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TireRack.com - About - Tech Center


…General Tire Information Alignment Be TireWise Breaking in Your Tires Calculating Approximate Tire Dimensions Construction Materials Contact Patch Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) DOT Tire Identification Number (TIN) Dangers of Mixing Tire Tread Depths Determining the Age of a Tire Diagnosing Tire Pull…

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Tire Aging: How Old is Too Old?

Tire Aging: How Old is Too Old?


The life span of a tire can vary greatly depending on how it is used. Contrary to popular belief, infrequently used tires can result in a shorter life than one that is used daily. As such, I frequently speak with people with low-mileage tires that need to be replaced. Of course they are disappointed…

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Tire Tech Information - Tire Aging Part #1


…the rest of the tire aged, it may not always be true of today's even longer lasting tires that are approaching 80,000 miles of treadwear. How many years will tires last before aging out? Unfortunately it's impossible to predict when tires should be replaced based on their calendar age alone. The U.S.…

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How Old Are My Tires and How Long Will They Last ?

How Old Are My Tires and How Long Will They Last ?


When it comes to questions about tire aging, the most common are: * How do I determine the age of my tires? * How old are the tires I want to purchase? * How long do tires last? The way to determine the age of a tire is easy once you know what to look for. Every tire has an identification number starting…

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Tire Tech Information - Determining the Age of a Tire


…location, tire size and manufacturer's code, along with the week and year the tire was manufactured. "When it comes to determining the age of a tire, it is easy to identify when a tire was manufactured by reading its Tire Identification Number (often referred to as the tire's serial number)." Tires Manufactured…

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Tires Can Get Old, Too


…, ignore the tires completely. I can't tell you how many times I have seen a pristine example of a classic car only to find ragged, worn out tires supporting it. Not only can a tire wear out, but it can also age. Even if your tire has plenty of tread depth left it can show signs of age and need replacement…

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Tire Tech Information - Tire Specs Explained: Tread Width


Tire Information Additional Tire Tech Articles Alignment Be TireWise Breaking in Your Tires Calculating Approximate Tire Dimensions Construction Materials Contact Patch Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) DOT Tire Identification Number (TIN) Dangers of Mixing Tire Tread Depths Determining the Age

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How Old Are the Tires I Buy?

How Old Are the Tires I Buy?


…never thought about the age of their tires until recently. Now, many informed consumers have become concerned with the age of the tires on their vehicle, as well as the age of the tire(s) they're purchasing. What is a reasonable age for a tire when making a purchase? Tire Rack works with many global…

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Review of: Uniroyal Laredo HD/H


…this tire is highway and interstate cruising and parked for the remainder of the year. this tire runs quiet and has a comfortable ride compared to many tires in this category. This type of service usually has tires replaced for sidewall cracking or other failure due to age. Beyond six years any tire becomes…

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Tire Tech Information - Tire Aging Part #2


…Competition Use Tire Aging Part #2 Lea esta pgina en espaol Should Drivers Replace Old Tires Even if Their Treads Aren't Worn Out? While most drivers' past experience might not indicate it's necessary, the growing realization that tires are perishable means tires on some vehicles will possibly age out before…

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Review of: Uniroyal Laredo HD/H


…this tire is highway and interstate cruising and parked for the remainder of the year. this tire runs quiet and has a comfortable ride compared to many tires in this category. This type of service usually has tires replaced for sidewall cracking or other failure due to age. Beyond six years any tire becomes…

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It's spring. Are your classic's tires ok for another year or are they TOO OLD?


…driver's tires lately? It may be time to replace! The DOT code on the side of the tire will be a great starting point for you to look at and try to determine the age. Simple indicators such as dry rot can be a sign of age, but not always a perfect test. If the old Goodyears or BFGoodrich tires seem to…

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