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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 28-06-2018, 10:16 Thread Starter
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The point of the OP is that I was under the impression that my cursory glance when checking pressures was enough. It clearly wasn't. I was just trying to encourage others to have a look beyond the surface and check the parts which are not visible

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Its a 2004 plate. Its in storage atm so can't give you the date. TBH it doesn't really matter what the date is as there is no alternative to replacing them so further examination doesn't make sense
Yes I fully understand although they could be 2004, 2003 or even 2002 date code on them so could be up to 16 years old.
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The yearly service we have also does a tyre check

Not a tyre expert but he was concerned

Took it to the tyre replacement centre

Checked and said no problem

Albert orders the tyres on line ,he prefers continentals, goes with the recommendation of the weight upgrading on our van, recommended by S V Tech

Delivered to the garage and fitted , balanced and we are good to go

Well we would be if we went

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Is it me or do tyres not seem to “last” so long these days??

Sis in law has a 4 year old car, last time I visited when walking up the drive I spotted cracks in the bottom of the tyre tread on the OSR wheel. Checked the other three, all the same! Bit disconcerting as most tyre manufacturers say their tyres are (usually) good for at least five years (and that I suspect is a VERY conservative figure on their part)

Had similar issue with caravan tyres but to be fair the caravan was/is 4 years old but the date stamp on the tyres makes them 6 years old! Clearly the caravan manufacturer either had them in storage a long time, or the caravan had been in stock somewhere a long time OR the makers got a deal on some tyres that had been in storage a fair while. They are NOT standard car tyres, they have a MUCH higher load rating, something like 800 Kg per tyre (caravan MAM is 1500kg so that’s 750kg per tyre!) and should be run at 60+psi. That sort of tyre on a car would be very uncomfortable indeed!

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Yes I fully understand although they could be 2004, 2003 or even 2002 date code on them so could be up to 16 years old.
The date code on the tyres was 2009 so they were well past their use by date. Taking a trip down to southern Germany in the next few weeks so very glad to have had all 4 tyres changed. Thanks for all the comments
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We replaced our 11 year old tyres but even at the last MOT they found nothing to notify us about. With a 2K Scotland trip due we decided to replace them anyway.

But I check inside and outside anyway.

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