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prondina, New Haven, CT, January 20, 2009, 07:15
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I'm replacing my tires I got 2.5 yrs ago (they were bottom of the line) and were leaking air slowy, one of them went flat.

I'm going to upgrade to a better tire, but wondered if I should bother with "road hazard warranty" as it did nothing in the case of these tires (the guy said they had dry rot and couldn't be repaired...).

thx.

pete

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    Andy Y January 20, 2009, 11:09
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    Road hazard usually covers nails or other types or puncture damage. I like hazard coverage mostly for piece of mind. If something damages the sidewall, I won't have to pay for my new tire. You have to decide whether $40 (or whatever it is) on the warranty is worth it to you. If you're spending 50-60 per tire I don't know. One tire patch repair normally costs $30-35. Warranties are always a gamble I'm afraid

    It does seem odd that you already have dry rot on a 2 year-old tire. Is there any manufacturer warranty on that?

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    prondina, January 20, 2009, 11:26
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    Andy - Thx for the info. yeah, I guess there's no sure-fire answer.

    If there was a manufacturer's warranty, I thought that Pep-boys (where I bought the tires and warranty), would have told me about it - no?

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    Andy Y, January 20, 2009, 11:37
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    It's possible there isn't one, it was just a passing thought. If you haven't bought the tires yet, it can't hurt to ask :)

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    T-BONE February 18, 2009, 14:23
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    Hi Pete,
    Andy made some good points. On Avgerage, the Road Hazzard should never cost more then 10% of the tire itself. Most tire dealers have similar RH Programs. Be sure to read the"fine-print".As like Andy, I also agree that is worth while for a piece of mind. Even in the worst of conditions you should not have had dry rot after only 2 1/2 years. When purchasing your new tires always check the date of production found on every tire at the end(last 4 numbers) of the DOT# ex;4808=48th week of 2008.Under a year old is good! Also never use a silicone base "tireshine". This is sure to expedite dry rot. Terry The Tireman

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    Visitor, May 22, 2010, 08:33

    a tire that is dry rotted is customer responsibility buying a road hazard warranty is an insurance company game they are betting and you have a 98% chance of loosing because they only pay out 2% per year and the tires are pro rated for example if you buy a 80.00 tire an hit a pot hole an your tire has 50% worn out u pay 40.00 out of pocket now tell me who winning trust me i own a tire shop for 7 years an never recommend it once

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