Larger Tires Effect on Warranty & Trade-in?
I am thinking that I would eventually like to install a lift and some larger diameter quality Off Road capable tires. In discussing this possibility with dealers when I was vehicle shopping, I found their reaction interesting and was wondering what the truth really is.
Dealer comments about suspension lifts varied widely but I think that basically the feeling is that warranty coverage would only be adversely affected for problems that could be directly caused by the lift, including no coverage for the new suspension components themselves of course.
However, the dealer consensus was that over-sized tires will lower trade value significantly and would prevent me from signing the Federal Odometer Accuracy Declaration under penalty for perjury. Furthermore, they mentioned early loss of all warranty coverage since it would no longer be possible to ensure the accuracy of the odometer reading, which is the sole basis for determining eligibility for much of the warranty coverage.
I do see where my extended warranty contract states very specifically that installation of over-sized tires will void the extended warranty coverage in its entirety. One of the dealers told me that even if I just brought my Jeep in for an oil change, if oversize tires were detected, that it would be noted in my vehicle record.
So is this all a bunch of bs or what?