HERE IS THE VIDEO LINK http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=4826897
it's ALSO POSTED IT ON OTHER THREADS
i also found the date on the inside of directional tires, it dos'nt appear they put the date on both sides
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Just like motorcycle tires, dont risk it, even if it has a hole in them, specially if your hauling ass. Replace them.
Ever notice how 4 year old tires slip when it's wet, and don't stop as well - regardless of miles?
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old tires kill for sure!!!
One thing that has been overlooked is, with any tire, the compound gets harder day after day....Therefore a 3,4,or even a 5 year old tire will hurt somebody if they think they can haul the mail thru the same corner at the same speed as to when the tire was new...I live in the Southwest, and worked at a dealership. We use to sell tires, and its amazing how uneducated people are when it comes to proper tire care. They think as long as its round,black and holds air, then it must be good. Tires out here dry out long before they actually wear out physically. Im pretty particular when it comes to tires and maintenance.
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As for tire care, does armorall have the same effect on tires as it does on a dash? Makes it shiny but ends up drying it out? If so, what should one use to clean/shine their tires?
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There's a very good reason why motor homes have tire covers for when they're sitting in the driveway for longer periods of time .... to keep the Sun from drying out and dry-rotting the tires !
And Ford and Chrysler Corp now advise to replace tires once they get to be 7 yrs old, regardless of thread left.
Oh, and as far as the aforementioned Michelin tires ... in my ~8 yrs as a Service Advisor, I've seen a LOT of 3-yr old Michelins that were dry-rotted to the point of recommending replacement .... I never consider Michelin for one of my cars, usually due to their cost though ... definitely the most overpriced tires on the market ...
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It's so rainy up here in the NW my tires never dry out!
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I dont use any tire product. I like the clean natural rubber look, not the shiny look. That goes for the interior as well. Just the usual damp cloth or some windex once in a while.
My Grandad passed away in 1999 and hadn't driven for at least two years before that. 2 years ago my Grandma finally passed away and I was given their 1994 Chevy Lumina 3.4 Euro with 31,000 km's on it. The thing had been sitting on flat tires for at least 6-7 years. After working on it for a week getting it back up to snuf, my Aunt decides that she wants it and because she's more entitled to it than me. Convinient that after all the work is done to get it road worthy, she know wants it.
Anyway, like I said the tires had been flat for YEARS. All they do when they pick it up is fill them with my compressor and go about their merry way. A week later they're still running on those tires but no matter how much I told them to get new ones, they said they were just fine. About a month later I get a call that my Aunt was on the highway and the drivers fron tire blew. She wasn't hurt or anything but it was determined that the age and condition of the tires caused the blowout. They replaced the front tires and to this day are still using the originals on the rear. I'm waiting for another phone call.
Sorry for the rant.
We replaced a set of original tires on a 2002 F150 today. Had DOT code ending in 4101 meaning they were built during the 41st week of 2001 ... they're almost 10 years old. Needless to say, they had some dry rot.
All 4 were leaking air through the dry rot.
Still had lots of tread left. Truck only has about 18k miles on it
Last edited by Gabe; 04-28-2011 at 09:37 PM.
Even though the rear tires looked fine, I replaced all of mine this week... They were the original RS-A's from my 2006 SRT8. Was just starting to get uncomfortable with the age.
I did keep the rears, and may mount them to some wheels for spares, or something.
I find that driving a V6 removes the concern of tire performance and possible failure....just saying.....LOL
Old tires are deffinetly a danger but i must say that when i needed a spair tire for my cherokee i found an OLD display tire in the shop i work at for 30$. It was a Marshal powergaurd M/T (31/11.5/15). The tire was 14 years old and the rubber was perfect, maybe because of never moving in its life and i never had a problem with it.