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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: 38668
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: 32217
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 (Edge HM 10W-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: 665
Loc: Florida
Keep them on the car till their too worn down
2015 Silverado Crew Cab 5.3 LT
2001 Suburban LT
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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: 11145
Loc: Northern Kentucky
Look good to me. They say 10 years is the limit and that has to be a conservative.
2002 Buick Century 125k - Built 4T65e(Maxlife) - Syn Frankenbrew + XG 3387A
1998 Nissan Altima 335k - 5MT - M1 HM 5w30/Fram Ultra XG7317+MOS+ATP 205

#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: 7103
Loc: New England
I'd run them in a second.
1979 Coupe de Ville, 542 stroker, 15W-40 Super Tech, Delco
2011 Crown Vic P71, 5W-20 NextGen, Motorcraft
2012 Suzuki AN400A, 10W-40 ST, K&N

#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: 1800
Loc: Oshawa, Ontario Canada
Keep using them. I have snow tires from 2004 and they are still fine.

Regards, JC.
2015 Grand Caravan SXT Plus 5w-20 PPPP/Wix Filter
1997 Honda Civic CX 5w-30 Mobil 5000/Pureone Filter

#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: 9289
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
I Won't Use Oil Filters With Louvers.Also Not A Fan Of Oil Jugs That Don't Have A Security Inner Seal..Presently Using Fram Ultra & Mobil 1 5w20/30

#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: 8358
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: 6606
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 46k 5w30 ultra
03 chevy avalanche67k pyb
02 saturnsc1 66k 0w40 castrol
01 saturnsc1 185k being rebuilt
93 ciera 79k 5w30 havo

#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: 3262
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: 3126
Keep using for 2-3 years
2007 Corolla Red Pearl 138k miles
Pennz Ultra 0w40 & Napa Proselect

#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: 1965
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: 2742
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 Offline

Registered: 11/16/12
Posts: 2124
Loc: SunnySouthFlorida
The penny test has been replaced by the quarter test.
Kitacam is an 05 Camry LE/I4/MT; 3/16 @ 137,000....MaxLife Syn Blend 5w-30...with P1 filter

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