Alexia Tires Commercial Highway Tire Limited Warranty

This Limited Warranty is made by Alexia Tires and applies to commercial highway tires. This limited warranty provides a limited warranty with respect to tire failures caused by defects in material, workmanship or design. You are eligible for the benefits of this limited warranty if: (1) you are the original owner of the commercial highway tire; (2) it bears the prescribed Department of Transportation (DOT) identification number; (3) it has been continuously installed on the vehicle on which it was originally installed; and (4) no warranty exclusion or exception applies described below applies.


A commercial highway tire covered by this limited warranty will be replaced with a comparable new tire or comparable tire marketed by Alexia Tires without charge for the tire if it becomes unserviceable due to a defect in design, workmanship, or material during the first 2/32nds of Usable Tread wear. If you are entitled to receive a no-charge warranty replacement tire, the mounting and balancing of that tire will also be provided at no charge.


The remaining “Useful Tread” of your commercial highway tire is computed as a percentage of the original tire’s usable tread depth. These depths vary by tire size. The original usable tread does not include the last 2/32nd inch (1.6 millimeters) of tread depth because tires become unsafe for use and must be replaced to avoid accident or injury when the tread depth remaining is 2/32″ or less. Because tires do not always wear evenly, tread depth may vary depending where on the tire’s tread depth is measured. The lowest depth on the tire is used to determine the remaining tread life for purposes of warranty replacement.


For the purposes of your limited warranty against defects, a “comparable” tire will be supplied if a matching new commercial highway tire is out of production or is unavailable when the tire is presented for warranty replacement. In which case, the warranty replacement tire may be substituted and will be a tire of equal price, quality and construction. A comparable tire may also have a different sidewall or tread configuration. If the purchaser requests a higher-priced replacement tire instead, the purchaser must pay the price difference for the “upgrade” after the appropriate prorated allowance has been deducted.


The exclusions and limitations on the applicability of this limited warranty are set forth in this section and other sections should be read carefully because they may determine whether you are entitled to a warranty replacement or a warranty replacement allowance. The limited warranties provided by Alexia Tires for the commercial highway tire you purchased do not apply if:

You are unable to provide sufficient proof of purchase, purchase price, or purchase date
The tire was transferred to another vehicle after it was originally installed

The tire is branded as “Blemish” or “NA” or the molded DOT number has been removed or disfigured

The limited warranties provided by Alexia Tires for the commercial highway tire you purchased also does not apply if the tire failed or became unserviceable because of any one of the following:

# The tires were used off highway and exposed to off-highway hazards
# The tire was repaired only with a self-vulcanizing plug, improper section repairs or in a manner that does not comply with Rubber Manufacturers Association standards
# The tire became unserviceable because of a road hazard, pothole, or collision
# The tire became unserviceable because of vandalism, theft, racing, off-road use, long-term improper storage or other abuse
# The tire became unserviceable because of improper mounting procedures or a failure to balance or to properly balance the tire
# Over or under inflation, overloading, or failure to maintain proper tire pressure
# Addition of liquids, solids or gases (other than air, nitrogen, carbon dioxide) such as sealers or balancing materials
# Ozone or weather cracks or checking occurring four (4) years after the date of purchase or, if that proof is not available, four (4) years after the DOT serial date
# Vehicle mechanical failures, improper alignment, or brake and shock failure
# The wheel on which the tire is mounted is defective or fails
# Alteration of tread design to improve traction (siping) or grinding to improve uniformity, or sidewall inlays
# Tires with very irregular tread wear (which is defined as a tread groove depth difference of 2/32nds of an inch or more on the same tire)


To make a claim under this Limited Warranty, you must present the warranted tire to an authorized commercial highway tire dealer for adjustment along with the following items: proof of purchase showing that you purchased tire and the vehicle on which the tire was originally installed. When you purchased your tire, the dealer presented you with proof of its purchase in the form of a sales receipt, warranty registration form, and this warranty booklet. That receipt also recorded and provides proof of important information that you must present when you seek the benefits of this Limited Warranty. Until a tire is accepted by the dealer for warranty replacement or allowance, the tire remains the responsibility of the purchaser. Once the tire is accepted by the dealer for warranty replacement or allowance, you agree to relinquish all ownership and all rights to the tire. You are responsible for payment for any extra products, services, or upgrades that you request that are not covered by the limited warranty.

If there is a dispute with respect to the application of this warranty you must make the tire available for further inspection.


Commercial highway tire owners should follow these safety tips to avoid serious accident and injury:

# Tires intended for on-highway use should never be used off-highway because off-highway use exposes tires to hazards and stress for which the tires were not designed or manufactured and sudden and catastrophic failure may occur
# Tire under inflation, over inflation or overloading can cause tire failure (you must adhere to directions in the manufacturer’s owner’s manual or tire placard in the vehicle for proper tire pressures for the front and rear tires)
# Be sure that all of the tire valve caps are present and securely attached, the valve cap is one of the primary seals against air leaks
# Tires should be mounted and balanced by only specially trained dealer personnel
# Match the tire’s diameter with the wheel rim’s bead seat diameter (for example, a 15 inch tire must only be mounted on a 15 inch wheel)
Inflation pressure should be checked, using an accurate tire gauge, at least once a month and check pressure when the tire is cool; never bleed hot tires as it may lead to under inflation after cooling; but never allow children to check, inflate or deflate tires
# Before towing a trailer, check with your dealer to determine proper tire sizing and pressures that may be required because of the trailer load
# Check tires frequently for cuts, bulges, abnormal or uneven wear, abrasions, glass or metal debris and impact damage
# Repairs to tires must follow Rubber Manufacturers Association standards and if permitted should always consist of a plug combined with a patch applied to the inside of the tire when the tire is removed from the wheel; plug repairs with an internal patch are improper and are prone to leaks and sudden failures
# Avoid road hazards, debris, curbs and potholes which can damage your tires, wheels and alignment
# Never over inflate your tire and never exceed the maximum pressure and load molded in the tire sidewall and only inflate tire to maximum pressure when your tires are carrying the maximum load
# Have tire punctures repaired by the trained personnel at a dealer
# If your vehicle is stuck in snow, mud, sand or is impeded by a physical obstruction, such as a ditch, avoid excessive tire spinning; never exceed 35 miles an hour on the odometer when spinning a tire as the centrifugal force generated above that speed could result in tire deformation or explosion. Instead, use gentle forward and backward motion to free the vehicle.
# Best tire performance is achieved when all tires are of the same type and the size that is recommended by the vehicle manufacturer for the particular axle. Never mount radial ply tires on the same axle as non-radial ply tires; never mount radial tires on the front axle when non-radial tires are mounted on the rear axle as these conditions can create vehicle instability resulting in sudden loss of control, damage and injury.
# It is recommended that all four (4) tires on a commercial vehicle be replaced at the same time. However, when only two (2) tires are replaced, the new tires should be installed on the rear axle to achieve better driving performance and safety.
# Never drive on tires that have less than 2/32nds of an inch of tread remaining; replace tires as soon as the tread reaches the tread wear indicators molded into the tread grooves of the tire which reveal when the tread depth remaining is 2/32nds of an inch. Continued use creates a serious risk of tire failure, loss of control and serious injury
# Never operate your vehicle at speeds above that posted or speeds that are not justified by the road conditions