If tires are old but aren’t worn, should they be replaced? The tire experts at Tracy’s Automotive can help you decide.
With the re-opening of Kansas scheduled to begin Monday (May 4), you decided to give your car a once over to make sure it’s ready to go back to work. Everything looked fine, including the tires, which are several years old. Now you’re wondering if you should replace your tires simply because they’re old even though they don’t have a lot of miles on them and even though they have sufficient tread.
That’s the exact question a reader of boston.com asked AAA’s Northeast Car Doctor, recently. Here’s what he had to say –
“Tires will deteriorate and crack and can be prone to failure as they age. Some vehicle manufacturers will recommend tire replacement at six years old. The trade group for the tire industry, the Rubber Manufacturers Association, doesn’t put a specific date on when to replace a tire.
“How a tire ages is somewhat determined by how the car is garaged, usage, and the age of the tire when it was installed (all tires have a production date code.) If this were my car, I would carefully inspect the tires for any signs of weather-related cracking, and if any are noticed I would replace all four tires. In addition, if the serial numbers on the tires indicates the tires were 10 years old and this was a vehicle driven regularly, I would replace the tires.”
So, the answer – like the answer to so many questions – is that it depends. It depends on the age and/or the condition of the tires. If you’re not sure about the tread, or cracks, your best bet is to talk to a tire expert about your your situation, your car or truck, and your tires.
If you’re looking for a trusted tire pro in the Wichita area, look no further than the certified auto care and auto repair experts at Tracy’s Automotive. Tracy’s Automotive’s tire gurus can help you make the right decision when it comes to whether your tires need to be replaced and, if so, what tires are best for you and your car or truck. Tracy’s Automotive carries all brands, sizes and style of tire to fit any car or truck.
Don’t forget. Tracy’s Automotive will come pick up your car at your home or work (if you’re an essential worker who can’t get away) and service or repair your vehicle. Afterwards, we’ll return your car or truck completely cleaned so you don’t have to worry about COVID-19.
Tracy’s passion for a better tire buying, auto care and auto repair experience drove us to develop the model of Tracy’s Automotive Tire Pros. Tracy’s has turned hard work and inspiration into a booming tire and auto repair provider. Now Tracy’s has three locations and serves customers all over Wichita and Goddard. Tracy’s is thrilled to be a part of your family’s trusted brands for all auto repair and tire needs.
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