PickupTrucks.com ran a story about bedliner warranties today that’s a must-read for anyone considering a bedliner. You can read it here: Which Bedliner Warranty Protects Buyers Best?
If you read through the article, you’ll see that:
- Neither Line-X, Rhino Linings, or Duraliner/Pendaliner warrants their products for commercial use
- The warranties from the aforementioned companies contain vague language
- DualLiner (that’s us) has the best warranty of all those reviewed.
While we applaud PickupTrucks.com for bringing these facts to light (and offer a hearty thank you), the article neglected to mention that DualLiner is the only company to offer a fully transferable warranty.
Unlike most (or maybe all?) of our competitors, the DualLiner warranty can be transferred from the original buyer to future owners. This means a DualLiner warranty lasts as long as the truck it’s installed itn
Since DualLiners can be transferred from one truck to the next, the warranty effectively has no expiration date. You can just keep moving it from truck and truck, transferring it from owner to owner, and we’ll stand behind it.
Why Bedliner Warranties Are So Important
Reading some of the comments on the PickupTrucks.com article, it seems that some people don’t understand why warranties are so important. Here’s our take:
- A warranty is an indicator of a manufacturer’s faith in their product. Manufacturers that have exclusions or vague language might not have as much faith in what they’re selling as manufacturers that offer a blanket policy.
- Warranties boost resale value. If you install a spray-in liner, for example, and the warranty is not transferable, the next buyer has no recourse if that liner peels, bubbles, or cracks. This is likely why bedliner resale values are so low – most bedliner warranties aren’t transferable, so there’s little incentive to pay extra for a bedliner on a used truck.
- Warranties guarantee your investment. There’s nothing like spending hundreds of dollars on something, having it break, and finding out that your money was wasted. If you’re a commercial truck owner, for example, you may be extraordinarily disappointed when you take your LINE-X or Rhino Linings bedliner in for a warrantable defect.
To sum up, if you sell a rugged product, your warranty ought to be bulletproof. That’s how we do things at DualLiner.