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Check those tire manufacture dates

Two rants in one day and so close to Christmas !!

GF was at Canadian Tire today and was going to buy a new set of all-season tires for my daily driver. She remembered at one point my questioning manufacture dates for motorcycle tires and wisely asked what the tire manufacture date was. Checking the 8 in stock they were all manufactured mid-2009!!! Maybe they have been stored well but that's probably about half the tire life. The tires were for sale 25% reduced but she asked for 50% discount since the tires were aged. CT refused. I have sent emails off to all my car forums, the local newspaper, CT Customer Service and local newspaper, radio and TV consumers advocates. When customer service is good I let a few people know but when its bad ...

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I never thought to check tire manufacture date on new tires, I'll keep that in mind as I'm looking for tires in the spring. Thanks.
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Canadian Tire response:

"There are currently no regulations or laws that regulate the age of tires in Canada ."

So I almost got a set of 5 year old tires because the law did not exist. Shame. Shame. Shame. Shame on me for EVER buying ANYTHING from them.

PS The tire's manufacture date is stamped on the sidewall. In this case they were DOT 2409 so half way through 2009.
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Just curious, is the date stamped or coded somehow on the tires, I've never thought to look?
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Taken from thesaftyreport.com on Tire Shelf Life

.......Most new tires made today are estimated to last between 60,000 and 80,000 miles. But more important than mileage is the actual age of the tire. The NHTSA recommends tires be replaced every six years, regardless of mileage or use............

........Another area where consumers need to be vigilant about tire age is when purchasing new tires. Most tire and auto manufacturers provide recommendations for “shelf life” of new tires ranging from six to 10 years – four years past the NHTSA’s recommended safety limit. A tire retailer or auto dealership also may keep a tire in inventory for several years before installing it on a car. As a result, the consumer will not receive a “brand new” tire at the beginning of its shelf life. For this reason, it is important to check the manufacture date to calculate how long the tire should be safe to drive and to ensure that tires past their expiration date are not installed on your vehicle. ........

...........Today, the number is usually printed on the outside sidewall, close to the rim / hubcap. The number is preceded by the letters “DOT,” which stands for U.S. Department of Transportation and indicates that the tire meets all federal standards. This is followed by two numbers or letters that are a code for where the tire was manufactured.

Following the manufacturer ID numbers or letters is the code that provides information about the tire’s age. Since the year 2000 the date code has four digits. The first two digits indicate the week the tire was made (01 = first week of the year); the third and fourth digits are the year (04 = 2004). So if the date code reads 0806, the tire was manufactured in the eighth week of 2006. [Note: For tires manufactured prior to 2000, the date code only includes three digits. The first two still indicate the week of the year the tire was made, and the third digit indicates the year in which the tire was made. So 087 indicates the tire was made in the eighth week of 1997 but 0807 is the eighth week of 2007........................
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Holy...crapspackle.. I would have never thought to look. Thank you for the heads up.


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Great info, thanks Stinger, I never knew any of that, but to be honest, I never kept cars long enough to replace tires vary often.

Note: I just went to the site and read the article. Nice info.
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Great info, thanks Stinger, I never knew any of that, but to be honest, I never kept cars long enough to replace tires vary often.

Note: I just went to the site and read the article. Nice info.
If you are like the rest of us, you probably will be replacing at least the rears on your R171.........they seem to only get about 12k before tread wear mandates replacement.

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Yeah, the rears were fairly worn when I bought the car last fall, that's why I was looking at Dark's rims and tires, good deal but wasn't what I was wanting to pay. Never knew that about tires though, wonder what folks with older classic/antique type cars do on hard to replace tires on wheels that haven't been made since the 20's-40's. I'm sure someone caters to them, for a price!
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Just to continue to trash Canadian Tire and to demonstrate bad customer service, here is another sentence from their email.

"If ever a customer is concerned on the age of a specific tire they are purchasing, they are welcome to review the DOT date of the tire before making a purchase."

Wow. If I am suspicious of the retailer, and smart enough to know about the tire manufacture date, CT will allow me to examine the date of manufacture before purchase. Thanks CT. I thought I might have to buy the tires without "review". Note: Maybe if you are selling tires that are half past their shelf life you might want to inform the customer. There is a date stamped on that tire for a reason.
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What car tyres last between 60 and 80K ? chance would be a fine thing.

As a side note* I've just taken two perfectly good (5 - 6mm tread) tyres off the front of mine because of perishing cracks to the edge of the tread/crown. Pretty none descript make 'Accelera Alpha' Point is, some of these Chinese/Taiwanese far eastern brands do tend to go off very quickly.
Fitted a nice pair of Pirelli Pzero Nero's , must say these low pro's take some fitting!

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