MICHELIN Tires Warranty

MICHELIN promises to deliver the very best. With over a century of designing tires, we back that promise.Our tires are made to meticulous quality standards. That’s why every tire designed and manufactured by MICHELIN, is warranted by MICHELIN. Discover the MICHELIN six-year warranty today.

What’s covered and for how long?

MICHELIN Passenger Car and Light Truck Tires, used in normal service and in accordance with the maintenance recommendations and safety warnings of the Michelin Company, are covered by a warranty against defects in design, workmanship and materials subject to the conditions set out below.

a. Tires sold within three years of the manufacturing date

Where the tires are sold within three years of the manufacturing date, the warranty shall be for the life of the original usable tread pattern or six years from the date of purchase, whichever comes first.

b. Tires sold three years after the manufacturing date

Where the tires are sold three years after the manufacturing date, the warranty shall be for the life of the original usable tread pattern or six years from the date of manufacture, whichever comes first.

At the end of the relevant periods stated in paragraphs a. and b. above, all warranties, express or implied are terminated.

The original usable tread pattern is the original pattern down to the level of the tread pattern wear indicators –1.6mm of tread pattern remaining.

Date of purchase is documented by new vehicle registration (where the tires were fitted on a new vehicle) or original tire sales invoice. If there is no proof of purchase, the warranty will be based on the date of manufacture.

What’s not covered?

  • Tires which become unserviceable under the following circumstances are not covered by this warranty:
  • Road hazard injury (e.g. a cut, snag, bruise, impact damage or puncture, whether repairable or not);
  • Incorrect mounting of the tire, tire/wheel imbalance or improper repair;
  • Under-inflation, over-inflation, improper maintenance or other abuse;
  • Mechanical irregularity in the vehicle such as wheel misalignment resulting in uneven or rapid wear;
  • Tires fitted to or used with incompatible or improper valves, rims or wheels;
  • Vehicles which are carrying loads or running at speeds higher than the load and speed index marked on the tire sidewalls or that recommended for the vehicles;
  • Tire purchased second hand;
  • Improper storage;
  • Tires which have not been fitted or used in accordance with the technical recommendations of the manufacturer as published from time to time;
  • Accident, fire, chemical explosion, tire alteration or vandalism;
  • Tire purchased from unauthorized dealers;
  • and climatic or ozone effects

Conditions & Exclusions

Where the tire becomes unserviceable due to a condition within the terms of this warranty, MICHELIN may at its option repair the tire, supply an equivalent tire as replacement, reimburse the value of the tire based on the remaining tread depth or offer such other form of compensation according to its prevailing commercial policy.

This warranty does not provide compensation for service charges incurred, charges for mounting and balancing, loss of time, loss of use of vehicle, inconvenience or consequential damage insofar as the law permits.

Tires presented to an authorized MICHELIN Dealer for compensation remain the property of the consumer and MICHELIN accepts no responsibility for loss of or damage to tires which are in the custody or control of an authorized MICHELIN Dealer for the purposes of inspection. Tires accepted by an authorized MICHELIN Dealer for compensation become the property of MICHELIN. In the event of a dispute, the consumer must make the tire available for further inspection.

No authorized MICHELIN Dealer, representative or employee has the authority to make or imply any representation, promise or agreement that in any way varies the terms of this warranty. Except as expressly provide for in this warranty, all other implied warranty, guarantee, representation, promise or agreement and liability arising from breach of the foregoing are excluded to the extent permitted by law.


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