I hate tires ....

TomTheInstigatorTomTheInstigator Posts: 480 Officer
So I bought new tires in March last year and I'm told they need to be replaced sooner than later. Typical, I go in for my quarterly rotation-balance-alignment like normal but this time I got this..."Tom, I'm afraid the there's nothing left to rotate". sigh...

I'm convinced that I just haven't had these long enough to be replacing them already, but according to my daily drive distance I should be around 34k+ miles and they're only rated for 40k.

Since they came from TireRack.com I figured I better check on a possible warranty. Here's what I got..

Thank you for your email.

I am sorry to hear that your tires have worn out before reaching 40,000 miles. The following conditions must be met to qualify for the tread life warranty:

Tires have to be evenly worn across the face of the tread
No bead damage from mounting or dismounting
No impact damage (bulges or bubbles in the sidewall)
Tires have to be worn down to at least 2/32” of tread depth (General will accept up to 3/32” for less credit amount)
Properly repaired tires must be patched and plugged.
Tires must be returned in quantity of 2 or 4

Please have your local tire shop measure the tread on the four tires to see if they are eligible. If you meet the criteria above, you would need to buy replacement tires and ship the worn out tires to the following address for pro-rated mileage warranty credit:

The Tire Rack
RA # F838725
667 Sunbury Rd
Midway, GA 31320

The manufacturer requires paperwork showing the mileage on your vehicle when the tires were installed and your current mileage, as well as proof of rotation. We also need the VIN (vehicle identification number) from your automobile. You can fax the paperwork to 574 236-7707 when the tires are returned.

When the tires are returned, the pro-rated credit will be issued to your credit card used on the original order. For example, if you have 20,000 miles on tires and they are evenly worn to 2/32”, your prorated credit would be 50% or about $60.00 per tire.

If new tires are ordered through Tire Rack, we can assist you with Fed Ex return documents to ship the tires back for warranty for a nominal fee of $7.00 per tire (to be deducted from the credit upon return).

Please contact me if you have any questions or wish to proceed with this warranty process.


Sincerely,



Bonnie Witkowski | Customer Service Representative
__________________________________________________________

Tire Rack
7101 Vorden Parkway
South Bend, IN 46628
O: 888 981 3953 ext. 4394
O: 574 287 2345 ext. 4394
F: 574 236 7707
[email protected]


F that noise.... Not worth my time.. I guess it's time for tires again...ugh

Anyone have a recommendation on new tires for a 2008 Altima SE V6 (215/55R17). Looking for grand touring, smooth, and super quiet...
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  • hooknlinehooknline Posts: 5,324 Admiral
    Stop in the tire place by lowes on 17/92. Tire city.
    He will take good care of you and very honest and fair
    If I say something that offends you, please let me know so I can say it again later

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  • TomTheInstigatorTomTheInstigator Posts: 480 Officer
    Thanks! I'll check it out..
  • NoeetticaNoeettica Posts: 2,300 Captain
    Soon I may be lashing out against BF Goodrich ! Tons of tread Tires self destructing !!! less than 4 years old !

    Bought local ...
    want to know about my Gheenoes Go Here

    http://www.noeettica.com/
  • Captjohn5150Captjohn5150 Posts: 1,698 Captain
    I buy my truck tires from either SAMs or Costco....never had a problem at all with any tire problem....they fix it on the spot...from pro rate to free tire....no ifs ands or buts......the tire guys at those big box ware houses make you happy, at least make me happy 100 percent of the time...buy the full package and have no worries.....
    For the love of all outdoors recreational activities....what my spelling is off, that will learn ya. Pimping ain't easy unless u went to FSU, its a BS course.
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  • PopeyePopeye Posts: 14,296 AG
    Ive had a tire on my roof for 16yrs.

    Not one problem.


    just sayin..................
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  • Tarpon65Tarpon65 Posts: 6,447 Admiral
    Popeye wrote: »
    Ive had a tire on my roof for 16yrs.

    Not one problem.


    just sayin..................

    Why would you keep a tire on the top of your house? Sometimes you make no sense to me.
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  • Fly HookerFly Hooker Posts: 4,199 Captain
    If you drive a lot purchase tires rated higher like 60K.
  • SJCSJC Posts: 2,570 Captain
    Tires mileage ratings are based on perfect conditions. To get 34k out of a 40k tires is to be expected. Some tires will get there life they are rated for where as most won't. The mileage pro rate for 6k miles will not be worth your time. If you got 34k out of an 80k tire is a different story.
    The Beatings will continue until moral improves!
  • kodiakzachkodiakzach Posts: 6,079 Admiral
    Tarpon65 wrote: »
    Why would you keep a tire on the top of your house? Sometimes you make no sense to me.

    Clearly you have never driven through Alabama....
  • kodiakzachkodiakzach Posts: 6,079 Admiral
    Michelin Defender (80k warranty)
    -or-
    Michelin Primacy (60k warranty)
  • avmechavmech Posts: 1,362 Officer
    Tarpon65 wrote: »
    Why would you keep a tire on the top of your house? Sometimes you make no sense to me.

    Spare for the single wide
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  • kodiakzachkodiakzach Posts: 6,079 Admiral
    avmech wrote: »
    Spare for the single wide

    They are actually used (in bulk) to hold the roof of the single-wide down during tornadoes.
  • frankfrank Posts: 13,292 AG
    dayumn tom, only lasted since last year, that's tough
    does your business help with the cost? 35k a year is a lot of driving
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  • Fishin RodFishin Rod Posts: 2,620 Captain
    Throw a bicycle tire on your roof and it is a cheap insurance policy..... "Minorities" will think other "Minorities" live there and will not rob your house........
    "Be what you is"....... Isaiah Minter
  • SJCSJC Posts: 2,570 Captain
    kodiakzach wrote: »
    Michelin Defender (80k warranty)
    -or-
    Michelin Primacy (60k warranty)

    Defender is actually 90K. I have the primacy on wifes car, got about 15k on them and still look new.
    The Beatings will continue until moral improves!
  • gandrfabgandrfab Posts: 20,932 AG
    Get ones like this, they should last along time.

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  • badbullgatorbadbullgator Posts: 1,571 Captain
    Noeettica wrote: »
    Soon I may be lashing out against BF Goodrich ! Tons of tread Tires self destructing !!! less than 4 years old !

    Bought local ...

    I had the side walls peel off of all four BFG tires on my truck. The first happened maybe 6 months and was replaced. Second was about 5 months later, the next 5-6 months later and so on. I finally ended up with four mismatched tires as far as tread when because one tire would be replaced every 6 months or so. I had bought them at SAMs and they finally refunded my full purchase price toward a set of Michelins.
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  • team getterdunteam getterdun Posts: 1,741 Captain
    You should talk to my bro-in-law about what you're looking for. He buys tires by the trailer-full for a large tire wholesale company in J-Ville. He's been in the tire biz fora very long time and hears more valuable daily feedback than you or i would in a lifetime. PM me if you want his name and I'll have him call you.
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  • loose_cannonloose_cannon Posts: 592 Officer
    If you drive a truck and want good road tires, there is nothing better than the Michelin LTX M/S. They ride good and they last. Yes, they are expensive but you seldom see blogs/threads about them causing problems, either.
    "Club" tires with brand names are cheapened versions using different molds and construction. They are round, black and hold air, but they aren't even close to being the same quality tire.
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  • SJCSJC Posts: 2,570 Captain
    "Club" tires with brand names are cheapened versions using different molds and construction. They are round, black and hold air, but they aren't even close to being the same quality tire.

    Yep. i get people all the time comparing Sams Club or Walmart Michelins/BFG's to our Michelin or BFG's. Same name, same tread but tire quality isn't the same. I think Michelin sells them to the "clubs" because they didn't pass final inspection. Thats why they are so cheap.
    The Beatings will continue until moral improves!
  • badbullgatorbadbullgator Posts: 1,571 Captain
    If you drive a truck and want good road tires, there is nothing better than the Michelin LTX M/S. They ride good and they last. Yes, they are expensive but you seldom see blogs/threads about them causing problems, either.
    "Club" tires with brand names are cheapened versions using different molds and construction. They are round, black and hold air, but they aren't even close to being the same quality tire.

    I am a bit skeptical about that. The same nonsense has been stated about the guns walmart sells and it is untrue. Maybe you are right but why would a company put its reputation on the line by selling second quality tires at Sam's? Not to mention liability of knowingly selling a lessor quality tire to a "club". I could see a huge class action suite being filed if that were the case. If it is the same name, make, model they cannot be selling two different kinds. All kinds of issues with that.
    "No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government"

    -- Thomas Jefferson, 1 Thomas Jefferson Papers, 334
  • Captjohn5150Captjohn5150 Posts: 1,698 Captain
    I bought a pair of SAMs club Michelans (80000 mile)......and honestly got over miles rated....I hated to change them out.....I bought a second pair of Mich's and they were destroyed when a nice old young person T-boned me....any way i have SAMs Tires again and ride on a cloud....I have never had a problem with their tires...and they do fix it on the spot.
    I went to pep punks to see if they could match SAMs club or Costco. I had the paper work to show the cost of tires, installation ect.....Punk Boys said No Way in Heck would they match or even try to compete with those everyday prices....yet punk boys have a huge massive poster hanging in the shop stating they will meet or match or beat the price....nope punk boys would not even consider it....
    For the love of all outdoors recreational activities....what my spelling is off, that will learn ya. Pimping ain't easy unless u went to FSU, its a BS course.
    What do u get when you can connect the dots, color inside the lines, and get your release papers.....sentence served, times up at Felon sentenced university.
    Floridas first woman's college.
    The only difference between FSU and all the other colleges are other colleges accept you into the university's. At FSU you are taken into custody.
  • gandrfabgandrfab Posts: 20,932 AG
    I hate tires ....

    stop the hate, start the walk.:banana
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  • badbullgatorbadbullgator Posts: 1,571 Captain
    I bought a pair of SAMs club Michelans (80000 mile)......and honestly got over miles rated....I hated to change them out.....I bought a second pair of Mich's and they were destroyed when a nice old young person T-boned me....any way i have SAMs Tires again and ride on a cloud....I have never had a problem with their tires...and they do fix it on the spot.
    I went to pep punks to see if they could match SAMs club or Costco. I had the paper work to show the cost of tires, installation ect.....Punk Boys said No Way in Heck would they match or even try to compete with those everyday prices....yet punk boys have a huge massive poster hanging in the shop stating they will meet or match or beat the price....nope punk boys would not even consider it....

    Same here. I have bought tires at SAMs for at least the last 10-12 years and other then the one BFG set I have never had a problem and all have lasted at least what they were rated for and most much longer.
    Puke boys suuuuuccccckkkkkssss. Tired the same thing as you and got the same results.
    "No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government"

    -- Thomas Jefferson, 1 Thomas Jefferson Papers, 334
  • TomTheInstigatorTomTheInstigator Posts: 480 Officer
    SJC wrote: »
    Tires mileage ratings are based on perfect conditions. To get 34k out of a 40k tires is to be expected. Some tires will get there life they are rated for where as most won't. The mileage pro rate for 6k miles will not be worth your time. If you got 34k out of an 80k tire is a different story.

    I was mostly shocked that I'd driven that many miles in 15 months... Then my wife reminded me about the 4 trips to Jaclsonville, once a month trips to NSB, and a couple trips to FTL. Sigh.... Way more than 34k even.

    Life happens..
  • loose_cannonloose_cannon Posts: 592 Officer
    Nobody will match the price because nobody else can source the "club" tires. You can find a Michelin LTX M/S2, Pilot or Latitude at the club, but it isn't any cheaper than you can buy it from anyone else. Sam's tire will be called something else like a "Michelin X" and I often see the previous generation tread design. They are cheaper for a reason.
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  • badbullgatorbadbullgator Posts: 1,571 Captain
    Nobody will match the price because nobody else can source the "club" tires. You can find a Michelin LTX M/S2, Pilot or Latitude at the club, but it isn't any cheaper than you can buy it from anyone else. Sam's tire will be called something else like a "Michelin X" and I often see the previous generation tread design. They are cheaper for a reason.

    Why should one care if it is a previous tread design? Much like Nike shoes, I have no problem wearing last years design because I have no idea what is this years or ten years ago. As long as it is new
    "No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government"

    -- Thomas Jefferson, 1 Thomas Jefferson Papers, 334
  • NoeetticaNoeettica Posts: 2,300 Captain
    I am holding all my hate and wrath for a few days ...I paid Full Price for BFG's that are coming apart ! Filled out the paperwork we shall see ...

    "Yep. i get people all the time comparing Sams Club or Walmart Michelins/BFG's to our Michelin or BFG's. Same name, same tread but tire quality isn't the same. I think Michelin sells them to the "clubs" because they didn't pass final inspection. Thats why they are so cheap. "
    want to know about my Gheenoes Go Here

    http://www.noeettica.com/
  • Finger MulletFinger Mullet Posts: 3,852 Officer
    Nobody will match the price because nobody else can source the "club" tires. You can find a Michelin LTX M/S2, Pilot or Latitude at the club, but it isn't any cheaper than you can buy it from anyone else. Sam's tire will be called something else like a "Michelin X" and I often see the previous generation tread design. They are cheaper for a reason.

    Well I guess that would matter if I drove a race car, my daily cage, no problem. Now my motorcycle tires, no way in hell I would buy them from Costco, if they sold them...just sayin
  • Captjohn5150Captjohn5150 Posts: 1,698 Captain
    I drive the crap out of my tires hauling my trailer ect....just saying they work fine for me....
    For the love of all outdoors recreational activities....what my spelling is off, that will learn ya. Pimping ain't easy unless u went to FSU, its a BS course.
    What do u get when you can connect the dots, color inside the lines, and get your release papers.....sentence served, times up at Felon sentenced university.
    Floridas first woman's college.
    The only difference between FSU and all the other colleges are other colleges accept you into the university's. At FSU you are taken into custody.
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