Tire Road Hazard Protection: Is it Worth It?

  • June 12, 2023
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A brand new set of tires can be quite the investment. However, that investment is vulnerable to various hazards the moment you drive out onto the road. Running into a tire problem can be an unexpected and steep expense. So, if you're wondering if Firestone road hazard protection is worth it, here’s everything you need to know. 

What is Road Hazard Protection?

Eligible drivers can purchase road hazard protection to protect their tire investment should one or all become damaged while driving. If your tire becomes unusable due to damage caused by something on the road prior to wearing down to 2/32s of an inch of original usable tread depth, you can get it replaced at the cost of the prorated amount. In other words, the retailer will subtract the amount of usable tread left on your damaged tire from the cost of your tire.

What Does Firestone Road Hazard Protection Cover?

Firestone road hazard protection covers damage caused by the typical hazards of the road you may encounter – potholes, road debris, nail, glass, and so on. If you are unlucky enough to puncture a tire on a rogue piece of metal or snag it on a pothole, tire road hazard warranty covers that, as well as any costs for mounting and balancing your new tire(s). If it’s possible for your tire to be fixed rather than replaced, road hazard protection also covers tire repair. This plan doesn’t cover damage caused by a collision, vandalism, or user error – like driving on underinflated or misaligned tires.

Road hazard protection covers tires from tire manufacturers sold by the retailer, like Bridgestone or Firestone. Additionally, it’s important to understand that the Firestone road hazard protection plan only covers tire replacements for the original purchaser and is not transferable. Sell your vehicle (or your tires), and the road hazard protection becomes void. 

Is Tire Road Hazard Protection Worth It?

With a thorough understanding of what Firestone road hazard protection plans cover, you can determine if they’re an appropriate purchase for you. These plans are beneficial for drivers who are especially vulnerable to encountering road hazards. If your local roads are in bad shape or you frequently drive in areas with debris, like construction sites, this type of warranty can protect your tires (and your wallet).

Of course, no driver is safe from all hazards on the road, even if you aren’t regularly venturing off into questionable terrain. A road hazard tire warranty offers that extra insurance and peace of mind that if a tire with a substantial amount of life left becomes unusable or in need of repair, your bank account won’t take a major hit in the process.

Want to ensure you're covered no matter where the road takes you? When purchasing new tires, stop by your local Firestone Complete Auto Care. Our professional technicians can help you find the right tires for your vehicle, climate, and driving habits. And under certain terms and conditions, you may be eligible for Firestone road hazard protection on your new tires. Drive with peace of mind and schedule your appointment today.

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