A.R.E. Warranty
Warranty Conditions
  • Warranties are subject to the terms and conditions below
  • All warranty considerations apply for original retail purchaser only
  • Note - The following constitutes A.R.E.'s current warranty. Our warranty has been through various changes and additions over time. For your specific warranty, please refer to the warranty document you received at the time of purchase.
A.R.E. Brand Fiberglass Cap and Fiberglass Tonneau Cover Limited Lifetime Warranty (Z, MX, CX, V, TW, Overland, LSX, LSII and 3DL Series)
A.R.E. warrants to you, the original retail purchaser of an A.R.E. brand fiberglass truck cap, that the body will be structurally free from defects in material and workmanship for as long as you own your cap and the original vehicle. The body includes the fiberglass shell and mounting rails only. A.R.E. warrants to you, the original purchaser, for as long as you own your cap that the exterior paint will not abnormally fade or peel due to material or workmanship defect faster than the original pickup it was installed on by an authorized A.R.E. retail dealer.

The spray on protective coating material used to produce the Overland Series and OTR option has a limited lifetime warranty not to crack, bubble, or flake as long as you own your truck. The spray on protective coating material used to produce the Overland Series and OTR option with a serial number of 2848980 or greater has a 3 year warranty not to abnormally fade or lose its luster.

V Series model truck caps with a serial number lower than 1769712 received a limited 3-year warranty with no paint match guarantee.

LT Series Fiberglass Tonneau Cover 3 Year Limited Warranty
LT Series warrants to you, the original retail purchaser of an LT Series brand fiberglass truck cover, that the body will be structurally free from defects in material and workmanship for three (3) years. The body includes the fiberglass shell and mounting rails only. LT Series warrants to you, the original purchaser, for three (3) years that the exterior paint will not abnormally fade or peel due to material or workmanship defect faster than the original pickup it was installed on. Due to truck manufacturer variance, exact color match is not guaranteed. Locks are warranted for one (1) year from your retail date of purchase against failure due to defects in material and workmanship.

Deluxe Commercial Unit (DCU) Limited 3-Year Warranty
All A.R.E. Deluxe Commercial Units purchased on or after April 1, 2004 are covered for a period of three (3) years against structural and/or paint defects. This warranty applies to the unit body, which includes the exterior skin, framework and mounting rails only. A.R.E. warrants to you, the original retail purchaser of an A.R.E. Deluxe Commercial Unit for a period of three (3) years, that the exterior (if custom painted to your vehicle's paint code) will not abnormally fade or peel due to material or workmanship defect faster than the original pickup it was installed on by an authorized A.R.E. dealer.

Diamond Edition Deluxe Commercial Unit Limited 3-Year Warranty
All A.R.E. Diamond Edition Deluxe Commercial Units purchased on or after March 1, 2015 are covered for a period of three (3) years against structural defects. This warranty applies to the unit body, which includes the exterior skin, framework and mounting rails only. Diamond Edition Deluxe Commercial Units are guaranteed not to abnormally fade for a period of one (1) year. Regular washing and waxing of your Diamond Edition DCU will help to preserve the original cosmetic appearance.

Site Commander Limited 5-Year Warranty
All A.R.E. Site Commander Units are covered for a period of five (5) years against structural and/or paint defects. This warranty applies to the unit body, which includes the fiberglass shell and mounting rails only. A.R.E. warrants to you, the original retail purchaser of an A.R.E. Site Commander Unit for a period of five (5) years, that the exterior will not abnormally fade or peel due to material or workmanship defect faster than the original pickup it was installed on by an authorized A.R.E. dealer.

HD Series
A.R.E. warrants to you, the original retail purchaser of an A.R.E. HD Series, that the body will be structurally free from defects in material and workmanship for as long as you own your cap and the original vehicle. The body includes the fiberglass shell and mounting rails only. A.R.E. warrants to you, the original purchaser, for as long as you own your cap that the exterior paint will not abnormally fade or peel due to material or workmanship defect faster than the original pickup it was installed on by an authorized A.R.E. retail dealer.

The internal skeleton frame will be warranted for three (3) years from your retail date of purchase against failure due to defects in material and workmanship.

All other hardware will be covered under standard A.R.E. fiberglass truck cap warranties.

The A.R.E. HD Series has been designed to carry 550 lbs evenly distributed on the HD Series roof rack and 200 lbs evenly distributed in each toolbox.

CAUTION: The weight of this product and the weight of the cargo it was designed to carry may be more than your truck was designed to carry on the bed rails. Please consult your truck manufacturer.

WARNING: The use of this product may raise your vehicle's center of gravity, especially when loaded. Higher center of gravity is known to increase the chance of vehicle rollover.

Hardware
For the original purchaser, lock cylinder, lock housing, fiberglass wings, and center mounted brake lights are warranted for three (3) years from your retail date of purchase against failure due to defects in material and workmanship.

Gas props used to assist in opening doors are covered under a five (5) year limited warranty against failure due to loss of pressure. This warranty does not cover damage due to misuse or neglect. Never wipe the shaft of the props with anything other than a dry soft cloth. Regular operation of the props will actually increase the life by lubricating the seals and shafts.

Window and door frames and hardware, remote keyless entry, 12 volt and rope lighting, battery lights and Prop Light switch are warranted for one (1) year from your purchase date from an authorized A.R.E. retailer, from failure due to defects in material or workmanship. Also covered for one year are all seals, brackets, locking hardware, and screens. Glass breakage is not covered under this or any other warranty.

.019 Recreational Aluminum Limited 1-Year Warranty
All A.R.E. .019 Recreational Aluminum Caps are covered for a period of one (1) year against defects in workmanship and materials. This warranty applies to the unit body and hardware, which includes the exterior skin, framework, mounting rails, locks, hardware, gas props, hinges, windows, and doors.

THERE ARE NO OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. ANY SUCH WARRANTIES ARE DISCLAIMED. THIS A.R.E. WRITTEN WARRANTY IS THE SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY PROVIDED FOR ALL A.R.E PRODUCTS.

EXCEPT FOR AS SPECIFICALLY PROVIDED IN THIS A.R.E. LIMITED WARRANTY, A.R.E., ITS SUCCESSORS OR ASSIGNS, SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR DIRECT DAMAGES AND UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL A.R.E., ITS SUCCESSORS OR ASSIGNS, BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES due to installation, use, misuse, abuse, neglect, or otherwise regarding any product sold, distributed or manufactured by A.R.E. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so this limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.

STATE LAW MAY AFFECT YOUR RIGHTS. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.

Exclusions
Not covered under this warranty is structural failure due to neglect, alterations, addition of equipment, abuse, accident, off-road driving, use in competitive racing, vibrations from worn or altered truck suspensions or sound equipment, or acts of nature including but not limited to tornados, hurricanes, hail, and earthquakes.

If a known problem exists with an A.R.E. product, it is the owner’s responsibility to immediately bring the issue to the attention of an authorized A.R.E. Dealer. Failure to do so could result in additional, more severe problems and constitutes (but is not limited to) neglect, which is not covered.

Stress cracks in the fiberglass body that begin from a window, boot, door opening or from the base rail are considered structural or material flaws and are covered under warranty for as long as the A.R.E. truck cap is owned by the original purchaser. The exception to this warranty is when it is determined by A.R.E. or its authorized dealer that such stress crack(s) were caused from misuse, abuse, collision or competitive racing. If a stress crack occurs it should be repaired without delay to prevent future failures due to neglect.

Stress cracks in the exterior finish caused by impact are not covered under warranty. A stress crack caused by impact from the inside of the truck cap has the appearance of a "star" on the outside surface. A stress crack caused by impact to the outside of the truck cap will cause circular stress cracks. Both stress cracks radiate from a center point(s) of impact. Impact cracks are usually on the sidewalls of the body. A mark may or may not be visible at the point of impact.

Consequential damage or loss due to the installation, use, misuse, abuse or neglect of A.R.E. truck caps is the sole responsibility of the pickup owner and operator. Paint wear to your truck's bed is normal and is expected with the installation and the use of any truck cap or tonneau and is the sole responsibility of the pickup owner. Precautions should be taken by the pickup owner to prevent corrosion. A.R.E. shall not be held liable for any consequential loss or damages arising from the purchase, installation or use of these products. No implied warranty or fitness for a particular purpose, if any, shall extend for a longer duration than the terms of this written warranty.

In some cases you may be charged labor by the A.R.E. retailer performing the service, if the product was purchased through a different retail outlet.

Warranty Claims
In the event of a warranted product failure it is A.R.E.'s discretion to repair or replace the defective part(s). A.R.E. reserves the right to replace any parts with current production parts of equal or greater quality and value. All claims must be made to the authorized A.R.E. dealer from whom you purchased your truck cap. If you have relocated and/or are unable to return to the A.R.E. dealer where you made your purchase, call (800) 649-4ARE or visit www.4are.com for the nearest authorized dealer. The authorized dealer will process your claim and make the necessary repairs or replacements. Personal identification along with proof of purchase and ownership of the original pickup and A.R.E. truck cap are required for all warranty claims.

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