Walmart Tire Warranty & Return Policy Explained

Short Answer: You can return tires from Walmart or Walmart.com within 90 days. The tires must be in new, unused condition in order to be eligible for a refund. Walmart also offers its own tire warranty for $10 per tire and a lifetime balance and rotation service for $12 per tire. For more information about the Walmart tire return policy and Walmart tire warranty, see below.

Walmart Tire Return Policy & Tire Warranty

Walmart’s standard return policy allows returns for most items within 90 days of purchase with or without a receipt. This policy extends to tires purchased from a Walmart store or Walmart.com. We confirmed this information with Walmart’s corporate customer service department and Walmart Auto Care Centers in Arizona, Florida, New York, and Ohio.

Tires must be in new, unused condition in order to be eligible for a refund. Once the tires are mounted and/or used, they are no longer eligible for return, and snow tires cannot be returned in any condition. Walmart’s tire return policy can also be found on Walmart’s website.

To make a return, bring the tires and your receipt (if you have it) to the Walmart Auto Care Center where you purchased them. If you purchased tires on Walmart.com, you can return them to any Walmart store that has an Auto Care Center. Once your return is approved, Walmart will issue your refund to your original form of payment. While you don’t necessarily need the receipt, keep in mind that store managers have the right to refuse any return made without a receipt.

Walmart Tire Warranty

All tires you purchase from Walmart come with a standard manufacturer’s warranty; terms vary by tire brand. For an additional $10 per tire, you can purchase Walmart’s Road Hazard warranty. Walmart’s Road Hazard warranty provides flat repairs and discounted replacements if the tire is unrepairable.

You also have the option to purchase Walmart’s Lifetime Balance and Rotation service for an additional $12 per tire. Under this service, Walmart will balance and rotate tires every 7,500 miles for the life of the tires. Tires can be serviced at any Walmart Auto Care Center; however, if you’re visiting a location other than where you purchase the policy/service, you’ll need to bring your original receipt.

Tires Purchased Elsewhere

If you are unsatisfied with tires purchased from Walmart, you can purchase tires elsewhere, and Walmart will install them at any of its Auto Care Centers. The basic tire installation package includes mounting and a lifetime balance and rotation every 7,500 miles for $15 per tire, plus an additional $10 per tire for all tires not purchased at Walmart or Walmart.com. This fee also applies to tires purchased through Walmart Marketplace.

More Information

See our related articles to find out about Walmart’s return policy after 90 days and Walmart’s return hours.

8 comments

  • Hello,
    I purchased my tires and Road Hazard warranty on March 27, 2019. This morning I noticed a nail impaled in one of the tires. My Walmart Auto Center is closed with the recent news so I am unable to visit my local Walmart. Any advice?

    • Lindsey Desmet says:
      First Quarter Finance logostaff

      Hello, David! Walmart has actually closed all of its Auto Care Centers so those employees can assist with essential cleaning and restocking tasks. Unfortunately, this means you cannot visit a different Walmart store. You will need to get your tire repaired at an open (non-Walmart) auto shop in your area.

      Normally, getting a repair elsewhere would void your Road Hazard warranty; however, given the circumstances, Walmart should be able to honor the warranty when the Auto Care Centers reopen. You may want to contact Walmart’s customer service department to be sure before getting the repair.

  • Candice Romero says:

    If I purchased the Road Hazard Warranty and I got a screw in my tire that my husband put a plug in, will that void the warranty? I didn’t see anywhere on the paper given to me that it does, nor is it stated on the Walmart website under the hazard information.

    • Lindsey Desmet says:
      First Quarter Finance logostaff

      Hello, Candice! Good question! We contacted Walmart and were told that repairs to the tire by anyone other than Walmart will usually void the warranty. However, warranty claims are handled on a case-by-case basis depending on the condition of the tire, so you may want to contact your local Walmart to discuss your situation. Best of luck!

  • Betty J Sanders says:

    My husband purchased tires at Walmart in 2012. He purchased the Road Hazard Warranty. We had a flat repaired in 2015. Now I have a slow leak in one tire and a fast leak in another. Are they still covered under the warranty?

    • Lindsey Desmet says:
      First Quarter Finance logostaff

      Hello, Betty! You will need to visit your local Walmart Tire & Lube Express location to see whether the warranty is still valid for your tires. The warranty does not have a set time limit; coverage is instead based on the tread depth/tire wear. Best of luck!

  • ROBYN PAULEY says:

    Where can I purchase the Road Hazard warranty for tires I bought from Walmart.com?

    • Lindsey Desmet says:
      First Quarter Finance logostaff

      Hello, Robyn! Do you plan to have a Walmart Auto Care Center install the tires? If so, you should be able to purchase the warranty with your installation package. (For example, the $25-per-tire Value Package includes the Road Hazard warranty.) If you do not plan to visit a Walmart Auto Care Center for installation, you can contact Walmart.com’s customer service department at (800) 966-6546 for assistance. Best of luck!