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#3338140 - 04/09/14 08:21 PM Old tires like new what would you do?
JHZR2 Offline

Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 36804
Loc: New Jersey

This is on the wear bar:

The kicker:

So although there a little bit dirty and muddy, the tires (potenza 960re pole position) are like brand-new. They are just a little bit old being that there now seven years. They have over 25,000 miles on them, but the car they're on hasn't done a ton of miles recently.

So this is one of those age versus mileage issues where the tires look good and have a ton of tread but it just past their useful age.

Car is used almost entirely for long highway trips at high speed and with a lot of load in the car.

Next time there's a $70 Michelin rebate would be prudent to replace them??

Often the car is garaged or under a cover, so they don't always necessarily see a ton of uv.

#3338143 - 04/09/14 08:24 PM Re: Old tires like new what would you do? [Re: JHZR2]
Quattro Pete Offline

Registered: 10/30/02
Posts: 29912
Loc: Great Lakes
CapriRacer often said that up North, the time limit on tires would be around 10 years, so I'd say you keep using them until then.
'02 530i (PPE 5W-40)
'15 Q5 3.0T (Edge 5W-40)

#3338144 - 04/09/14 08:25 PM Re: Old tires like new what would you do? [Re: JHZR2]
Realtech214 Offline

Registered: 02/01/13
Posts: 644
Loc: Florida
Keep them on the car till their too worn down
2003 Suburban $1 kendall AZ score last year
2001 Suburban $1 Castrol
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#3338147 - 04/09/14 08:28 PM Re: Old tires like new what would you do? [Re: JHZR2]
901Memphis Offline

Registered: 08/14/10
Posts: 9133
Loc: Northern Kentucky
Look good to me. They say 10 years is the limit and that has to be a conservative.
2002 Buick Century 118k - Built 4T65e - Peak 5w30/Fram TG 3387A
1998 Nissan Altima 335k - 5MT - M1 HM 5w30/Fram Ultra XG7317

#3338148 - 04/09/14 08:29 PM Re: Old tires like new what would you do? [Re: JHZR2]
Jarlaxle Offline

Registered: 02/02/12
Posts: 5674
Loc: New England
I'd run them in a second.
1979 Coupe de Ville, 542 stroker, 15W-40 Super Tech, NAPA
1995 Dakota, 5.2, Super Tech 5W-30, Motorcraft
2012 Suzuki AN400A, parked for winter frown

#3338149 - 04/09/14 08:29 PM Re: Old tires like new what would you do? [Re: 901Memphis]
JC1 Offline

Registered: 11/29/08
Posts: 1049
Loc: Oshawa, Ontario Canada
Keep using them. I have snow tires from 2004 and they are still fine.

Regards, JC.

#3338154 - 04/09/14 08:31 PM Re: Old tires like new what would you do? [Re: JHZR2]
yonyon Offline

Registered: 03/06/12
Posts: 3492
Loc: NJ, USA
There isn't much in the way of visible cracking or any of that. Provided they still ride well I would go for another 2 or 3 years if they don't have to see winter use. If they're used on a car you like to play with or if they have to be used in winter, sell them as good used tires.

#3338168 - 04/09/14 08:37 PM Re: Old tires like new what would you do? [Re: JHZR2]
crazyoildude Offline

Registered: 07/23/08
Posts: 7328
Loc: new jersey
i replaced the tires on my 95 caddy last year or the year before i cant remember exactly and they still looked good im sure the tire dealer sold them to someone. I bought the new ones wholesale so i let him have them
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#3338190 - 04/09/14 08:58 PM Re: Old tires like new what would you do? [Re: JHZR2]
Eddie Offline

Registered: 12/07/03
Posts: 7648
Loc: Florida, Cape Coral
Use them till they have sidewall cracks or the tread is gone.
CX5 Touring 2.5L :-)

#3338203 - 04/09/14 09:14 PM Re: Old tires like new what would you do? [Re: JHZR2]
spasm3 Online   content

Registered: 05/30/10
Posts: 5630
Loc: out there
I would use them. The only time i dont fudge with tire age is on travel trailer tires. I change those at 7 years.
13 elantra 39k 5w30 ultra
03 chevy avalanche64k m1 0-30
02 saturnsc1 62k 0w40 castrol
01 saturnsc1 170k nextgenhm
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#3338243 - 04/09/14 10:15 PM Re: Old tires like new what would you do? [Re: JHZR2]
stephen9666 Offline

Registered: 12/08/06
Posts: 3015
Loc: USA
Here's what Bridgestone says:
Tire Service Life
Make sure your tires, including the spare, continue to be
regularly inspected after 5 years of service to determine
if they can continue in service. Regardless of the tire’s
condition or tread depth, it is recommended that tires more
than 10 years old be taken out of service and replaced with
over 10 years old may look like a new tire, but it should be
replaced. See “Tire Manufacture Date,” the next section in
this manual.

The 10 year period after the date of production is not an
indicator of actual service life for any individual tire. Some
tires will need to be replaced before 10 years due to conditions such as punctures, impact damage, improper inflation,
overloading, tread wear or other conditions involving use
or misuse of the tire. If a tire is worn out or otherwise
unserviceable from damage or conditions of use, it should
be replaced regardless of when it was produced or placed
in service.

The vehicle manufacturer may consider vehicle performance characteristics when making tire replacement recommendations. Consult your vehicle owner’s manual for
any information regarding tire service life and replacement
and follow the recommendations applicable to your vehicle

#3338248 - 04/09/14 10:25 PM Re: Old tires like new what would you do? [Re: JHZR2]
Rolla07 Online   content

Registered: 11/05/11
Posts: 2378
Keep using for 2-3 years
2007 Corolla Red Pearl 130k miles
PP 5w30 & Fram Ultra

#3338260 - 04/09/14 10:45 PM Re: Old tires like new what would you do? [Re: JHZR2]
bvance554 Offline

Registered: 09/24/12
Posts: 1432
Loc: VA
Keep em!

#3338274 - 04/09/14 11:00 PM Re: Old tires like new what would you do? [Re: JHZR2]
ram_man Offline

Registered: 03/15/13
Posts: 2362
Loc: southern mo
If the rubber passes my feel test and visual test I would run them.
2015 dodge dart se rallye package
1995 Dodge ram 1500 5.9l
2003 chrysler pt cruiser

#3338277 - 04/09/14 11:03 PM Re: Old tires like new what would you do? [Re: JHZR2]
KitaCam Online   content

Registered: 11/16/12
Posts: 1935
Loc: SunnySouthFlorida
The penny test has been replaced by the quarter test.
Kitacam is an 05 Camry LE/I4/MT; 6/15 @ 132,500....Pennzoil Plat-Plus 5w-30 for the hot summer...with Toyo filter

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