Dating the age of tires
Tires are just about the most important part of your car.If they're in bad shape, the car's ability to accelerate, stop, and turn in all conditions is greatly compromised.I use the word “arbitrary” because there is still no irrefutable scientific data that establishes a set limit on how long a tire can remain in service.
Depending on the make and the model, most truck tire warranties are between five and seven years from the date of manufacture or date of purchase.The resulting "dry rot" leaves tire structure brittle and leads to sidewall damage and eventual failure.This isn't "Oh I'll just fill it up and drive on it." No, this is complete loss of function.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.Some tires were up to 12 years old, and were on sale at Sears, a reputable store.