Originally Posted by Retired and Happy
Do car tires have a DOT date stamp in them? Same code as RV tires? I have some on a 95 Astrovan that might be 10-12 years old. We only use that van when the other one is in the shop or we need two at the same time...maybe 700-1000 miles a year....all local travel.
Yes they have the same type of date code.
This reminded me so I went out in the back yard and check the tires that came off my pickup last year. 50% tread 9 years old (code 3405).
then I looked the mud tires I only run on vacations on my jeep. They were made in 07. These mud tires are never run over 30 PSI or 50 MPH and have No visible cracks as they are stored out of sunlight 9 months of the year. They are going back on in June. I trust them.
I was tire shopping last year when i saw a friend show up to get the tires replaces on his 84 Z28. Hes said he needed new tires,.... I saw his tires and remembered they were same cheap brand I had bought for my 83 Z28 back in the 80's. yes his were from the 80's as well. I looked at him after looking at his tires.
His quote "Its time for new rubber"