ST. LOUIS (Oct. 24, 2006) — South China Tire & Rubber Co. has begun a warranty program that offers free replacement for its Wanli S-1088 and S-1098 ultra-high performance tires for the life of the tire—down to 2/32nds inch tread depth—in the event of a manufacturing defect.
St. Louis-based Zisser Tire Co., the exclusive U.S. distributor for Wanli high performance products, said the warranty was in response to concerns dealers and consumers have about the quality of tires from China and other Asian manufacturing plants.
While other tire companies offer pro-rated replacement for manufacturing defects, Zisser Tire said the Wanli program is aimed at leading the UHP tire market with a stepped-up warranty program.
The Wanli Performance Tire warranty covers all S-1088 UHP passenger and S-1098 HP SUV/LT tires manufactured after Jan. 1 and sold after Oct. 1.
Full details of the warranty program will be available at the Wanli Performance Tire booth, No. 43109 at the SEMA Show.