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Published: Saturday, June 22 2013 8:25 a.m. MDT

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Salt Lake City, UT

Go after all the insurance scams out there. This is great.

America is getting fleeced by insurance companies. We have such a paranoid society now.

Everyone wants protection from everything even when it doesn't make sense. Which is usually the case.


Backing into an unshoveled driveway to allow a plow rig to make a full clean pass, I hit a curb hard and caused tear in sidewall at 2300 miles. Replacement under the "road hazard warranty" after pro-rating (which is not just a straight percentage of guaranteed mileage), along with new valve stem, disposal cost, and Taxes ran just about $60, and three hours wait, even after making an "appointment". And that's not with the new wireless pressure sensor valves, which they insist to replace each time at a cost of $50-75 !!

I truly believe that extended warranties, particularly for electronics, are calculated using MTF data (Mean Time to Failure), and that given the competitive pricing atmosphere, account for more than half of a Retailer's total profit margin. When comparing prices, one must not only take into account cost of Warranties desired, but the competence and expedience of the Service Department.

george of the jungle
goshen, UT

My wife does not like to take risk. She must of been out of her mind to marry me. But as fat as tires go, I don't buy used tires. I go to a place that offer free flat repair and has a good reputation, and has earned my trust.

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