At least four tire makers have ended their manufacturer-supported road hazard warranties in Canada on Jan. 1.
Goodyear Canada Inc., Bridgestone/Firestone Canada Inc., Michelin North America (Canada) Inc. and Pirelli Tire North America Inc. will stop offering the warranties as included in the purchase price of tires.
However, the warranties still will be available as add-ons through dealers, similar to the practice in the U.S.
``Most of the retailers..., particularly the larger chains, are offering (road hazard warranties) as add-ons,'' said Tony Ensor, vice president, general manager at Pirelli in Canada.
A Michelin spokeswoman in Canada said road hazard warranties are in force for tires bought before Jan. 1.
The spokeswoman said workmanship warranties are unaffected by the move.