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Tire Road Hazard Insurance

Q: What is tire road hazard insurance and how much does it cost?

A: Tire road hazard insurance can be purchased from your tire dealer when you purchase new tires. Some tire dealers and manufacturers include this in the cost of the tire, while others may charge around $10.00 per tire for the insurance. This covers the cost to replace the tire if it is damaged beyond repair. Road hazard warranty coverage is only valid if the tire has more than 2/32 of an inch of tread. In addition to the minimum amount of tread, some tire manufacturers have time limits like 3 or 5 years. Tires used on commercial vehicles are also not commonly covered. To fully understand what is covered, be sure to read the fine print.