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 Post subject: Gatorbacks
PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2015 11:04 am 

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Want to replace the tires on my car original tires starting to crack found a set of tires that were never mounted manufactured in 2010. Are these tires safe to use they look good no cracks but just skeptical because they are almost 6 years want to be able to use the car with no worries

 Post subject: Re: Gatorbacks
PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2015 11:37 am 
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Tires, like any rubber product, degrade over time and could present a significant yet hidden safety risk regardless of tread depth. A lot of European and Japanese car manufacturers warn that previously unused tires should not be sold if they are more than 6 years old, and that all tires should be replaced 10 years after their manufacture. However, these warnings are not the norm in the U.S., and some people will install older unused tires that have been properly stored without any issues.

IMO, I'd be skeptical of nearly six year old tires, regardless of their appearance. I enjoy quite spirited driving in my Cobra and would not feel safe with tires that old.

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