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Old 11-21-2008, 05:02 PM   #1
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This is an interesting bit of reporting about tire life.

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Old 11-21-2008, 06:19 PM   #2
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Thanks for the heads up. That is definitely worth following up on with more research. I'm going to look for numbers on my tires.

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Old 11-24-2008, 05:43 PM   #3
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About a month ago I took my truck into the local dealership to have a tire fixed (it had been loosing air). When the mechanic wetted the tire he found little T shaped leakes all over the place between the threads. I know that pattern, it happens with decayed tires. I had him check the other tires and three of the four leaked. I replaced all 4. The replacements were all made in 08. The leakers were tire that had about 25,000 miles on them and should have been good for at least another 25k. $680 later I had the lesson about old tires driven in thoroughly.

I was lucky, I could have gotten the "old tire lesson" a much more expensive way!

I always watched tread depth and never messed around trying to stretch tread life. Now I will watch the age as well.
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Old 11-24-2008, 07:22 PM   #4
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Recently, our local CBS station (KFVS 12) carried a story developed by WMCT 5 in Memphis, TN. I have yet to receive one of the tire registration cards when purchasing new tires, and I have purchased several sets since the registration program was begun.

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