GB Tyres has introduced a new six-year warranty on JK Tyre’s commercial vehicle tyres. The wholesaler became the exclusive UK & Ireland distributor of the Indian brand’s tyre range in January 2020. GB Tyres told Tyres & Accessories that the first year of the partnership has been “very successful” and the customer feedback it has generated has allowed it to fully assess the quality and performance of the brand under various working conditions.
Goodyear Farm Tires is extending its warranty for product workmanship and material from eight to 10 years on its entire radial range. The extended warranty will apply across the UK and Europe. Lindsay Hart, European tyre sales director for Goodyear Farm Tires, said: “We are committed to providing the best possible product and service to our customers and this is the next phase of that.
TBC Brands, one of the largest distributors of private brand tyres in North America, is offering an enhanced Sailun Advantage truck tyre warranty. According to the company, the new warranty programme is a “game-changing” combination of outstanding quality, competitive pricing, expansive product selection, enhanced warranties and multiple retreads.
Continental is now offering a warranty of up to ten years on its agricultural tyres in the EMEA region. The warranty applies to all Continental radial agriculture tyres manufactured since 1 August 2017 that bear the ‘Engineered for Efficiency’ logo and have an applicable production code.
Cosmo Tires has added a mileage warranty to its passenger and light truck tyre line-up. The Tire Group International brand also has a “recap and casing warranty” on all its truck and bus tyres. Together they comprise the new “Cosmo Tires Warranty Suite”, the company states. In addition to adding more than 10 new sizes to its comprehensive road hazard programme, Cosmo also provides a mileage warranty of up to 45,000 miles on its RC-17 and El Jefe HT lines.
On the other side of the Atlantic Galgo and Cooper Tires have partnered to “increase productivity, meet customer needs and provide cost savings, by collaborating to align product warranties on new tyres”.
TecAlliance is running two free webinars in early September. Warranty claims and parts returns represent a significant cost for the entire automotive aftermarket, which is why suppliers are always looking for ways to improve the process and streamline the procedure.
Alliance Tire Group (ATG) has doubled its warranty on specific agricultural radial steel belted tyres, introducing a new ten-year workmanship and materials warranty as of 1 January 2019. This makes the guarantee one of the longest warranty periods offered in the sector to date. For all other ATG agricultural tyres, the warranty is now extended to seven years.
On 11 June, the PremiumContact 6 was launched into Singaporean shores. The PremiumContact 6 was launched in Europe in November 2016 and is designed to combines “comfort, precise steering response, maximum safety and good environmental properties”. To this end, the development engineers have come up with new compounds and a tyre design that borrows from Continental’s high-tech SportContact 6 tyre. The outcome is a product that delivers up to 15 per cent improvements in handling performance, rolling resistance, mileage and comfort compared to its predecessor.
Valeo Service has introduced a new two-year warranty scheme for its extensive range of commercial vehicle clutch products. Terms apply across all European countries with no mileage limitation. Valeo says the new warranty scheme will directly benefit road freight transport operators by optimising their total cost of ownership.
Euro Car Parts (ECP) has announced it will offer what it calls a “first-to-market” lifetime warranty on a wide range of mechanical parts. The initiative will provide repairers with an extra profit opportunity, with the warranty being purchased from ECP and then either sold on to the vehicle owner or used as a marketing tool to further improve their offer. The programme is one of a number of initiatives released this year by ECP in support of the independent repairer.
Hamaton’s H36 and H46 diagnostic tools, produced by Ateq, are now available with a two-year warranty and five years of free updates.
Hamaton Limited, the European sales and distribution centre of its parent company Hamaton Automotive Technology Co. Limited in China, unveiled their first diagnostic tools, produced by Ateq, at the Reifen show earlier this year.
Cooper Tire Europe has launched a new warranty scheme that covers three of its product lines. Purchasers of a set of four Cooper Zeon CS Sport, Cooper Zeon CS8 and Cooper Zeon 4XS Sport tyres can take advantage of the Cooper Promise which, at no additional cost, offers accidental damage coverage for up to 30,000 miles or 48,000 kilometres. The Cooper Promise warranty also includes a 30-day/600 mile road test, during which customers can return one or more tyres, provided specific conditions are met.
Mitas has announced a significant upgrade of warranty conditions on Mitas Premium radial agricultural tyres. All Mitas Premium tyres manufactured and/or sold after January 2014 in Europe now have six years’ warranty coverage from the date of production, a free 24-month replacement tyre policy and three years’ field hazard qualifying period.