Are you planning to get new tires? Save your wallet by purchasing the best road hazard protection plan after considering Nancy’s nine tips!
How frustrating is it while you’re driving, you hit a pothole causing a blow out to your brand new tire? Nothing is more aggravating than having to buy another tire.
I can think of better things to do with my money than replacing a new tire again.
Kids, get out of my pocket, I’m not referring to you.
Hi, I’m Nancy at Kneble’s Auto Service Center.
Next time you make such a costly purchase, consider purchasing that Road Hazard Protection Plan. It similar to determining if car warranties are worth it.
Here are nine things to know when considering purchasing the Road Hazard Protection Plan.
First and foremost, remember, Road Hazard Warranty is not the same as a manufactured warranty.
Tire manufacturers, cover all manufactured defects, but not the Road Hazard Damage. Road Hazard Warranty is just that, it’s a protection plan to cover damages to your tire caused by driving on the road under normal conditions.
Most plans, cover flat tire changes, flat tire repairs, tire replacement, or towing if it’s needed. Does your plan have those in them?
- A timeframe. What I mean is the coverage for one, two, or three years? So how long do you have this coverage for? Or does it say it’s only covered for the number of miles you drive from the date of the purchase, like 60,000 miles?
- Is there a tire tread depth that voids this warranty? For example, if the damaged tire measures 432nds, will that tire be covered if it has to be replaced? Some plans have voided the damaged tire of 2/32nds tread depth.
- Is this plan transferable? So if you sell your vehicle, does the Road Hazard Protection go along to the next purchaser?
- Are you covered for towing? Suppose you get a flat while you’re driving and you don’t have a spare, will the plan cover you to be towed to your local auto repair center? And do you have to call a specific tow company?
- Is there a dollar amount for the replacement tire? Now, suppose your tire has a nail in the sidewall and it needs to be replaced and the cost of it is $250. Will the warranty be covered or does it only cover X amount of dollars for a new tire?
- Does the plan limit the payout for the replacement cost of the tire? So whether it’s being replaced during the first year or the last year. For example, if your tire is replaced in the first year of the plan, they’ll pay 100%. And in the second year of the plan, that replacement tire, they’ll only cover 50%. And in the third year, they’ll only cover 25%.
- Are tire repairs covered and is there a limit to the number of tire repairs that are covered? Many plans limit the number of tire repairs to two tire repairs per tire over the life of the plan.
- Do you need to go to a specific auto repair facility for the plan to be covered? And are there any out-of-pocket costs to you, such as mounting and balancing a new tire if it has to be replaced?
- What paperwork is required to be submitted for this coverage? Now, here at Kneble’s Auto Service Center, we submit all the paperwork and the Road Hazard Protection Plan so that you will get paid directly if you need to, or you will not have to pay us if the plan will pay us.
So next time you puncture your tire by a nail in the side and you get a blowout, make sure you’re covered by a tire warranty protection.
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