I have four Pirelli Performance Snow mounted on my '93 S4. I only use them
in the winter, and so they have plenty of tread--maybe 15k miles total.
Recently I noticed a bulge in the sidewall of one of them. No expert, I am
still assuming that the tire has to be replaced.
Should I expect some sort of rebate from Pirelli? I got the snows with the
car when I bought it new, along with four summer tires. I don't remember
getting a written guarantee.
Also, how dangerous is this bulge (about an inch in heigh and maybe three
inces in diameter)? It will take a while to get a new tire. Should I be
increasing my life insurance?
I am in inveterate lurker on this list. I have been greatly educated by many
of the extremely well-informed postings, and I have been impressed by the
lack of flaming. Let's continue to try to settle quarrels amicably and quickly.
Peter D. Grudin
Assistant Dean &
Director of the Writing Workshop
Williamstown, MA 01267