FOREIGN TIRE SALES
1. TIRES WARRANTED TO BE FREE FROM DEFECTS IN WORKMANSHIP AND
Every tire and tube sold by Foreign Tire Sales, Inc., (“FTS”)
bearing a complete serial or identification number is warranted
to the original purchaser, subject
to the conditions set forth in this limited warranty, to be free from defects
in workmanship and materials for the life of the original tread under ordinary
service and use. At that time, all warranties, express or implied expire
Original owners of authorized
tires and tubes sold by FTS and purchased new within 5 years
of the date of purchase
whichever comes first (requires proof
of date of purchase) or of manufacture (if proof of date of purchase is
not available) based on the DOT number embossed on the
sidewall of the tire,
are eligible for the benefits of the FTS Limited Warranty subject to the
conditions set forth below and provided that the tire is used only on the
vehicle for which it was originally designed according to the vehicle manufacturer
or FTS recommendations.
3. PRORATED ADJUSTMENT PROGRAM
In the event that a defect in either workmanship or materials
is discovered before the treadwear indicator appears (ie.
at 2/32nds of an inch meaning
that the tire is worn out) except as set forth below, and before 5 years
from the date of purchase (with proof of purchase date) or 5 years from
date of manufacture, the original purchaser shall present
the tire or tube to
an authorized FTS tire dealer. In the event that an examination of the
tire by FTS reveals a defect in workmanship or materials,
the purchaser shall
be entitled to replacement of the tire (with a comparable tire ie. same
basic construction and quality) on a prorated basis. This
means that the dealer
will calculate the prorated charge by multiplying the percentage of the
original usable tread that has been worn off by the actual
price of the tire paid
by the owner (proof of price required) or by the pre-determined average
cost provided to the dealer by FTS (if proof of actual
price paid is not available)
whichever is lower. The owner is also responsible to pay the costs of mounting,
balancing and any other service charges plus applicable taxes.
This means that if the tire originally had 8/32” of usable tread and is
worn to 4/32” tread and the cost of the tire (or the FTS average predetermined
is $100.00, the owner would receive an adjustment of $50.00. The owner would
then pay the cost of the new tire minus $50.00 plus costs of mounting, balancing
and other service charges plus applicable taxes.
Any claim for defect involving ride disturbance or other rideability issues
is limited to tires with 10% or less tire tread wear.
FTS reserves the right to take up to 60 days to determine if an adjustment
is warranted. Once FTS determines that the tire shall be adjusted, the tire
becomes the property of FTS. Failure of the owner to relinquish the tire
shall void this warranty.
4. CONDITIONS, LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS
Unless these conditions, limitations and/or exclusions are
prohibited by state law, this warranty does not cover loss
of time or loss of use of vehicle or
inconvenience. To the extent permitted by law, INCIDENTAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES ARE EXPLICITYLY EXCLUDED BY THIS LIMITED WARRANTY. Buyer’s sole remedy
is repair or replacement of defective product. To the extent permitted by
law the WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR A SPECIFIC PURPOSE and
WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY
are likewise excluded under this warranty.
FTS does not warrant and shall not give any credit for any tire where any
liquid, solid or gaseous material (except air, nitrogen or carbon dioxide)
added to the tire including but not limited to tire fillers, sealant or balancing
FTS does not warrant and shall not give credit for any tire
that has been altered in any manner.
The following is not covered by this warranty:
1. Failure, damage or irregular wear caused by improper mounting
and dismounting, wheel/tire imbalance, improper repair, improper
2. Failure, damage or irregular wear caused by improper tube
3. Failure, damage or irregular wear caused by road hazards
including but not limited to cuts, punctures, impact breaks,
chipping or bruising.
4. Failure, damage or irregular wear caused by improper maintenance.
5. Failure, damage or irregular wear caused by misapplication.
6. Failure, damage or irregular wear caused by accident or
7. Failure, damage or irregular wear caused by vandalism.
8. Failure, damage or irregular wear caused by storage including
9. Failure, damage or irregular wear caused by underinflation/overloading
10. Failure, damage or irregular wear caused by misalignment
or any other mechanical causes.
11. Failure, damage or irregular wear caused by fire, heat,
chemical corrosion or contamination including but not limited
to tire dressings which contain petroleum distillates.
12. Failure, damage or irregular wear caused by driving in
violation of speed, load or temperature ratings.
13. Failure, damage or irregular wear caused by ozone or weather
14. Failure, damage or irregular wear caused by racing or other
15. Failure, damage or irregular wear caused by abuse, misuse
or unusual operating conditions.
16. Ride disturbance or rideability claims on tires with more
than 10% treadwear.
5. OWNER’S OBLIGATIONS
A. Rotate tires in accordance with vehicle manufacturer or
B. Maintain proper inflation pressures.
C. Follow all instructions contained on the sidewall of the
tire or printed material accompanying the tire upon sale.
D. Inspect tires regularly for cuts, cracks, bulges, penetrations, irregular
wear or other damage. Remove damaged or unserviceable tires from service
immediately. Seek professional assistance immediately when in doubt of the
E. Present the tire to the dealer from which you purchased it or another
authorized FTS dealer (to obtain the name of authorized dealers, contact
FTS as set forth
E. Pay all service charges and applicable taxes.
F. Provide all information sought by the adjusting dealer.
G. Relinquish possession of the tire to dealer upon request for adjustment.
H. Relinquish ownership of the tire upon adjustment.
6. OTHER LEGAL RIGHTS
This limited warranty gives you specific legal rights and
you may have other additional rights which vary from state
to state or province to province.
Some jurisdictions do not permit the exclusion or limitation
of incidental or consequential damages. To the extent permitted
by law, FTS disclaims any liability for incidental or consequential
damages and FTS disclaims any implied warranty of fitness for
a particular purpose and implied warranty of merchantability.
To the extent permitted by law, this warranty is in lieu
of all other express or implied warranties. Any implied warranty
is limited in duration to the duration of this limited warranty.
This limited warranty is only valid in the United States
Note: Any tire, no matter how well constructed, may fail
in service or become unserviceable due to conditions beyond
the control of the manufacturer.
Foreign Tire Sales, Inc.
2204 Morris Avenue
Union, New Jersey 07083
908-687-0559 Watts 800-634-8335