Tireman, I am no expert in tires but what I read on truck tire website about warranty does not seem to cover much. Maybe you can explain what is warranty exactly?
For example, Michelin are not covered for cracking and I think this is their worst weak point, Goodyear are covered for cracking. Goodyear are not covered for uneven wear, and they are know to have uneven wear and cupping, mine did.
I did check your Blog and you mention about Tire sensors, I think this would be my best warranty. I had a blowout on a tire that was slowly loosing air.
Here are two examples from their Website
WHAT IS NOT COVERED
Tires/casings which become unserviceable due to:
– Road hazard injury (e.g., a cut, snag, bruise, impact damage or
– Incorrect mounting of the tire, tire/wheel imbalance, improper
retread or improper repair;
– Misapplication, improper maintenance, racing, underinflation,
overinflation or other abuse resulting in casing damage or fatigue;
– Accident, fire, chemical corrosion, contamination, tire alteration
– Flat spotting caused by improper storage;
– The addition of liquid, solid or gaseous materials other than air,
nitrogen or carbon dioxide;
– Uses other than long haul service for any extended warranty
– Uneven or rapid wear caused by mechanical irregularity in the
vehicle, such as wheel misalignment, resulting in damage to the
under-tread, carcass or steel belts;
– Ozone or weather checking.
WHAT IS NOT COVERED UNDER
THIS LIMITED WARRANTY?
• Wear conditions or tire damage due to road hazards
(including punctures, cuts, snags, impact breaks,
etc.). Wreck, collision, or fire. Fast wear, irregular wear,
heel and toe wear or other wear conditions.
• Improper inflation, overloading, high-speed spinup,
misapplication, misuse, negligence, racing, chain
damage, or improper mounting or demounting.
• Mechanical condition of the vehicle.
• Chip/chunk conditions on tires intended for
• Ride disturbance after the first 2/32" (inch) treadwear
or due to damaged wheels or any vehicle condition.
• Any tire intentionally altered after leaving a factory
producing Goodyear tires to change its appearance
(example: white inlay on a black tire).
• Tires with weather cracking which were purchased
more than four (4) years prior to presentation for
adjustment. If you have no proof of purchase date,
tires manufactured four (4) or more years prior to
presentation are not covered.
• Material added to a tire after leaving a factory
producing Goodyear tires (examples: tire fillers,
sealants or balancing substances). If the added
material is the cause of the tire being removed from
service, the tire will not be adjusted.
• Any Goodyear Commercial Truck tire with the word
“Mileage” on the sidewall.
• Tires removed from service due to improper repairs.
• Loss of time, inconvenience, loss of use of vehicle,
incidental or consequential damage.