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FMCA Michelin Advantage Program
Posted 30 January 2012 - 04:11 PM
Posted 30 January 2012 - 09:51 PM
Posted 31 January 2012 - 12:31 AM
Have to wonder what you are basing your statement on. Did you have a tire failure? Was your request for a replacement tire turned down? If so what reason was given?
Some seem to think that the tire companies should always just give away free tires whenever there is a failure but if the condition of the tire and evidence found during the inspection of the tire shows the failure was due to a puncture or impact or being run underinflated why should the tire company give the operator a free tire.
If you never change oil in your engine or don't bother to use antifreeze would you expect the engine mfg to give you a new engine when it fails?
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Posted 31 January 2012 - 09:31 AM
Posted 31 January 2012 - 10:40 AM
This is particularly true of the smaller tire sizes (i.e. 235 and 255/80R22.5), since these sizes have lower carrying capacity than larger tires, so they are much more frequently overloaded and/or run underinflated. They were generally chosen to save the chassis maker a few bucks, NOT because they were the best choice.
BTW, our coach has over 158,000 miles, all on Michelin tires without a single failure. But, I have seen coaches weighing 8,000 pounds more on the same tires!
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Posted 31 January 2012 - 02:52 PM
Ray & Linda Arnold
Posted 01 February 2012 - 09:03 AM
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Posted 19 February 2012 - 06:00 PM
Posted 20 February 2012 - 08:53 PM
what about Optima Batteries, is there a FMCA Connection?
Posted 08 March 2013 - 05:14 PM
Sam's Club, (not Good Sams Club), saved me $150 off the FMCA Michelin program price.
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