Great program. I saved a lot of money on tires, but one word of caution - be sure to ask for the tire date codes before making a trip to the tire dealer. Just being told the tires are "new" isn't enough.
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FMCA Michelin Advantage Program
Posted 06 May 2013 - 09:13 PM
Posted 07 May 2013 - 08:19 AM
I will except tires no older than 12 months.
When buying new tires what is an acceptable date code? How old should the tires be? Any ideas.
2004 Newmar DSDP 4015-370 hp Cummins ISL-08 Saturn Vue-ReadyBrake-FMCA 402879
Posted 08 May 2013 - 07:57 PM
I have asked for and received no older than 3 months, actually 13 weeks.
Posted 25 June 2013 - 09:22 AM
When buying 4 tires do they all have to have the same date code? We need 4 but dealer only has 3 with 2013 date or 4 with 2212 date.
Posted 25 June 2013 - 10:20 AM
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I am not sure "have to" is necessary, but since you will likely replace the tires based on age, not tread wear, you will be giving up a year of tire life on those 4. See if he can order fresher tires.
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Posted 08 August 2013 - 10:15 PM
I just purchased 6 Michelin XRV 225/70R19.5 for my 1998 Southwind 32V. I got them through FMCA's Michelin Advantage program and saved $126 per tire, compared to what the same dealer initially quoted without the program. Thanks, FMCA!
The dealer first said he had tires in stock, but it turned out that they were old. Fortunately, I knew enough (from reading these forums) to ask the age. The dealer ordered new tires for me, and the date code on them was 2113, about 4 months old. That's not bad.
I had printed the FMCA instructions for the tire purchase. That was a good thing, because the dealer was not up to speed on how to do the paperwork. He omitted a couple of items at first, but we got it straightened out over the phone yesterday. I got my invoice by e-mail from FMCA today. We shouldn't have to teach the dealer how to fill out the paperwork, but it looks like that's just what we need to do.
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