THUNDERER Limited Warranty for:
P-Metric, Light Truck, Auto Passenger
and Performance Tires and ST Radials.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
Eligibility in contingent on meeting all the following criteria:
- Your THUNDERER tires were purchased on or after January 1, 2012
- Your THUNDERER tires are used ONLY on the vehicle on which they were originally installed in accordance with vehicle manufactures designations found in the vehicles owners manual.
- You are the owner or authorized agent of NEW THUNDERER P-Metric, Light Truck, Auto Passenger and Performance Tires and ST Radials. (Light Truck tires are defined as all tires with the sidewall identification “LT”.)
WHAT IS COVERED AND FOR HOW LONG?
FREE TIRE REPLACEMENT PERIOD
If an eligible Thunderer brand passenger or light truck tires or ST Radials becomes unserviceable from workmanship, materials, road hazard or a condition other that those listed below during the first 25% of usable tread wear or one (1) year from date of purchase (whichever comes first) it will be credited back in the full amount of the original price.
Tires not eligible for the free replacement that are removed from service due to a covered warranty condition will be replaced with a comparable new THUNDERER tire on a prorated basis for a period of five (5) years from the date of the original new tire purchase or when the tread-wear indicators become visible (worn to 2/32”), whichever occurs first.
WHAT IS A COMPARABLE TIRE?
A “comparable” tire may be either the same line and pattern of tire or, in the event that the tire is not available, a tire of the same basic construction and quality with a different sidewall or tread configuration. If a higher-priced tire is accepted as replacement, the difference in price will be at an additional charge to you.
Any THUNDERER replacement tire provided pursuant to this warranty will be covered by the THUNDERER warranty in effect at the time of replacement.
TIRE MILEAGE WARRANTY
The Thunderer brand tires listed below are warranted against wear out up to the mileage coverage shown in this section, even though the actual mileage you may get from your tires may vary because of driving habits and road conditions. Subject to the items originally covered below, if one of the tires listed in this warranty wears out before the listed mileage American Omni Trading will adjust the tire on a pro-rata basis. “Wear Out” means that the tire’s tread has worn evenly down to the tread wear indicator’s (2/32nds of an inch of tread remaining). “Pro-Rata” for this Tread Wear Out Coverage is measured by the odometer readings at the time of the tire’s purchase, as printed on the original tire sales invoice, and at the time of replacement. In addition, you must present a completed rotation schedule contained in the original owner’s copy of the tire’s Limited Warranty / Tire Guide / Adjustment Policy.
TIRE(S) that have not been rotated at least every 6000 miles as evidenced by a completed rotation schedule are excluded.
TIRE(S) in service for more then 60 months regardless of mileage are not covered.
TREAD LIFE LIMITED WARRANTY
THUNDERER replacement tire listed below is warranted against pre-mature tread wear-out based on the following table:
THUNDERER / MACH I 60,000 Mile Limited Warranty
THUNDERER / MACH II 60,000 Mile Limited Warranty
THUNDERER / MACH III 60,000 Mile Limited Warranty
THUNDERER / MACH IV 60,000 Mile Limited Warranty
THUNDERER / RANGER 007 60,000 Mile Limited Warranty
The tread life limited warranty applies ONLY to you if you are the Original Purchaser and the tires have been used only on the vehicle on which they were originally installed according to the vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations. The tread life limited warranty does not apply to the following conditions: Tires used in commercial applications including but not limited to, police, taxi service, national account, government and contract sales. Tires supplied as original equipment. Tires that are installed on any vehicle other than the vehicle on which they were originally installed.
This TIRE MILEAGE WARRANTY DOES NOT include mounting, balancing, TPMS and applicable taxes and fees, which remain the customer’s obligation and is NOT transferable.
You will receive a credit based upon the dealers replacement price based on the percentage of actual mileage driven to the mileage covered. Your replacement cost will be determined by dividing the actual mileage driven by the miles warranted and multiplying the result times the current selling price.
ITEMS NOT COVERED:
- Ride / Vibration – Any ride / vibration complaint after the first 1/32nd of an inch of tread wear.
- Improper Operation or Maintenance – Includes, but not limited to improper inflation, or improper load/speed practices. In addition, improper tore rotation, wear due to improper vehicle alignment and tire alteration.
- Deliberate abuse or vandalism.
You must rotate your tires with the prescribed rotation patterns as recommended by either your vehicle owners manual or your authorized THUNDERER Dealer.
When making a claim under the tread life limited warranty, you must present the original tire purchase invoice complete with tire description, mileage and the date the tire(s) were installed.
You must present the tire to be adjusted to a THUNDERER Retailer. Tires replaced as an adjustment become the property of THUNDERER Tires.
You must pay any other applicable taxes and government-mandated charges on the services you order at the time of adjustment relating to any unique applications requiring mounting, demounting or balancing.
No claim will be recognized unless submitted on an approved claim form (supplied by a THUNDERER retailer) completely filled out and where you, the owner, or your authorized agent presented the tire for adjustment.
This limited warranty is applicable only in the United States and Canada.
WHAT ARE YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS?
No Representative or Dealer has authority to make any representation, promise or agreement on behalf of THUNDERER, except as stated herein.
Any tire, no matter how well constructed, may fail in service or otherwise become unserviceable due to conditions beyond the control of tire manufacturer. Under no circumstances is this warranty a representation that a tire failure cannot occur. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights that vary from state to state or province to province.
DISCLAIMER: THIS WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF, AND THUNDERER TIRES HEREBY DISCLAIMS, ANY AND ALL OTHER WARRANTIES AND REPRESENTATIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NO OTHER WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION OF ANY KIND IS MADE BY THUNDERER TIRES OR SHALL BE IMPLIED BY LAW.
LIMITATION OF DAMAGES: IN NO EVENT AND UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE SHALL THUNDERER TIRES BE LIABLE TO THE BUYER FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, LOST PROFIT, LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOSS OF GOODWILL OR REPUTATION, PUNITIVE OR OTHER DAMAGE, COST (INCLUDING FOR REPLACEMENT
TRANSPORTATION), EXPENSE OR LOSS OF ANY KIND. SOME STATES AND PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
HOW DO YOU OBTAIN AN ADJUSTMENT?
You must present the tire to be adjusted to an authorized THUNDERER service facility. Tires replaced on an adjustment basis become the property of THUNDERER Tires.
You must submit your claim on an approved claim form supplied by an authorized THUNDERER service facility. The form must be filled out completely, where you, the owner, or your authorized agent presented the tire for adjustment.
THUNDERER Tire Care and Maintenance Guide
To ensure satisfactory mileage and performance from your THUNDERER tires give them a simple but frequent (at least monthly) check for proper inflation along with even tread wear and inspect your tires for the presence of damage.*
MAINTAIN PROPER INFLATION PRESSURE
Proper inflation pressure is essential for optimum tire performance, safety and fuel economy. Check for proper inflation pressure at least monthly while tires are cool, tires will warm up from use after a number of miles so its best to check before driving. Use a quality hand held accurate tire gauge. Its best to occasionally have your THUNDERER tires inspected by a professional tire shop, it is difficult to tell just by looking at radial tires whether they are under-inflated or over-inflated.
Furthermore, when operating a vehicle equipped with radial tires, it is difficult to notice when a tire has gone flat or nearly flat since the “feel” of the vehicle may no always change significantly.
*Evidence of air loss or repeated under-inflation always requires expert inspection to determine the source of leakage and tire removal to determine repairability. To avoid injury, NEVER attempt to re-inflate a tire that has been run severely under-inflated.
Progressive air loss may result from a variety of conditions such as punctures, cuts, curbing, impacts or partial bead unsealing. Some installation or fitment causes for air loss are (1) incomplete bead seating, (2) tearing of the tire bead caused by a machine tool due to insufficient lubrication or improper adjustment, (3) leaking valve core or rubber valve components. These should be corrected or replaced when problems are detected and/or whenever tires are replaced.
Always maintain inflation pressure at the level recommended by the vehicle manufacturer as shown on the vehicle placard, on the vehicle certification label or in the vehicle owner’s manual:
Under-inflation is the leading cause of tire failure and may result in severe cracking, component separation or “blowout.” Under-inflation reduces tire load carrying capacity, allows for excessive sidewall flexing and increased rolling resistance, resulting in potential heat build-up and mechanical damage. Maintaining proper inflation pressure is the most important thing you can do to help promote tire safety, durability and maximize tread life.
Overinflation increases excess stiffness, which may deteriorate ride and generate unwanted vibration. Overinflation also increases the chances of impact damage.
DON’T OVERLOAD YOUR VEHICLE
The maximum load capacity stamped on the sidewalls of P-metric tires is reduced by 10 percent when used on a light truck, utility vehicle or trailer. Never fit P-metric tires to light trucks that specify LT-type replacement tires.