6 years is the recommended tire age for change
Re: 6 years is the recommended tire age for change
Yeah, if you were just 'putting' around town with no high speed or spirited driving, you could eke out another year or two. I've replaced 6 year old tires on cars with much less mileage, and it breaks your heart, but gambling with your life at high speeds isn't worth it. Almost every tire person will say the age or damage will be worse on the inside of the tire, something you can not see.
Thanks . . time to contact Tire Rack
The 6 years refers to being placed in service
I didn't check the original source, but:
British Rubber Manufacturers Association (BRMA) statement issued on June 5, 2001 regarding the age of tires: "BRMA members strongly recommend that unused tires should not be put into service if they are over 6 years old and that all tires should be replaced 10 years from the date of their manufacture."
Phil '97 1.9 Montreal Blue