FINDLAY, OHIO, February 20, 2014 – Hercules Tire is pleased to announce significant value-added enhancements to its Hercules medium radial truck tire warranty, which covers all Hercules brand medium truck tire lines, including the popular H-Series offering. The comprehensive changes address free replacement, casing allowances and warranty duration, offering added coverage for eco-friendly, SmartWay Verified products, on applicable Hercules offerings.
“Our medium truck offering, especially H-series, has been extremely well-received and has gained tremendous momentum over the past few years,” said Joshua Simpson, Hercules’ vice president of marketing. “It feels great to be able to thank our customers by giving them this great warranty coverage.”
Enhancements fall into three key categories:
- Extended Free Tire Replacement Period: The company has extended the replacement period for Hercules brand medium truck tires to 50 percent original tread life if the tire becomes unserviceable due to workmanship or material defects.
- Longer Warranty Period: All Hercules brand medium truck tires carry a minimum limited warranty of 60 months coverage against defects in workmanship or material. SmartWay verified tires, signified by the “EcoFT” logo, are now warranted for 72 months.
- Increased Casing and Retreading Allowances: Retreading and casing allowances for the first retread have been significantly improved, some by as much as 50 percent.
The enhanced warranty took effect on January 1, 2014, with the extended replacement period applicable to tires purchased January 1, 2014 or later. Dealers and end-users should reference the Hercules brand medium truck tire warranty brochure for complete details.
“Our Hercules medium truck tires have exhibited outstanding performance. Enhancing the warranty is a natural evolution and a perfect way to add even greater value to our medium truck offerings,” said Simpson.
About Hercules Tires
Hercules Tires is widely recognized as the industry’s premier value brand with a comprehensive selection of passenger, UHP, light truck, medium truck, trailer, off-the-road, industrial and specialty tires. Since 1952, independent tire dealers and distributors have trusted Hercules to deliver outstanding quality, exceptional support, and unsurpassed value.
Hercules is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Tire Distributors, Inc. American Tire Distributors is one of the largest independent suppliers of tires in the North American replacement tire market. The company offers an unsurpassed breadth and depth of inventory, frequent delivery and value-added services to approximately 72,000 customers across the U.S. and Canada.