More car tyre chat – old tyres rubbish in wet, any solution?
Hello all, the rear tyres on my Smart are ****-knows how old, and ropey in the wet. I was about to replace them but as I’ll be flogging the car in Spring, would prefer to avoid spending 6% of the car’s value on it if I can (I am having to buy other stuff too).
Is there a solution…sanding down the tread to get past the outer/dry layer? (like you do repairing an inner tube).
TIAPosted 5 months agoTurnerGuyMember
We put some cheap Korean tyres on my wifes car and they were actually pretty excellent, and had a deep tread as well. Way better int he wet than the previous Bridgestones.
You will regret skimping on those tyres if you loose control and have an accident and possibly injure someone because of your tightwadedness…Posted 5 months agomolgripsSubscriber
Pah, my Land Rover tyres were 20 this year.
Tyres don’t last forever. Ask a caravanner. I would not drive on tyres that old unless they’d been stored inside.
UV and ozone degrade them. 7-8 years is the max you should be keeping them even if they have good tread.Posted 5 months ago
It’s not actually used on the road and probably never will be again. I bought the tyres about five years ago on rims that had been in a shed for years. They looked good but within a couple of years of being on my car they were cracking and perishing. I’ve got trailer tyres that are similarly knackered yet have tread.Posted 5 months ago
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