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Old 01-05-2013, 12:55 PM   #10
Patrick Olsen
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Originally Posted by AWDmonk View Post
On a personal note about Kumho's, I'll never buy them. My roommate had them as OE equipment on her Accent and were at the wear bars @ 25k on a 60k mile tire after 4 years. The warranty would have been prorated at that point, but Kumho did not honor any part of it because "she didn't buy them, the dealership did." Whether that was the official answer or just lazy unprofessionalism by the certified dealer in my town, it was enough to guarantee I'll buy something else from someone else.
AFAIK, Michelin is the only tire manufacturer that honors their treadwear warranty on OE tires, and that's a pretty recent development. So you're condemning Kumho for something that is pretty much the industry standard.
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