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Replacing tires based on age #4458314
07/13/17 02:13 PM
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Chester11 Offline OP
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Hi Folks:

Is there a consensus on when tires should be replaced based on age?

The vehicle isn't driven much, and the rubber looks ok. The date code is 7 years ago.

Replacement time?

Re: Replacing tires based on age [Re: Chester11] #4458319
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I probably shouldn't but i'm driving on : 2 tyres made in 2000, one made in 2001, and the other in 2002, spare is uh.... from 1975.
Although i only put 1200 ish miles a year on it and they are not worn, just hard, and i will be replacing them.
They're Yokohama S306 185/70-R13 86H.


1975 Ford Capri II Ghia 3000 V6, - Shell Helix HX3 20W-50 w/ 20% Rimula R4X 15W-40 HDEO.

1988 Ford Escort Mk4 Xr3i Cabrio, - Shell Rimula R4X 15W-40, w/ 30% Helix 3 20W-50.
Re: Replacing tires based on age [Re: Chester11] #4458332
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At work 10 years. Personal vehicles never make it that long on a set


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2014 dodge grand caravan
Re: Replacing tires based on age [Re: Chester11] #4458333
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I had a set of Coopers that were old and hard as rocks. They did fine on dry roads, but would slide on a heavy dew. First set of tires I ever replaced while they still held air. grin2


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Re: Replacing tires based on age [Re: Chester11] #4458334
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I took the original tires off my 1999 in 2015.....16 yrs old. They only had 15K miles on them, had 40% tread, and not a sign of a crack or internal problem. They looked like 2-3 yr old tires. The car was always garaged and rarely ever sat out in the sun. Never driven in rain/snow. I just took them off for peace of mind and not having to worry about a "what if" when driving on the highway at 70 mph. Ironically, the new tires on put on felt no better.


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Re: Replacing tires based on age [Re: Chester11] #4458338
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I think officially the manufacturers all say five (5) years is the maximum, with a more aggressive inspection schedule after year 3. Recent Continental tire products have a six year warranty, so presumably formulations are getting better at resisting UV/Ozone/Heat/Road Salts.


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Re: Replacing tires based on age [Re: Chester11] #4458341
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I've run tires to 13, 14, up to 19 years. Some of them looked bad.

I think 10 years is okay for the Northern, cloudy climates. I've heard 6 years is default, and likely meant for the sunny climates. So for most people it is somewhere in-between, depending on where they live and how often the car is garaged.

Re: Replacing tires based on age [Re: Superflop] #4458344
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Originally Posted By: Superflop
At work 10 years. Personal vehicles never make it that long on a set


Exactly the same here. Our shop recommends replacement at 10 years. I am lucky to get 2 years on my own. wink

In Germany, the law states tires can not be more than 10 years, and can not be installed at 7 years.

Last edited by mightymousetech; 07/13/17 02:43 PM.

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Re: Replacing tires based on age [Re: Chester11] #4458384
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They say 6 years down in the heat, 10 years up North.

My Jeep tires will be 6 years old in March 2020, it'll get it's next set then.


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2000 Toyota Camry 2.2L 230k Valvoline 5w30 & Fram Ultra
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Re: Replacing tires based on age [Re: Chester11] #4458393
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I was told 7 by someone that has beem in the industry as long as Iv been alive. He said why risk it , its my family and yours driving beside it. As a truck driver I take your safety serious please consider mine😀


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Re: Replacing tires based on age [Re: Chester11] #4458449
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We put 60,000 miles on a set of Bridgestones on my wife's car, and the tread was still great! But, I changed them because the sidewalls looked HORRIBLE with cracks after 6 years.

Weird, the Michelins on my truck are over 7 years old and really don't have any sidewall cracking. Amazing.


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Re: Replacing tires based on age [Re: Chester11] #4458531
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I in no way claim any special expertise, but ten years might be reasonable.
We typically drive our cars enough that they rarely get beyond four or five years on a set of tires.
Would love to hear Capri's take on this.


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Re: Replacing tires based on age [Re: Chester11] #4458580
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Good timing! The tires on the Mustang in my signature are, I'm embarrassed to say, from 2002. They look new and they are not even that hard. I have to deal with replacing them. Glad this topic came up. No cracks anywhere, not even in the sipes, nothing. My advice to anyone else would be to replace them. Going to heed my own advice.


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Re: Replacing tires based on age [Re: Chester11] #4458610
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Continental says : 10 years after production.


Re: Replacing tires based on age [Re: Chester11] #4458693
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6 years max here


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