When you purchase tyres on the cheap, from what's called a "paralellel importer", they may cost you much more in the long run should you need to claim any sort of manufacturers warranty!
The most common "additional costs" when looking to make a warranty claim is to do with "shipping". There are many stories of a set of 4 tyres needing to be replaced under waranty, but needing to be freighted back to the overseas suppliers warehouse.
Okay if you're in Brisbane and the warehouse is Murrarie, but do a quick shipping quote on 80-100kgs being sent back to Sydney! And then decide if being off the road for as long as it takes to get your new set is really worth the upfront saving?
Protection under Australian Law
MICHELIN or BFGoodrich tyres purchased from overseas or ‘parallel’ entities may not be covered under the rights you are entitled to under Australian law. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) warn that ‘when dealing with internationally based companies, you may not be protected by Australian law’.
Only by purchasing your MICHELIN and BFGoodrich products from an Authorised Australian tyre dealer are you entitled to your rights for refund or repair if your products or services that you receive are damaged or faulty.
Compliance with Australian Standards
Did you know that your car manufacturer has a specific tyre type or approval that needs to be met by tyre companies before it is approved to be in the road? This process is what the automotive industry calls ‘homologation’, meaning compliance or approval of a tyre for a specific car.
Buying your MICHELIN and BFGoodrich tyres from TYREPLUS means that the MICHELIN or BFGoodrich products that we sell you are compliant to your car manufacturers’ requirements, ensuring safety, peace-of-mind, performance and compliance with your car insurance company’s requirements.