Originally Posted by rjrms
Thanks for all the battery tips.
Just replaced tires....DOT. 13/18. Seems alittle old. Thoughts on that
Looks like the tires were made the 13th week of 2018...though in DOT code, there are no "/".
But here's the deal if they were made in 2018, yes, you can make a big stink about it at the tire dealers and they may
do something for you, but it's unlikely.
Find out what you can about the tire, with an eye to how they were stored for nearly 2 years. If they were kept in a covered warehouse, or in a controlled atmosphere building, that's a good thing and you'll probably get a full life out of them. If they were stored in an open shed like affair, not so good.
It's basically information you file away, and keep an eye on things. Maybe check with the tire manufacturer about storage life (yes, they nearly all spec that). And naturally, make sure you check the pressures and keep it high.
This is only my opinion of course. Good luck, they'll probably do fine over the long run. Next time, tell the shop you will reject any tire over 6 months old. And then do it.