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Old 06-05-2013, 09:29 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by thenorm View Post
are you claiming the tires against the warrenty? should be able to get a decent prorated value out of them when they bite the dust
I assume that is an option, but two of them have had repairs for punctures (the streets and freeways in the Santa Clarita valley are 25% nails and screws). So I think I would only get some offset for two of them. Would I make the claim through the seller or directly with Continental?
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Old 06-05-2013, 08:16 PM   #12
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Go back to where you bought them. They should deal with the warranty. Repairs and punctures dont matter towards the prorated value of the tire. I know at Firestone, the warranty is only honored if there are no issues that would cause the tire wear, like the alignment, or bad ball joints, or anything along those lines.
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Harder rubber is better but doesn't handle as well. Michelins like they say. If you assume all tread blocks flex more or less the same then the tread depth when new is what you start measuring. The Michelins or other long range tires can easily be measured to show the additional tread they have, deeper lasts longer. Take a small 6 inch ruler with you to check. Of course deeper can sometimes mess with you since deeper has the ability to get more out of balance.
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