If that’s the case, you’ve probably got a great set of tires with years of life left on them, right? Those tires could actually be ready to break apart at any moment. Right now, I’m shopping around for a good deal because the quote I got from my local tire store was close to 0.
As a precaution, the Department of Transportation recommends changing even new-looking tires once they hit 10 years old, and many manufacturers recommend swapping them out at six years old.
Of course, this aging is highly dependent on where the tires live.
Everybody knows to replace tires when the tread gets down to the wear bar, but what about when they get too old?
The rubber in tires deteriorates over time due to UV and environmental exposure.
Tires in hot dry climates have much shorter lives than those in moderate, moist climates.