How Long Can Used Tires Last?

Normally, used tires last 2-5 years if bought in adequate condition. A 2-year-old tire with no damage, patches, uneven wear, and with about 8/32” tread left, may last for good 5 years. A 4-year-old tire with 5/32” tread left, and without any significant plugs or cuts, may last a further 2 years. The lifespan of […]

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Why Are My Back Tires Cupping?

Back tire cupping occurs due to one of the following reasons: Worn shock absorbers or suspension parts Wheel misalignment Tire imbalance or runout Poor quality of tires.

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Tire Sidewall Blowout: What Causes it and How to Deal with It

Tire sidewall blowout may occur because of: Under-inflation Overload Tire wear (especially uneven) Damage Age Manufacturing defects. According to the National Transportation Safety Board report, around 33,000 accidents happen annually because of tires. At least 2,000 of them are sidewall blowout-related, so it’s critical to know why the issue may occur.

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Used Tires Tread: Everything You Need to Know

Used tires tread can be up to 90%, but the average is 6-8/32”. Tires in good condition should have a minimum of 6/32” to be useful, or 4/32” if the tire is 13-14”. The average legal minimum tread depth is 2/32”, but driving becomes unsafe with such a tread. Besides, most dealerships require at least […]

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How Long Do Tires Last if Not Used?

If not used, tires last for 6-10 years, depending on the storage and environmental conditions. Overall, the time limits for stored tires are much the same as for tires that are being used. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and official manufacturers suggest a tire is only 100% safe to use until it turns […]

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After How Many Years Should I Change My Tires?

Driving a car with old and worn out tires is extremely dangerous. Therefore, it’s essential for you to be aware of the actual age of your tires as this will help you understand when exactly they need to be replaced. When rubber ages, its quality deteriorates even if it’s safely stored on a shelf. You […]

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