Sears Guardsman

by Joe
(Gilbert, AZ)

First let me say these tires are made in China, by Omni international, they make Radar tires, all of this is right on the sidewall. So far they're noisy, they are replacing Goodyear Nordic winter tires...I was surprised to find them rougher riding and noisier then my old snow tires. one or more has a flat spot, likely caused by improper storage, they were made the 48th week of 2013 and I purchased them Aug 9,2014 so 9 months old...the manufacturers warranty is 3 years from manufacture date.

So I get 2y 3 month warranty...that's on Sears, along with the broken hubcap, the attempt to sell me an alignment based on a print out they got from their drive over alignment checker ( the alignment figures they showed me justifying an alignment were actually in factory spec and the old tires showed no signs of misalignment...I love my 4G online anywhere). I'm a retired Fleet supervisor and have trained many a tech so not my first rodeo. This alignment sell has been a Sears sales tool since the 60's though now it's computerized...I'll hold judgement on the tires until I get a fresh set, but Sears is apparently still using the tactics the get them in court every so often...go to Walmart, I may still end up there.

I almost forget, Sears said I needed an oxygen sensor and showed me and code for O2 circuit...i asked them why the light wasn't on how did it have a code and he said it could be and old code...surprise light on when I leave. I verified the code turned off light double checked for circuit (not sensor that's a different code)to the sensor after the convertor. It's all better now. Maybe the wire fell off and they plugged it back in ...

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May 27, 2019
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Best tire I've had on my Dakota NEW
by: Martin

I have a Dodge Dakota 4-door 4x4 that I purchased new in 2004. As I write this May 2019) I now have 327,000 miles on it. As you can imagine, in 15 years I've had several sets of tires on it. The original Goodyear Wrangler SRA, Bridgestone Dueler H/T, and 2 or 3 sets of Firestone Destination LE. EVERY one of these tires, would, after about half the tread was used up, develop scalloping around the outer edge, making them "sing" going down the highway. I thought it just must be something about the truck, and I would just have to put up with it. Then, in an effort to save money, I bought a set of Sears Guardsman (by Radar), Even though by far the least expensive tire I have purchased, they are the best! Finishing up my second set, and no scalloping! Plus the ride is great.

May 20, 2019
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I like my Guardsman Tires NEW
by: KDWSR

I had this set of Guardsman tires installed on my 2015 Nissan Versa at Sears in Heath, OH at 68000 miles on 11/5/2016. It's "already" time to replace them at 150000 miles. That's right two and a half years and 82000 miles later, I need to replace them again!
I only got 68000 miles on the original tires. I selected these because I didn't get the traction I thought I should with the original tires.
The traction with these tires aren't a lot better (I'm finding out that the traction issue has more to do with the car than the tires) but as long as I drive accordingly, they do well.
I've found that if you maintain your car, buy the tire that is suited for your style of driving and your driving is suited for the tires you have, you and your tires will get along just fine.

Jul 03, 2018
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Excessive outer tread wear NEW
by: Anonymous

I have about 30k miles on my Guardsman tires from Sears. I'm on my 2nd alignment and 4th rotate, so basically all tires are equally worn. There's really no valid reason for the excessive outer tread wear since my 2003 Honda Odyssey has a fixed camber and has had 2 alignments since the tire purchase in October 2016. This is supposed to be a 50k tire. What a (not funny) joke of a tire.

May 19, 2017
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Junk tires NEW
by: Andy

Junk tires .will not stay balanced and will pull your front end out of alignment.spend the extra money and get a good tire.

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