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Old 09-05-2010, 05:25 PM   #1
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"Old" New Tire dangers

This info is for 'all tires' whether on your auto, truck, or your rv

Aged Tires: A Driving Hazard? - ABC News
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Excellent Video!!!

EVERYONE NEEDS TO REALLY WATCH THIS OR MAKE IT A STICKY!! FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT HAVE TIRES BUT DON'T SEE THIS CODE, READ UP ON THIS LINK....

Tire Tech Information - Determining the Age of a Tire

EXCELLENT SOURCE, PLEASE MAKE THIS ONE AVAILABLE FOR EVERYONE IN THE WORLD TO READ!!!
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Old 09-05-2010, 06:18 PM   #3
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How old is TOO old?

O.K.

So what is an acceptable "age" of new tire to buy?

2 months old?

4 months old?

6 months old?

I know--as new as possible--but lets be fair. What is reasonable?
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Old 09-05-2010, 07:11 PM   #4
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We just bought 6 new tires with a '2610' date. The price on '5209' tires were discounted. So, to me it's a matter of paying less and having a shorter useful life or pay the higher price and get that extra 6 months to 1 year. I have not seen rv/truck tires the age of those shown on the video being sold as we shopped around. We always ask for the date code too.

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Great info to know. Thanks.
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Old 09-06-2010, 06:46 AM   #6
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Another thing to think about. Last year we bought our first motor home. it was a 1999, purchased from a dealer. I started reading everything i could on line about motor home care. i found out about the tire date.. My tires were made in 1998. I did finally get the dealer to pay for one tire, of the six i put on the coach.. buyer be ware if looking at used RV's
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O.K.

So what is an acceptable "age" of new tire to buy?

2 months old?

4 months old?

6 months old?

I know--as new as possible--but lets be fair. What is reasonable?
If I'm spending the money for new tires, I will not accept anything older than 6 months. I'd prefer 2 months or less, even if it means having to wait for them to be ordered.
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If I'm spending the money for new tires, I will not accept anything older than 6 months. I'd prefer 2 months or less, even if it means having to wait for them to be ordered.
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Personally I will not run any tire over 5 years old on any vehicle that I own. Regardless of the condition. It's cheap insurance in the long run.
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Sure wish I sold m/h tires after watching that on abc ! I just hope the tire shops didn't see, cause if they did TIRES JUST DOUBLED IN PRICE.kEEP in mind defective tires are made everyday, the media is going to keep on making BAD GUYS out everyone untill it will be impossible for anyone to buy any products because of cost, you just can't believe every-thing you hear and only half of what you see
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Sure wish I sold m/h tires after watching that on abc ! I just hope the tire shops didn't see, cause if they did TIRES JUST DOUBLED IN PRICE.kEEP in mind defective tires are made everyday, the media is going to keep on making BAD GUYS out everyone untill it will be impossible for anyone to buy any products because of cost, you just can't believe every-thing you hear and only half of what you see
One thing you can believe is what the date says on the tire that you are about to purchase, and the decision to purchase it is totally up to you! With the media furnishing the public with this information does not make the tire dealer a bad guy nor a good guy, this is to inform the public of a way to date a product that they will be depending on for good service. It is a safety issue.
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I attended a Goodyear seminar where the engineers said the warranty starts the day the tires are mounted and 1 year old - stored in temperature controlled warehouse is not a problem and could be considered "new".

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Regardless of date of manufacture, IF you keep the sales receipt(containing serial #'s), the warranty begins the date of sale to original purchaser. Exactly as Tireman said.
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