ABOUT THE LIMITED WARRANTY AND OWNER’S MANUAL
As the original purchaser of a Uniroyal® passenger or light truck
tire, you are covered by all the benefits and conditions (subject to
the maintenance recommendations and safety warnings) contained
in the Owner’s Manual. To ensure your understanding of and
compliance with the terms and conditions of this warranty, please
read it carefully. It is essential that you also read and understand the
safety and maintenance recommendations for tires contained in this
The “legal life of the tire” is six years from the date of purchase or
the life of the “usable tread,” which is defined as the original tread
worn down to the level of the treadwear indicators – 2/32nds of an
inch (1.6 mm) of tread remaining, whichever occurs first. The date
of purchase is documented by a new vehicle registration or tire sales
invoice. If no proof of purchase is available, the date of manufacture
as molded on the sidewall, will be used.
Uneven wear is defined as a tread depth difference of 2/32nds of an
inch or more on the same tire.
THE UNIROYAL LIMITED WARRANTY – WHAT IS COVERED AND
FOR HOW LONG
Workmanship and Materials
Uniroyal® passenger and light truck tires, used in normal service on the
vehicle on which they were originally fitted and in accordance with
the maintenance recommendations and safety warnings contained in
the owner’s manual section of this booklet, are covered by this limited
warranty against defects in workmanship and materials for the life of
the original usable tread, or six years from date of purchase, whichever
comes first. At that time, all warranties, express or implied, expire.
Treadwear – Mileage Warranty Coverage for Uniroyal®Passenger and Light Truck Tires
Some Uniroyal® Tiger Paw® and Laredo® tires are covered by a manufacturer’s
limited warranty for treadwear, for six years from the date of purchase. Some vehicles come from the vehicle manufacturer with “split fitments”– meaning different size tires on
the front and rear axles. Because these tires cannot be rotated as recommended by Uniroyal, the mileage warranty on each rear tire will cover half the number of miles as the standard mileage warranty for that particular tire design.
An important reminder: No tire manufacturer can guarantee you a certain number of miles from a given tire. Driving habits, driving conditions, road conditions,
and vehicle maintenance all play a part in the tread life of a tire. If a tire does not reach the warranty mileage, and the owner of the tires has complied with the terms and conditions of the warranty, Uniroyal will replace the tires as described under “HOW REPLACEMENT CHARGES ARE CALCULATED”.
Tread Puncture Replacement Plan – Coverage for Uniroyal® Tires with NailGard®
Uniroyal® Tires with NailGard® (including Royal Seal® tires) have a sealant material covering the inner liner at the tread area. This sealant is designed to seal punctures to the tread that are 3/16ths of an inch or less in diameter. No tire is immune to have a complete loss of air.
UNIROYAL OFFERS THIS TREAD PUNCTURE REPLACEMENT PLAN SOLELY AS A CONVENIENCE TO ITS CUSTOMERS. UNIROYAL MAKES NO REPRESENTATION OR PROMISE THAT UNIROYAL TIRES WITH NAILGARD WILL SEAL TREAD PUNCTURES
GREATER THAN 3/16” IN DIAMETER.
WHAT IS NOT COVERED
Tires which become unserviceable due to:
- Road hazard injury (e.g., a cut, snag, bruise, impact damage or puncture)
(Excluding tires with NailGard® that are covered by the Tread
Puncture Replacement Plan);
- Incorrect mounting of the tire, tire/wheel imbalance or improper repair;
- Misapplication, improper maintenance, racing, underinflation, overinflation
or other abuse;
- Uneven or rapid wear caused by mechanical irregularity in the vehicle
such as wheel misalignment (measured tread depth differences of
2/32nds of an inch or more on the same tire);
- Accident, fire, chemical corrosion, tire alteration or vandalism;
- Flat spotting caused by improper storage, or brakelock
- The addition of liquid, solid or gaseous materials other than air, nitrogen or
carbon dioxide (for example, waterbased sealers or balancing substances);
- Cosmetic ozone or weather cracking
HOW REPLACEMENT CHARGES ARE CALCULATED
Workmanship / Materials
A tire which becomes unserviceable within 12 months of the date of
purchase due to a condition covered by this workmanship and materials
limited warranty will be replaced with a comparable new Uniroyal® tire,
free of charge, when 2/32nds of an inch (1.6mm) or less of the original
tread is worn, (or 25% or less, whichever is more beneficial to the user).
The cost of mounting and balancing the tire is included. You pay the
cost of any other service charges and applicable taxes.
If a Uniroyal® Royal Seal® tire or a Uniroyal® tire with NailGard® becomes
unserviceable due to a condition covered by the workmanship and
materials limited warranty, it will be replaced with a new, comparable
Uniroyal® Brand tire at no charge, during the first 24 months after the
date of purchase or the first 30% of treadwear, whichever comes first.
The cost of mounting and balancing the tires is included.
You pay the cost of any other service charges or applicable taxes.
When more than 2/32nds of an inch of original tread has been worn (or
more than 25%, whichever is more beneficial to the user) or after 12
months from the date of purchase, you must pay the cost of a comparable
new Uniroyal® passenger or light truck replacement tire on a pro rata basis.
The retailer shall determine the charge by multiplying the percentage of
the original usable tread worn by the current selling price at the adjustment
location or the price in the current Uniroyal® Base Price List, whichever is
lower. This list is based on a predetermined price intended to fairly represent
the actual selling price of the tire. For Uniroyal® tires with NailGard®,
the pro rata replacement period begins after 24 months or when more
than 30% of the tread has been worn. You pay the cost of mounting,
balancing and any other service charges and applicable taxes.
A mileage tire meeting the conditions for pro rata replacement will be replaced with a comparable new Uniroyal® tire based on mileage received. The participating Uniroyal® tire retailer will determine the charge by multiplying the percent of milage received by the then current actual selling price at the adjustment location, or the price of the tire in the current Uniroyal® Base Price List, whichever is lower. This list is based on a predetermined price intended to fairly represent the actual selling price
of the tire.
You pay the cost of mounting, balancing and any other
service charges and applicable taxes.
Tires which wear out evenly before delivering the warranted milage will be
replaced on a pro rata basis only if:
- You are the original purchaser of the tires, you own the vehicle on which
they were originally installed, and the tires have been used only on that
- The tires have been rotated and inspected by a participating Uniroyal®
tire retailer every 7,500 miles, and the attached Mounting and Rotation
Service Record has been fully completed and signed.
- The completed Mounting and Rotation Service Record, Original Owner/ Tire Installation information form, and the original invoice are presented to a participating Uniroyal® tire retailer at the time of the adjustment claim.
- The tires have not become unserviceable due to a condition listed under
WHAT IS NOT COVERED.
Tread Puncture Replacement – Uniroyal® Tires with NailGard®
If your Uniroyal® Tiger Paw® sealant tire does not seal a puncture during
the legal life of the tire*, Uniroyal will replace the tire free of charge,
mounting and balancing included. If your Laredo® sealant tire does seal a puncture during the first 50% of the original useable tread depth*, Uniroyal will replace the tire free of charge. When more than 50% of the original tread* is worn, the Tread Puncture
Replacement Plan for Laredo tires with NailGard expires.
WHAT THE CONSUMER MUST DO WHEN MAKING A CLAIM
When making a claim under the terms of this limited warranty, you must present your tire(s) to a participating Uniroyal tire retailer. The vehicle on which the tires were used must be available for inspection. You must also present your original invoice and the orignal copy of this warranty. For treadwear replacemnet claims, both the MOUNTING AND ROTATION SERVICE RECORD, and the ORIGINAL OWNER/TIRE INSTALLATION INFORMATION RECORD must be presented. Personal indentification (i.e. Driver’s License, Credit Card etc.) and vehicle registration may be required. You pay service charges for normal vehicle and tire maintenance.
CONDITIONS AND EXCLUSIONS
This limited warranty does not provide compensation for loss of time, loss of use of vehicle, inconvenience or incidental or consequential damages. Tires presented for claim remain the property of the consumer and Uniroyal accepts no responsibility for loss of, or damage to, tires which are in the custody or control of a Uniroyal tire retailer for the purpose of inspection for warranty adjustment. Tires accepted for claim become the property of Michelin North America, which is the processor of warranty claims for
Uniroyal® tires. In the event of a disputed claim, the consumer must make
the tire available for further inspection. No representative, employee or retailer of Uniroyal® tires has the authority to make or imply any representation, promise or
agreement, which in any way varies the terms of this warranty. This warranty applies only in the United States and Canada.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also
have other rights which vary from province to province and state
SAFETY MAINTENANCE INFORMATION
Read the Tire Owner’s Manual portion of this booklet, the
information on the sidewall of your tires, your vehicle owner’s
manual, and the vehicle tire information placard for essential
safety and maintenance information.
You should have complete confidence in your new Uniroyal tires.
Still, it’s important to register your tires in the event that we need
to contact you.