Recent Topics
Thoughts on portable air tank 5 gallon for tires
by 901Memphis
31 minutes 58 seconds ago
NEW AMAZON HD 10 FIRE TABLET BLACK FRIDAY SALE
by bmwjohn
Today at 12:57 AM
First oil change on '16 Camry.
by andyd
Yesterday at 11:42 PM
It's that time of year...
by gregk24
Yesterday at 10:04 PM
Cut open: Mobil 1 M212-A used 14,237 miles
by gonefishing
Yesterday at 09:59 PM
greasing leaf springs to prevent rust?
by motor_oil_madman
Yesterday at 09:17 PM
Red Line 15W50, 6k mi OCI, 75k mi, Cadillac CTS-V
by Emperors6
Yesterday at 09:06 PM
Discount Tire Direct started Thanksgiving sales.
by dan_erickson
Yesterday at 09:00 PM
Cleaning my 50's drill press
by JHZR2
Yesterday at 08:46 PM
2011 Fusion 2.5, 17.1k mi UOA, PUP 0W20, Napa Plat
by SubieRubyRoo
Yesterday at 08:30 PM
ATF-HP, can not fnd local
by Davej98092
Yesterday at 08:29 PM
Control arm bushing washers
by PhuongFU
Yesterday at 08:27 PM
Wrong oil in engine
by WmJ
Yesterday at 08:18 PM
Anyone using RLI Bio Syn oil?
by Pajero
Yesterday at 07:49 PM
Delo and Klondike CK-4 15W40 VOA
by PiperOne
Yesterday at 07:19 PM
Digital Torque wrenches
by Ndx
Yesterday at 07:07 PM
400,000 miles of Duramax Oil samples
by PiperOne
Yesterday at 07:00 PM
Replacing my tires on my one day old new car
by Finklejag
Yesterday at 06:54 PM
Motul X-clean 5w/30 FE - 2017 STI - 3,900 miles
by Tiir
Yesterday at 06:27 PM
Search Engines duckduckgo.com
by Al
Yesterday at 06:19 PM
Newest Members
WmJ, MJ90, Davej98092, pabloabarth, shore48
63462 Registered Users
Who's Online
20 registered (chrismo, Chewie, Black_Thunder, 901Memphis, BlakeB, Billbert, 2 invisible), 909 Guests and 10 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
63462 Members
66 Forums
274102 Topics
4555729 Posts

Max Online: 3590 @ 01/24/17 08:07 PM
Donate to BITOG
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >
Topic Options
#3398930 - 06/16/14 12:53 PM Age
OneEyeJack Offline


Registered: 09/14/10
Posts: 6959
Loc: S California
I have a car with Michelin Destiny tires that will soon hit 10 years old. The car is always garaged and the car is almost never left out in the sun and has never seen snow. There is 80% of the tread left with very low mileage. I'm just wondering about the general rule to replace tires at 10 years of age. The dealer won't rotate and balance them after 10 years based on the date stamp on the tires. Would you keep the tires or buy new ones?

Top
#3398934 - 06/16/14 12:57 PM Re: Age [Re: OneEyeJack]
pbm Offline


Registered: 04/19/04
Posts: 7277
Loc: New York
I'd keep on driving on them especially since the car has been garaged.

Top
#3398947 - 06/16/14 01:09 PM Re: Age [Re: OneEyeJack]
old1 Offline


Registered: 01/04/11
Posts: 869
Loc: Columbus Nebraska
+1 Take it to an independent shop for balancing and rotation, or just keep running them till they wear out
_________________________
2014 Fusion 2.5 engine 5/20 QSUD
1965 Mustang 200 c/4 10w30 QS defy
1964 Ford Ranchero 302 c/4 15/40 Delo
1929 ford model A No filters, and 15/40 oil

Top
#3398948 - 06/16/14 01:09 PM Re: Age [Re: OneEyeJack]
Quattro Pete Offline


Registered: 10/30/02
Posts: 34607
Loc: Great Lakes
I'd replace them. If your consciousness permits, you could sell them on craigslist.
_________________________
'02 530i (Edge HM 10W-40)
'15 Q5 3.0T (Edge 5W-40)

Top
#3398950 - 06/16/14 01:10 PM Re: Age [Re: OneEyeJack]
Andy636 Offline


Registered: 12/30/10
Posts: 746
Loc: Romania
A good rule of thumb is 6 year.

Top
#3398955 - 06/16/14 01:19 PM Re: Age [Re: OneEyeJack]
Wolf359 Offline


Registered: 04/27/12
Posts: 3644
Loc: MA
What's the general condition of the tires? No dry rot or cracking anywhere? How much do you value your life? Even a $400 set of tires over 10 years works out to about $40 a year. The general rule of thumb was to replace them after 6 years but if they were in good condition, maybe 9-10. Even if you don't see exterior wear, things could be breaking down on the inside.

Top
#3398958 - 06/16/14 01:25 PM Re: Age [Re: OneEyeJack]
old1 Offline


Registered: 01/04/11
Posts: 869
Loc: Columbus Nebraska
How is this car used? when it is used that is, as obviously it doesn't get many miles on it. Is it high speed freeway or mostly slow speed and city type driving? If High speed, I might think, notice I said think, about replacing them. Otherwise unless they are looking like a lot of sidewall or even tread cracking, I would not even consider wasting my money on new tires. Or if you do, I'd like to buy them. I have 10 year old tires on my 65 mustang with 80+ % tread on them, and they have no signs of age, and I drive on the highway every weekend in the summer, no worries.
_________________________
2014 Fusion 2.5 engine 5/20 QSUD
1965 Mustang 200 c/4 10w30 QS defy
1964 Ford Ranchero 302 c/4 15/40 Delo
1929 ford model A No filters, and 15/40 oil

Top
#3398959 - 06/16/14 01:25 PM Re: Age [Re: OneEyeJack]
rjundi Offline


Registered: 03/16/04
Posts: 7256
Loc: USA
Toss up.

If you get a blow out going 65MPH+ is this a dangerous vehicle(SUV) at that speed or something controllable?
_________________________
---

Top
#3398960 - 06/16/14 01:25 PM Re: Age [Re: Wolf359]
y_p_w Offline


Registered: 05/06/05
Posts: 3489
Loc: SF Bay Area
Originally Posted By: Wolf359
What's the general condition of the tires? No dry rot or cracking anywhere? How much do you value your life? Even a $400 set of tires over 10 years works out to about $40 a year. The general rule of thumb was to replace them after 6 years but if they were in good condition, maybe 9-10. Even if you don't see exterior wear, things could be breaking down on the inside.

Not just that. Grip will go down as the rubber hardens (even garaged and in perfect storage conditions), and that degradation won't be visible. Now if it was stored in a sealed chamber where it was flushed out with nitrogen after every drive, then maybe it might still be in good condition.

Top
#3398964 - 06/16/14 01:33 PM Re: Age [Re: OneEyeJack]
ARCOgraphite Offline


Registered: 05/17/09
Posts: 11374
Loc: N.H, U.S.A.

Also interested to know what the car is. I really hope Its not a Fraud Exploder with broken shackles and sagged rear springs ? smile
I Have 15Y.O. MXV on my mother's '89 caddy and they will be staying there. ALWAYS in the cool garage, < 7 K miles.

BTW, The grip on my newish hankook ventus V2 185r55-16 cheapies for the Honda is non-existent. Highly NOT recommended.
_________________________
2014 Nissan Rogue S CVT, OC#8 36109mi-MAGNATEC 5W30 + FRAM TG7317 Filter; 2017 Subaru Crosstrek CVT 4762mi-SOA 0w20 + SOA Filter

Top
#3398969 - 06/16/14 01:40 PM Re: Age [Re: OneEyeJack]
eljefino Offline


Registered: 06/15/03
Posts: 31695
Loc: ME
Keep 'em. I have my original 1995 spare pushed into service on my F150. It sat in relative darkness under the bed all these years. Looks great.


Top
#3398970 - 06/16/14 01:41 PM Re: Age [Re: OneEyeJack]
IndyIan Offline


Registered: 09/23/08
Posts: 8435
Loc: Ontario, Canada
I would go for a rip in the rain, or on a cool morning if this car can't get wet. If the tires still grip decently then I would assume the tire structure is still good as well.
I've run ancient R-compound tires that held together right to the cords, so I think a tire stored in nearly ideal conditions can be structurally safe.
But if $5-6-700 is peanuts to you, then by all means get some decent new rubber, the higher performance categories have made huge gains tread life and incredible grip in the last few years.
_________________________
07 Focus ZXW, 5spd manual, 190km VWB 5W30
06 CRV, 5 spd auto AWD, 298km M1 EP 5W30

Top
#3398971 - 06/16/14 01:42 PM Re: Age [Re: OneEyeJack]
Win Offline


Registered: 02/05/03
Posts: 4313
Loc: Arkansas
The OEM Pirelli tires on my '04 Jaguar are now approaching 11 years of age (So is the OEM battery).

I've had it since new, always garaged, blah, and they still look good, are in balance, and quiet, at 37K miles.

That said, it makes me more nervous every year, but we don't drive the car much, and when we do, it's not driven over 70, or on really hot days, etc.
_________________________
09 Torrent 3.6 V6 M1 0/40
09 Solstice 2.4 I4 Fram 5/30
08 G8 3.6 V6 Fram 5/30
04 Xj8 4.2 V8 Hav 5/40
99 S-10 2.2 I4 RECOVERED
94 Xj12 6.0 V12

Top
#3399012 - 06/16/14 02:34 PM Re: Age [Re: OneEyeJack]
JHZR2 Offline



Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 40524
Loc: New Jersey
I'd be more and more nervous as time goes on, but I'd not be out to condemn them immediately. I have snows that are verging on 10 years, work fine, and only get hot in a heat wave. They only see outdoors in the winter and are kept well otherwise. Still, oxidation takes its toll on tires and I'd be considerate of deterioration and oxidation rom the inside and other such things.

I'd be looking for a deal, but if it were Black Friday or later, if to be horribly concerned unless grip seemed to be a concern.

Top
#3399014 - 06/16/14 02:35 PM Re: Age [Re: OneEyeJack]
SteveSRT8 Offline


Registered: 10/10/08
Posts: 18596
Loc: Sunny Florida
This story is real.

I have a lot full of trucks. Last year I found two perfect never used spare tires and decided to use them. Never thought twice about it.

Put one on a van, Bridgestone load range E tire 10 ply rated. It lasted two weeks and blew out badly damaging the entire wheel well and quarter panel.

Cost of repairs was over 300 bucks, AND I had to buy a new tire!

IMO old tires are suitable as a spare only...
_________________________
"In a democracy, dissent is an act of faith."
J. William Fulbright
Best ET-12.79 @ 111 mph
4340 pounds, Street tires
Just like we go to Publix

Top
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >