Warranty Information:Dutton-Lainson Company provides the following five (5) year limited warranty to the original consumer purchaser of D-L ratchet winches, brake winches and worm gear winches. Dutton-Lainson Company will, at its option, repair or replace free-of-charge any parts or parts found to be defective in material or workmanship under normal use for the period of five (5) years from the original purchase date or, if that date cannot be established, the date of manufacture. This includes a warranty against operational failure for the same five year period due to rust or corrosion of the TUFFPLATE finish. This warranty is void if the product is not installed and used in accordance with the operating instuctions, has been subject to alteration or damage, or is defective due to service or repair. This warranty does not assure that the product shall remain useable for the five (5) year warranty period, since the life of the product is dependent upon the manner and the frequency of use.