HIGHWAY AUTO AND LIGHT TRUCK TIRE WARRANTY AND ADJUSTMENT POLICY (EXCLUDES GOODYEAR® UNISTEEL® RADIAL LIGHT TRUCK TIRES)
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
You are eligible for the benefits of this Limited Warranty if you meet all the
- You are the owner or authorized agent of the owner of new Goodyear
highway auto or light truck tires.
- Your tires bear Department of Transportation prescribed tire
- Your tires have been used only on the vehicle on which they were
originally installed according to the vehicle manufacturer’s or
- Your tires were purchased on or after May 1, 2013
Light truck tires are defined as all tires identified with the “LT” designation in
the sidewall stamping.
WHAT IS COVERED AND FOR HOW LONG?
FREE TIRE REPLACEMENT
Any new Goodyear highway radial auto or radial light truck tire, covered by this policy, removed from service due to a covered warranty condition during the
first 2/32" of usable tread or twelve months from date of purchase, whichever comes first, will be replaced with a comparable new Goodyear tire at no charge,
including mounting and balancing (without proof of purchase the date of manufacture will be used to determine eligibility).
ALL OTHER HIGHWAY AUTO OR LIGHT TRUCK TIRES
Any new Goodyear highway auto or light truck tire, other than radial auto or radial light truck tires, removed from service due to a covered warranty condition during the first 1/32" of usable tread will be replaced with a comparable new Goodyear tire at no charge, including mounting and balancing.
TEMPORARY SPARE TIRES
Any Goodyear temporary spare tire removed from service due to a covered
warranty condition during the first 50% of usable treadwear (1/32") will be
replaced with a comparable new Goodyear temporary spare tire at no charge,
Tires not eligible for free replacement that are removed from service due to a
covered warranty condition will be replaced with a comparable new Goodyear
tire on a prorated basis for up to six (6) years from the date of original new tire
purchase or when the treadwear indicators become visible (worn to 2/32"),
whichever occurs first (without proof of purchase the date of manufacture will
be used to determine eligibility).
HOW WILL PRORATED CHARGES BE CALCULATED?
Replacement price will be calculated by multiplying the tire’s advertised retail selling price at the time of adjustment by the percentage of usable original tread that has been worn off. You pay for mounting and balancing, and an amount equal to the current Federal Excise Tax (F.E.T. – U.S. only) and any other applicable taxes and government-mandated charges.
EXAMPLE: If your disabled tire had an original 8/32" of usable treadwear and is
worn to 4/32" usable tread remaining, you have used 50% and therefore must
pay 50% of the advertised retail selling price of the comparable tire.
In addition, you must pay an amount equal to the full current Federal Excise
Tax (U.S. only) or any other applicable taxes and government-mandated
charges for the comparable new replacement tire at the time of adjustment.
If the price of the new comparable tire is $130.00, the cost to you would be
$65.00 plus F.E.T. (U.S. only) plus any other applicable taxes and governmentmandated
HOW WILL TREAD LIFE LIMITED WARRANTY CHARGES BE CALCULATED?
Driving habits, road conditions, driving conditions and vehicle maintenance
are all factors that contribute to tire wear. If your tires do not reach the
miles/kilometres listed in the Tread Life table and meet with all the terms of
the Tread Life warranty (read below), the tires will be replaced as follows: If the tread wears evenly down to the treadwear indicators (worn to 2/32")
before delivering the warranted mileage, the tire will be replaced on a
prorated basis, provided the original invoice is presented showing the vehicle
mileage when the tires were originally installed. EXAMPLE: If your tire has a tread life limited warranty of 80,000 miles (130,000 kilometres) and delivers 56,000 miles (91,000 kilometres) prior to wear-out (down to 2/32"), the tire will be replaced for 70% of the advertised selling price of the comparable tire at the time of adjustment. If the price of the new comparable tire is $130, the cost to you would be $91, plus any additional charges such as mounting, balancing and any other applicable taxes and government-mandated charges.
The Tread Life Limited Warranty applies only if you are the original
purchaser and the tires have been used only on the vehicle on which they
were originally installed, according to Goodyear’s or the vehicle
However, the Tread Life Limited Warranty does not apply to:
- Tires used in commercial applications including, but not limited to, police,
taxi service, national account, government and contract sales.
- Tires supplied as original equipment.
- Tires that are installed on any vehicle other than the vehicle on which they
were originally installed.
- Tires that after leaving the producing factory have had the tread pattern
altered in any manner such as, but not limited to, siping, carving, shaving
or having any material applied to the tread surface.
You must retain your original tire purchase invoice (see number 2. under Owner’s Obligations) for tread life limited warranty consideration.
- You must rotate your tires in accordance with the prescribed
rotation patterns as recommended by either the vehicle manufacturer
- When making a claim under the Tread Life Limited Warranty, you
must present your original tire purchase invoice which shows the tire
description, mileage and date the tire(s) were installed.
- You must present the tire to be adjusted to a Goodyear Retailer. Tires
replaced as an adjustment become the property of The Goodyear Tire and
Rubber Company or Goodyear Canada Inc.
- You must pay any other applicable taxes and government-mandated
charges for any additional service you order at the time of adjustment
relating to any unique applications requiring mounting, demounting
- No claim will be recognized unless submitted on a Goodyear claim form
(supplied by a Goodyear Retailer) completely filled out and where you,
the owner, or your authorized agent presented the tire for adjustment.
WHAT IS NOT COVERED BY THIS WARRANTY?
This limited warranty does not cover the following:
- Tires submitted for ride disturbance complaints that are worn beyond the
first two thirty-seconds of an inch (2/32") tread depth or tires submitted
for ride disturbance due to damaged wheels or any vehicle condition.
- Goodyear does not warrant or give credit in any adjustment transaction
for any kind of material added to a tire (e.g., tire fillers, sealants, balancing
substances)after the tire leaves a factory producing Goodyear tires, nor will
it adjust any tire that has failed as a result of adding such material.
- Irregular wear or damage due to mechanical condition of the vehicle,
improper inflation, overloading, high speed spin-up, misapplication, misuse,
negligence, racing, use of tire chains, improper mounting or demounting,
improper repair, wreck, collision or fire.
- Road hazards (includes, but is not limited to, punctures, cuts, snags,
impact breaks, etc.).
- Any tire that, after leaving a factory producing Goodyear tires, has been
intentionally altered to change its appearance (e.g.,white inlay on a black
tire or regrooved).
- Tires with weather-cracking that were purchased more than four (4)
years prior to presentation for adjustment or, if purchase date cannot
be verified, manufactured more than four years prior to presentation for
- Temporary spare tires used on vehicles used in racing and on passenger
cars in special applications such as police pursuit service.
- Goodyear Unisteel Commercial Radial Light Truck Tires.
- Tires removed from service due to improper repairs
- Cosmetic weather checking
- Low tire pressure-monitoring system – refer to vehicle
WHAT ARE YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS?
No Representative or Dealer has authority to make any representation,
promise or agreement on behalf of Goodyear, except as stated herein.
Any tire, no matter how well constructed, may fail in service or otherwise
become unserviceable due to conditions beyond the control of the
manufacturer. Under no circumstances is this warranty a representation
that a tire failure cannot occur.
DISCLAIMER: THIS WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF, AND GOODYEAR HEREBY
DISCLAIMS, ANY AND ALL OTHER WARRANTIES AND REPRESENTATIONS,
EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY WARRANTY OF
MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NO OTHER
WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION OF ANY KIND IS MADE BY GOODYEAR OR
SHALL BE IMPLIED BY LAW.
LIMITATION OF DAMAGES: IN NO EVENT AND UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE
SHALL GOODYEAR BE LIABLE TO THE BUYER FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL,
INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, LOST PROFIT, LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOSS OF
GOODWILL OR REPUTATION, PUNITIVE OR OTHER DAMAGE, COST (INCLUDING
FOR REPLACEMENT TRANSPORTATION), EXPENSE OR LOSS OF ANY KIND.
SOME STATES AND PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION
OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR
EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other
rights that vary from state to state or province to province.
HOW DO YOU OBTAIN AN ADJUSTMENT?
- You must present the tire to be adjusted to an authorized Goodyear service
facility. Tires replaced on an adjustment basis become the property of
The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company or Goodyear Canada Inc
- You must pay for taxes and any additional services you order at the
time of adjustment plus any additional service that may be unique to
your application, e.g., Tire Pressure-Monitoring System.
- You must submit your claim on an approved claim form supplied by
an authorized Goodyear service facility. The form must be filled out
completely and signed, where you the owner or your authorized agent
presented the tire for adjustment.
You must go to an authorized Goodyear outlet for replacement tires and all