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Before we look at what you must do if you want your BF Goodrich tires to be covered by the company's guarantee, it is a good idea to know what is not guaranteed. After all, there's no point in going to the trouble of meeting your requirements, only to have your claim rejected because it isn't covered by the guarantee.
It seems like a long list, and you might almost get the impression that they don't guarantee anything, but that is not the case. In very simple terms, the company covers what they can control, things which are beyond their control they don't pretend to guarantee.
So, what things can't BF Goodrich control, which they specify in their guarantee so that you know where you stand?
TIP: Altough the tire company will not respond to damages for incorrect mounting, you might be able to get some response from the dealer who did the work
The list seems long, but, as I mentioned earlier -- and you can probably agree if you think about them, these are things which nobody in BFGoodrich can control. Some of these things you might be able to control, others are simply things which sometimes happen which are completely beyond anyone's control.
If you're interested in protection against almost everything, you may want to ask your dealer for Road Hazard Insurance, which may be available for an extra cost.
In very simple terms you have to look after your tires and use them properly.
Tire maintenance record
The company will ask you to provide records to certify these things.
TIP: Some dealers will provide regular rotation service FREE to their regular customers. Ask your dealer if they will do this for you before you buy from them.
From my experience in the tire business, I can tell you that it is not very often that tires do fail because of defects which are caused by faulty materials or workmanship, but they do happen and if you are careful in doing your maintenance and keep your receipts and records organized, it can definitely pay off, when these things do occur.
There's a side benefit of doing this regular maintenance and keeping track of it: Your vehicle will operate much more satisfactorily, will last longer and when it does come time to sell it, you can often get a better price if you can show how carefully you've looked after it.
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