he can negotiate a deal for you with the dealer. Maybe not.

I presume you got an alignment as part of the repair. I would indeed want to see the report by the alignment shop that the body shop employed. Getting your alignment checked independently after the repairs may be a good idea.

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