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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: 33630
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: 25587
Loc: Illinoistan
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 (PU 5W-40)
'08 C300 4Matic (M1 0W-40)
'13 F700 GS (Spectro 15W-50)

#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: 631
Loc: Florida
Keep them on the car till their too worn down
2003 Silverado "Old PU" 5w30
2001 Suburban 15w40 Plus50II
- - - - - - - - -- - - - - - - -- - - - - - -- - -
I like oil too much

#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: 5541
Loc: Northern Kentucky
Look good to me. They say 10 years is the limit and that has to be a conservative.
1999 Ford Taurus 145k (Vulcan v6) - M1 High Mileage 5w30 | Fram Ultra XG 3600
2002 Buick Century 102k - PU 5w30 / Fram Ultra XG 3980 / Filter mag

#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: 4001
Loc: New England
I'd run them in a second.
1979 Coupe de Ville, 542 stroker, Super Tech 15W40, Purolator
1995 Dakota, 5.2, Super Tech 10W-30, Purolator
2012 Suzuki AN400A, M1 10W-40, Suzuki

#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: 643
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: 5327
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

#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: 6706
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 Offline

Registered: 05/30/10
Posts: 3707
Loc: north carolina
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 27k penplat5w30
03 chevy avalanche63k m1 0-30
02 saturnsc1 55k pennultra
01 saturnsc1 160k nextgenhm
93 ciera 63k 5w30 nexgenhm
gz250 hdeo15w40

#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: 2525
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 Offline

Registered: 11/05/11
Posts: 1699
Keep using for 2-3 years
2007 Corolla Red Pearl 120,000 miles
M1 AFE 0W20 oil/ Fram TG filter
2001 Accent 126,000 miles
Motomaster Supreme/ Pure One filter

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

Registered: 09/24/12
Posts: 887
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: 1626
Loc: southern mo
If the rubber passes my feel test and visual test I would run them.
02 Saturn sl 131,000 miles
95 Dodge ram 1500 5.9l 183,000 miles

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

Registered: 11/16/12
Posts: 1521
Loc: SunnySouthFlorida
The penny test has been replaced by the quarter test.
Kitacam is an 05 Camry LE/I4/MT 120K miles as of 6/19/14 running PP 5w-30...7k OCI, 8oz added this OCI

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