Re: Sticky: 18" replacement tire thread
Mileage warranties are good for comparisons within tire manufacturers. Having been in the tire industry for 27 years, I can tell you it was extremely rare to get a warranty due to premature wear. You need to document your rotations and alignments, you need to keep the air pressures at recommended, your front end parts need to be tight. Because the first thing they do is look for a violation of any of the above. If your tire wears on one edge, you're going to be denied for alignment reasons, or if the tires are cupped, you get dinged for not rotating or keeping the wrong pressures in the tires. It's the same with the Uniform Tire Quality Grading System, it's good to compare tires from the SAME manufacturer, but the manufacturer submits the data, and they all use a little bit different base points. At one time, Michelin rated top of the line tires around 400, and Cooper was rating their second tier at 560.
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