This is a discussion on A heads up about the tires on your car within the Suspension & Wheels forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Originally Posted by SD_GR My F1 GS-D3s will soon need replacement and they've been made in 06/06. Ironic. As in ...
i gotta check all of my tires when i get home
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Almost 3.5 years old on a tire that is good for perhaps 6? Bah.
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Something to note: Tirerack claims they have a 2 year limit on all of their tires. They "guarantee" your tire will not be more than 2 years old.
Discount tire direct has nothing like this and claims that their most recent shipment was in July for F1 DS-G3's. I find it hard to believe goodyear shipped them 3.5 year old tires this month.
The guy at discount tire was trying to convince me that a 3.5 year old tire isn't that old....when you're not even supposed to keep a tire past 6 years. Was trying to tell me a tire is good for 10 years on the shelf. He had their warehouse guys check the DOT on the other ones. All are 3.5 years old.
So unless tirerack is full of crap it looks like I'm waiting another 5 days for tires...because I'm returning these.
The discount tire guy has been really cool so far about it, offering me solutions such as a different tire ( no thanks, i want this one) or even a discount on the tires I got. Depending on how much of a discount we're talking here I may go with that. I could prolly wear these out in three summer seasons (which around here is like may-october) before they reached the outer edge of their shelf life.
A discount on them might make up for the shortened life...considering I might wear them out by then anyhow. Would save the hassle of reordering and whatnot.
wow. thanks for the heads up. ill be checking all my tires from now on
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Lol....so I email Goodyear asking them why Discount Tire Direct would receive 3.5ish year old tires in a shipment as recently as the beginning of July. Their response? Found it funny because it was almost exactly what the guy in the video said.
Thank you for contacting our web site and for your interest in tire safety.
The Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) represents the position that there is not one specific chronological age at which tires should be removed from service because there is no data that supports a specific age.
Age is not the key, consistent maintenance, proper inflation and regular inspection for treadwear patterns and damage are the keys to good tire performance.
While there is no data that demonstrates a tire is less safe when it reaches a certain age, for consumers who are concerned about the age or condition of their tires, it is recommended they let a tire professional inspect their tires.
Thanks for the great info. I was thinking of buying some new tires so this will help a lot.
link is gone... can i get a new one if someone finds it or like tell me what its about