No Warranty Policy


Continental only offers racing tires for sale or use upon the conditions set forth in this No Warranty Policy and Disclaimer of Liability. Continental sells these tires “AS IS” and hereby disclaims all warranties, either express or implied, including any implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Purchaser and user (collectively “Purchaser”) expressly releases and covenants not to sue Continental, its parents, affiliates and their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents, with respect to defects or malfunctions of the tires including, without limitation, those which pertain to performance or safety, whether by way of “strict liability,” based upon Continental’s negligence, or otherwise, is expressly excluded and Purchaser hereby assumes any such risks.

Race tires are not tested or labeled to meet FMVSS 109, 119, 139 or ECE36 Safety Standards and ARE NOT for use on public roads or highways. Purchaser is expressly prohibited from selling or distributing Continental race tires for use on such public roads or highways and agrees to indemnity, defend and hold harmless Continental for all loss, damage, or liability of any kind or nature whatsoever that Continental may suffer because of such sales.

Not following these warnings can cause SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH. For more information read tire labels, follow Manufacturer's warnings as molded in tire sidewalls, or contact a Continental representative.

NOTE: Read and Follow all Warnings and Instructions

WARNING LOCATIONS:  Molded on tire sidewalls, printed on tire label, printed in General Race, Tire Literature.


NOT FOR PUBLIC ROADWAY USE: All Continental racing tires are specifically designed for racing purposes only, and for specified racing surfaces only, and are not to be operated on public roadways. It is unsafe to operate any Continental racing tire on any public roads. The prohibited use of Continentals on public roadways may result in loss of traction, unexpected loss of vehicle control, or sudden loss of tire pressure resulting in a vehicle crash and SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH.


Special Tire Mounting Instructions: Only trained personnel using proper tools and procedures should do Tire mounting.  Failure to follow safe mounting procedures could cause faulty positioning of the tire and cause the assembly to burst with explosive force sufficient to cause SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH. Always inspect tire for kinked beads or other possible damage that may have occurred in shipping or storage. Clean rim and lubricate beads with rubber lubricant. Always lock rim on mounting machine or place in safety cage. Always use a clip on chuck, an in-line valve with a pressure gauge or adjustable regulator and remote inflation/deflation device. Have enough air hose to stay out of the trajectory. Stand Back.


Verify Correct Wheel and Bead Flange: All tires are designed for use on wheels that are manufactured to Tire and Rim Association (T&RA) specifications and tolerances. Some rims are non-standard or damaged and it is necessary to inspect the rim flange to assure proper fit. Consult your specific rim manufacturer to determine if your rim can be used in this application. Never attempt to install and inflate a tire of one bead diameter on a rim or wheel of a different bead diameter. Use of Continentals on wheels with incorrect bead flanges or wheels that do not meet T&RA standards can cause the assembly to fail and burst with explosive force sufficient to cause SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH. Use a certified wheel rim disk tape to confirm wheel rim flange size.


When seating beads never exceed maximum bead seating pressure as molded in tire sidewall. Never exceed manufacturer's maximum inflation pressure. Always seat beads with wheel locked to mounting machine or placed in a safety cage. A damaged tire or wheel can fail during bead seating and burst with enough force sufficient to cause SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH. Always use a clip on chuck, an in-line valve with a pressure gauge or adjustable regulator and remote inflation/deflation device. Have enough air hose to stay out of the trajectory. Stand back. If the beads will not seat at the manufacturer's maximum bead seating pressure, STOP, deflate tire, return the tire to place of purchase.


Application/Misuse: All Continental race tires and products are designed for a specific purpose. Consult with Continental for specific fitment and application. Utilizing Continental race tires in any form outside of their intended use constitutes misuse of the product and can cause SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH. Continental race tires and products are designed and manufactured for racing purposes only, within a closed course, designed and intended for organized competition. Not for recreational use. Continental racing tires should never be used for Off Track Exhibition or for Land Speed Record Vehicles including Jet or Rocket Powered Cars.


Chemical Treatment of Tires: Continental strictly forbids any chemical alteration of the tire carcass and/or tread compound such as tire "soaking" or use of tread "softener." Continental strictly forbids the physical defacement (removal, altering or covering) of tire sidewall markings in any manner. Failure to comply with this warning could result in premature or catastrophic tire failure and may result in SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH.


Service Life For Race Tires: Old or worn tires can fail in use, causing loss of vehicle control and personal injury. Environmental conditions like temperature extremes, exposure to sunlight, electric arc, solvents, automotive fluids, and atmospheric pollutants accelerate the aging process. Poor storage and infrequent use accelerate the aging process. 

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