So according to what it says, I go back to the shop that I bought them from and I get a new tire. Sound right or did I miss some condition?
Probably won't help you this time, but Costco has an awesome road hazard warranty for tires purchased from them. I believe it's 5 years/60k miles. I got a nail in one of my Volt's tires that I purchased from Costco, and using the warranty was easy as pie. Just took it in, they inspected it and found a nail in the tread (near the edge of the tire so not patchable). They measured the wear on the tire, and I only had to pay for portion I had "used" already (I think they measured I had used 1/8th of the tread), so I paid 1/8th the price of a new tire. No charge for installation.
So they repaired the tire. Continental has offered to allow me to get a new set of 4 outside branded tires and they’ll cover them since there is no stock on the ones I have. The ones the tire shop can get at this point are:
Toyo garit kx
Nokian wr g4
Nexen winguard sport
Not sure what to do. Keep the ones I wanted with one of them being repaired 3 weeks in or go with four new ones from a different manufacturer. Opinions welcome.
This is all very interesting to me. Sorry for the bad luck @Darthbenji but without your incident, I wouldn’t have even known about Continental’s warranty. I’m even more surprised at their offer to buy you 4 new, non-Continental tires! That sounds amazing to me and now I’m extra glad I bought the same tires.
Is there an option to wait until the WinterContact SI’s are available again and get 4 net new ones then? Alternatively, is your tire place expecting any other winter tires in the near future?