Insight into Tire Protection & Road Hazard Coverage

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The tires of your car are designed to transport your vehicle between destinations in safety and comfort. Yet even the best-designed tires crafted from high-quality materials are susceptible to the risks of the road; potholes, uneven asphalt, nails, and assorted debris all pose an inconvenient threat to your road trip. The tires of your car, truck, or sport utility vehicle are vulnerable to all sorts of problems. When a tire fails, it has to be replaced as soon as possible, and in most cases that means a visit to a tire retailer.

There, you’ll be asked whether you’ll want to spend a couple of extra dollars on a tire warranty that you may or may not need. Tire retailers promote tire and wheel warranties as extra protection for those unexpected mishaps on the road. Like most extended protection warranties, you may have doubts paying for a level of protection that you may never find yourself in need of—until you find yourself with a pothole-shredded
tire. Let’s explore what extended tire and wheel warranties are about.

Road Insurance

The tires you buy typically carry some form of warranty protection from the manufacturer for defects in the workmanship. The tire may fail due to no fault of your own; in this case you’d qualify for a replacement at little or no cost. Original warranty protection in many cases covers the tires for 12 months or 12,000 miles, the estimated equivalent of a year’s driving. Your original warranty may also cover your tires to the point where the thickness of the tread is at the point where it’s legally worn out, about 2/32 of an inch.

Is It Necessary

The original coverage for the tires you’ve purchased may cause you to question if an extended warranty is worth the money. The warranty may cover damage to your tires for up to a year of driving, but conditions and usage can vary. For example, you may live in an area of the country susceptible to extreme weather changes that can crumble asphalt and create potholes. Your driving habits may change and lead to increased wear and tear on your tires. Once the initial warranty expires, you’ll run the risk of encountering road hazards that can cause inconvenience and be costly.

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Think of The Cost

An extended tire and wheel protection warranty may cost you a percentage of the price of a replacement tire. Depending on the retailer, the coverage could add 20,000 or even 30,000 miles to your tires or wheels. It helps to understand that some exclusions apply when it comes to extended tire and wheel warranties. Improper repair, damage from an accident, and vehicle mechanical failure are often excluded from the warranties. But the next time a wayward nail punctures your tire or an encounter with a curb damages a wheel, the repair or replacement would be covered with less money out of your pocket.

Consider the Coverage

You should consider the terms of coverage when choosing additional road hazard protection for your tires and wheels. When it comes to the unseen risks of the road, it may be worth paying for the extra protection.

Wheel and Tire Care is the company to call for tire and wheel warranties. Whether your vehicle is a luxury sport utility vehicle or a dependable family sedan, you can count on Wheel and Tire Care to offer the coverage that gives you added protection if you encounter road hazards. Call us today at 347-308-6161 to request a professional quote.


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