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  • What is the bubble on my tire?

  • A customer emailed me today about a bubble on the sidewall of one of his Bridgestone Blizzak Winter Tires. He thought it may have been a defect in the tire. What he actually has was a sidewall bubble. What is a sidewall bubble? A sidewall bubble is a bulge protruding from the sidewall of the tire.…

  • The Truth About Warranties

  • Resolving warranty issues on tires is tricky business. Anyone would like to utilize a manufacturer's defect or treadlife warranty if they could. However, is it an issue with the tire or improper maintenance of the vehicle and/or tire? When was the last time you checked the inflation pressure of…

  • Review of: Kumho 722

  • …to get a quick oil change and instead ended up having to replace a tire. The tire had what can only be described as a rip running along the tread. This is clearly a defect and the company emailed me back and then just stopped responding one day. Zero communication since then. I%27d avoid this brand.

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  • (PDF Document: pulling_tire_diagnosis.pdf)

  • …car is the defective tire. 2. If the pulling does not change, the defective tire is isolated to the front tire that was not moved in step 2. Step 3 Action to be Taken Rotate the two rear tires from side to side. Results 1. If the vehicle pulls in the opposite direction, the defective tire is 1 of…

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  • Review of: Kumho 722

  • …to get a quick oil change and instead ended up having to replace a tire. The tire had what can only be described as a rip running along the tread. This is clearly a defect and the company emailed me back and then just stopped responding one day. Zero communication since then. I%27d avoid this brand.

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  • Review of: Kumho 722

  • …to get a quick oil change and instead ended up having to replace a tire. The tire had what can only be described as a rip running along the tread. This is clearly a defect and the company emailed me back and then just stopped responding one day. Zero communication since then. I%27d avoid this brand.

  • Is There a Bubble on Your Tire?

  • …Areas * Debris Sometimes, while rare, a defect in the tire itself can cause a bubble. However, this is very uncommon on tires more than a few months old. A tire shop can inspect the tire to check to see whether the bubble was caused from a defect or from road damage. To do this, the shop…

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  • Lowered Cars the Right Way

  • …from springs engineered for the street. They are crafted from special spring steel to ensure quality and performance and come with a lifetime defect warranty. Vehicle performance is also improved by sport springs in two ways: they reduce ride height and have higher spring rates that are carefully…

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  • Review of: Continental ExtremeContact DWS

  • …TWO sidewall defects on the same side of the car. Who knows what happened -- we have potholes here, like everywhere anymore. Still, never had such a problem with the Goodyears. And for nearly 40 years of driving on these same streets on all sorts of tires, never had a sidewall defect. Ever. You…

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  • Caring for Your Tires: Even the Experts Aren't Perfect

  • …Or driving with too much negative camber, bent wheels, winter tires in the summer, and numerous other sins against proper tire care. While defects do happen, modern tires from reputable brands tend to have extremely good quality control. But since everything the car does goes through the…

  • A Note on Tire Warranties

  • …manufacturer stands behind their product in the form of a warranty. Typically speaking, they will repair or replace aftermarket tires that show defects that result from faulty materials or workmanship. The warranty outlines the time period in which they are willing to do so, and it usually lasts…

  • Just Say No to Tire Cracking

  • …cracking. Slight surface cracking can be just cosmetic but keep in mind deep cuts or fissures from excessive deflection, poor maintenance, or defects can be serious so check with a tire shop if you are unsure. There are steps you can take to minimize cracking. Tires have oils in the rubber that…

  • (PDF Document: trhp_24MonthRHP_Cert.pdf)

  • …registration number for each covered tire is not imprinted on your Original Invoice. 7. Repair or replacement of a tire due to manufacturer recall, defect or warranty (other than a road hazard warranty) for which the manufacturer will repair or replace the tire at its expense or at a reduced cost.…

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