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How many years old can a new tire you buy at the tire shop be? Considering we are in October 2018, can you still buy new tires produced in say 2015?


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depends on the shop, tire size ect

i wouldnt buy a 3 year old tire. 5-7 years is standard life of a tire iirc
of course thats if you dont wear them out first
 

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depends on the shop, tire size ect



i wouldnt buy a 3 year old tire. 5-7 years is standard life of a tire iirc

of course thats if you dont wear them out first


Now the other question is, how many years of use is the maximum for a tire considering a standard use of 10.000 miles/year?
(I am asking for a 225/65/R17, or 225/60/R17 stock on a Compass)


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Now the other question is, how many years of use is the maximum for a tire considering a standard use of 10.000 miles/year?
(I am asking for a 225/65/R17, or 225/60/R17 stock on a Compass)


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check the manufacturer, most say 5-7 years or the tread wear life
people that ride motorcycles are very concerned with tire age.

dryrot is not always noticed.

i usually hit tread wear way before age (30k miles a year)

so if you buy a 3 year old tire rated at 60k and drive 10k a year
it may start dry rotting before the tread wears out
 

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check the manufacturer, most say 5-7 years or the tread wear life

people that ride motorcycles are very concerned with tire age.



dryrot is not always noticed.



i usually hit tread wear way before age (30k miles a year)



so if you buy a 3 year old tire rated at 60k and drive 10k a year

it may start dry rotting before the tread wears out


So you mean that usually tires are rated at 60k therefore if you drive 10k/year which is the most common, they will last 6 years maximum. If you also say that the rubber on the tires can last a maximum of 7 years (you said 5-7 years), then you can only buy 1 year old maximum tires, is that right?


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pretty much

if you have ever owned a trailer, you really see tires rotting before the tread is gone

its best to buy as new a tire as possible.

there is a datecode on the sidewall

 

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pretty much



if you have ever owned a trailer, you really see tires rotting before the tread is gone



its best to buy as new a tire as possible.



there is a datecode on the sidewall





Ok, but the question is how much new as possible? Is it 1 year old ok? Is it 2 years old still ok?...


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If a retailer is trying to sell 2 year old tires as 'new' I would be suspicious. You should at least get them at a discount ie older tire = less value.
Roughly speaking tires should be discarded at 6 years even if they still have tread. So if you were considering 2 year old tires that have never been used and were stored properly, they should cost 2/3 (4/6) of new price.
When you buy a used vehicle you should also be aware of tire age. The vehicle itself may be a year older that it's model year (check for date of manufacture) and the tires would be older than that. Example you could buy a used 2017 that has the original tires, dating from 2016 or 15. Again, be aware of the actual value and don't overpay.
 

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If a retailer is trying to sell 2 year old tires as 'new' I would be suspicious. You should at least get them at a discount ie older tire = less value.
Roughly speaking tires should be discarded at 6 years even if they still have tread. So if you were considering 2 year old tires that have never been used and were stored properly, they should cost 2/3 (4/6) of new price.
When you buy a used vehicle you should also be aware of tire age. The vehicle itself may be a year older that it's model year (check for date of manufacture) and the tires would be older than that. Example you could buy a used 2017 that has the original tires, dating from 2016 or 15. Again, be aware of the actual value and don't overpay.


But if you buy 2 year old tires, then you only have 4 years of usage of the tires. Then you will have to get rid of them at year 4 even though the tread is most likely still ok? (Considering a standard usage of 10,000 miles/year)


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