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Old 09-10-2012, 05:10 PM   #1
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An Interesting Article Regarding Tire Age

Saw this video posted on Facebook and thought it was good information to share, so here it is:

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Old 09-10-2012, 06:05 PM   #2
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That's some scary info. Guess ill be checking the date from now on.
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Old 09-10-2012, 06:32 PM   #3
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All my tires were made this year
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Looks like that clip might have been made in 2008... has any thing been done to better regulate this?

What does tire rack do for their inventory (i.e, keep till 4 years old and return to supplier if not sold?)

2110 21st week of 2010. Being that I got the tires May 2011 they were approx 1 year old when I got them. Not to bad. Looks like they stamped mine on the outside so not that hard to see.
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What does tire rack do for their inventory (i.e, keep till 4 years old and return to supplier if not sold?)
We work on a first in first out inventory system, and our guys are usually pretty good about not having too much stock. There are some cases when we'll have old stock or a manufacturer will have stock in thier warehouse that 4 years old or so. In that case, we drastically reduce the price and make sure the customer is aware they are buying a 4 year old tire.

Even in that case though the tires were properly stored for their life in climate controlled warehouses and never sat out in the sun like at a gas station.
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Also noticed the video was a couple years old but still good info. Will be checking mine tomorrow.
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Alarmist news media.

Notice the warehouse was full of Ford SUV's, I think the lawyers are playing the blame game and have given up of Ford or Firestone so now they are going after tire shops.
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Alarmist news media.
As someone in the media...yes.

Also, "shelf life" - OMG rubber deteriorates with age?!
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Alarmist indeed. Now we'll have panic-stricken consumers that won't buy perfectly good tires. Maybe they'll get yellow discount stickers on them like at the deli when the meat gets discounted.
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