As already mentioned, it is very unlikely that car tires will be used for more than 10 years. However, if your tires are 10 years old or older, it makes sense to change them, even if they`re still within the legal tread depth of 1.6mm. The tire manufacturer Continental recommends replacing tires that are 10 years old or older. No, not with normal cars – at the moment. However, on July 15, 2020, the government announced that it would ban tires 10 years and older on the front wheels of trucks, buses and coaches, as well as on all wheels of minibuses. One thing we never really think about is the age of the tires in our vehicles. For most of us, this is not a major problem. The rubber in our car typically lasts 20,000 to 30,000 miles, which means most of us will replace them long before they become 10-year-old tires. But for some of us, tire aging could be a problem. If you pay close attention to the air pressure, tread wear, alignment, etc.
of your tires, you can increase their lifespan. Check out our planned care tips Speeds above 50 mph Driving with old tires can pose a serious safety risk. If you`re not sure how old your tyres are, visit your local Bridgestone store and ask one of our friendly associates for help. After five years or more of use, your tires should be thoroughly inspected by a professional at least once a year. The industry standard for tires, based on the German BRV recommendation, is the «5-year rule» for new tires. Check your sidewall for punctures or dents and tread to see if the tires wear evenly • Be sensitive to changes in handling or direction Tyres must be removed from the age of ten, regardless of appearance, mileage or actual wear. However, most tires need to be replaced before reaching the ten-year mark. That`s why it`s important to keep a close eye on the condition of your tires. Although tires contain antioxidant chemicals that significantly slow down the rate of aging, this waxy substance is only released when the tire is in motion. Thus, if the tire is not used frequently or stored inefficiently, it ages faster, making it unsuitable for reuse. Older cars with low mileage tend to be most at risk of premature aging – as drivers assume the tires are still in good condition if they have a lot of tread.
I would like to know the law regarding the «legal age for tires on a bus». To identify the age of your tires, each tire is printed with a coded date that tells you when that tire was manufactured. In addition to your own regular inspections, we recommend that all tires older than five years be inspected by a qualified expert at least once a year. Our staff can inform you if your tires can be reused safely or not. If the tires are genuine to the vehicle, you should also follow the vehicle manufacturer`s tire change recommendations, if applicable. If your tires are only printed with a 3-digit number, it means that your tires were manufactured before the year 2000 and should be replaced as soon as possible. There is no set age limit for tires when you should replace your tires, but once your tires are between 7 and 10 years old, you should closely monitor their condition and consider replacing them. If tires have not been replaced 10 years after their date of manufacture, Michelin recommends replacing them with new tires as a precaution. Even if they appear in a usable state and are not worn before the profile wear indicator. This also applies to spare tires.
There`s no way to tell exactly how long a tire will last. The life and mileage of a tire depends on a combination of factors: its design, the driver`s habits, the climate, road conditions and the care given to the tires. Difficult driving may indicate a flat tire or excessive wear and tear. If you notice vibration or other disturbances while driving, immediately reduce speed, drive carefully until you can safely leave the road and stop, and check your tires. If a tire is damaged, bleed it and replace it with your spare tire. If you do not detect tire damage and cannot identify the source of the vibration, take the vehicle to a tire dealership for a thorough inspection. Premature aging of tires can affect safety and increase the risk of tire failure. For this reason, Kwik Fit recommends riders with tires that are six years old or older have them checked by professionals to make sure they can still be used safely. Don`t forget to check for extra tires such as spare wheels or those mounted on caravans and trailers, as these tires tend to be used less and are more prone to tire aging. This happened after a bus accident on the A3 in Surrey in 2012. Three people died as a result of a tire failure on the 19-year-old bus. The government then commissioned research into the role of age in tire failure.
We discovered what the tire industry has known for years: aging tires have an increased likelihood of failure. How you can recognize the age of your tires, we explain in this article. It`s also worth noting that while it`s not illegal to have tires that are 10 years old or older, if they have significant cracks in the sidewall, they are considered illegal.