ULTIMATE TRUCK TIRE AUTHORITY
A. TRUCK TIRE LIMITED WARRANTY
FOR BRIDGESTONE TRUCK TIRES PRODUCED AFTER JANUARY 1, 1995:

ELIGIBILITY
You are covered under the terms of this warranty: (a) if you are the authorized agent of the first retail purchaser of any new Bridgestone truck tire manufactured after January 1, 1995 (DOT date after 015) bearing the Bridgestone name and Department of Transportation (DOT) assigned identification number, and (b) the tire is of a size equivalent to or greater than that specified for use by the vehicle manufacturer’s or Bridgestone/Firestone Tire Sales Company’s recommendations.

WHAT THIS WARRANTY COVERS AND FOR HOW LONG

If, before wearing down to 2/32nds of an inch of original tread depth (i.e., worn down to the top of the built -in indicators in the tread grooves), or 6 years from the date of manufacture (referenced by the last three digits of the DOT number), whichever occurs first, an examination by Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions shows that any tire covered by this warranty has become unusable for any reason within the manufacturer’s control, such tire will either be repaired at no charge or replaced with an equivalent new Bridgestone tire on the basis set forth below.

No- Charge Replacement:

If, within the first 10% of original usable tread depth wear or 12 months from date of purchase (proof of purchase required), whichever occurs first, a Bridgestone truck tire becomes unusable for conditions within the manufacturer’s control, the tire will, at Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions’s option, be replaced free of charge (Federal Excise Tax included). The cost of mounting, balancing, and other service charges, disposal fees, or applicable taxes are payable by you.

Pro- Rated Replacement:

If a Bridgestone truck tire is worn beyond the first 10% of original usable tread wear and becomes unusable for conditions within the manufacturer’s control, the tire will, at Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions’s option, be repaired or replaced with an equivalent new Bridgestone tire on a pro-rata basis. You will be charged for the tread wear pro -rated by multiplying the current dealer selling price of the tire (in effect at the time for adjustment) by the percentage of original tread depth that has been worn from the tire. The cost of mounting, balancing, full Federal Excise Tax, and other service charges, disposal fees, or applicable taxes are payable by you.


WHAT THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER
  1. Tire damage due to road hazards, curbing or spinning. Including, without limitation, puncture, cut, impact break, bruise, bulge, snag, stone drill, etc.
  2. Continued use while run flat or severely underinflated.
  3. Improper use or operation. Including, without limitation, improper inflation pressure, overload, use of an improper rim, vehicle misalignment, wheel imbalance, improper brake adjustment, worn suspension components, improper mounting or demounting, misuse, misapplication, negligence, tire spinning, tire chain damage, chemical contamination, fire or other externally generated heat, water or other material entrapped inside the tire during mounting, tire alteration, racing or competition purposes.
  4. Improper repair.
  5. Ride disturbance. Claims submitted after the first 10% of original tread wear.
  6. Casing failure due to improper retreading methods, materials, installation or repairs.
  7. Conditions caused by aging, improper storage or weather after 4 years from date of manufacture.
  8. Casings rendered unretreadable due to excessive tread wear or improper buffing.
  9. Claims for irregular wear.
  10. The cost of applicable taxes.
  11. Tire use outside the U.S.A.

OWNER’S OBLIGATIONS

  1. You must present to any authorized Bridgestone truck tire dealer or agent in U.S.A. the tire for which you are seeking warranty consideration and proof of purchase if applicable. Consult your telephone directory for the nearest authorized Bridgestone truck tire dealer.
  2. You must pay all applicable dealer service charges and taxes.
  3. You must complete and sign the customer section of the Bridgestone Limited Warranty Claim Form.
  4. Your vehicle on which the tire was equipped must also be available for inspection.
  5. Tires accepted for warranty compensation become the property of Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions.

CONDITIONS AND EXCLUSIONS

  1. To the extent permitted by law, Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions disclaims liability for any consequential damages, loss of time or loss of vehicle use or inconvenience.
  2. All implied warranties, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, are expressly limited to the duration of this limited warranty.
  3. No Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions employee, dealer or representative has the authority to make any representation, promise or agreement which in any way varies from the terms and conditions of this warranty.

LEGAL RIGHTS

This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.

Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above such limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.


FOR BRIDGESTONE TRUCK TIRES PRODUCED PRIOR TO JANUARY 1, 1995:

Every Truck tire manufactured by Bridgestone and bearing Bridgestone’s name and D.O.T. number is warranted to be free from defects in workmanship and materials for the original usable tread depth (original tread depth less 2/32”) without limit as to time or mileage. If an examination by Bridgestone shows that any such tire failed as a result of such defect, it will, at the option of Bridgestone, either be repaired at no charge, or replaced charging the customer for tread wear, pro-rated by multiplying the current Dealer Selling Price of the tire in effect at the time of adjustment by the percentage of tread depth that has been worn from the tire. Cost of mounting and balancing and any other service charges or applicable taxes are payable by the customer.


LIMITED WARRANTY EXCLUSIONS—ALL TIRES AND TUBES

FOR TIRES AND TUBES PRODUCED PRIOR TO JANUARY 1, 1995:

All tire and tube limited warranties are subject to the following exclusions:

  1. All Bridgestone limited warranties are limited to the original purchaser and the original vehicle on which mounted, and are not assignable to subsequent purchasers or vehicles.
  2. Costs of mounting and balancing following pro-rated replacement or repair of tires or tubes, and applicable federal, state and local taxes, are not covered by the warranties.
  3. Warranties do not cover damage resulting from road hazards, misuse, improper mounting, misapplication, use of non-approved rims, improper inflation, overloading, running flat, misalignment or imbalance of wheels, defective brakes or shock absorbers, abuse, willful damage, oil, chemical action, fire or other externally-generated heat, use of tire chains, use of studs on snow tires, and water or other material entrapped inside the tire during mounting.
  4. Claims for irregular wear are not covered.
  5. Adjustment claims for poor uniformity or out-of-round must be submitted during the first 1/32” of wear, but only after the procedures listed in the Bridgestone Medium Truck Tire Data Book have been carefully followed in an attempt to correct the problem. Any such claims submitted after the first 1/32” of wear will be rejected.
  6. All tube-type tires should be used with proper size Bridgestone tubes exclusively.
  7. Warranties apply to original usable tread depth and do not extend to retreaded tires.
  8. Warranties are valid only for tires and tubes purchased and normally used in the continental United States and in Alaska, but not in Hawaii.
  9. ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE EXPRESSLY LIMITED TO THE DURATION OF THIS LIMITED WARRANTY.
  10. ALL OBLIGATIONS OR LIABILITIES FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARE HEREBY EXCLUDED.
  11. Some states do not allow limitations in how long an implied warranty lasts, or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above such imitations or exclusions may not apply to you.
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