Buying and Storing Tires?

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Old 07 Oct 2011, 03:10 pm   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 2003 Avalon with close to 31,000 miles on it.
There is still good tread on the original tires,
but they are aging,
and will eventually have to be replaced.

I found some Tires online that I like, for price,
and the noise rating.

What do you think of buying, and storing the tires,
for maybe 2-3 years?
I'm concerned that 2 years from now,
this particular model may not be made anymore.

I guess one question is,
do tires "age" much even when off the car?

thanks
marc
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Old 07 Oct 2011, 03:27 pm   #2 (permalink)
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"marc" <markphd21@gmail.com> wrote in message
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>I have a 2003 Avalon with close to 31,000 miles on it.
> There is still good tread on the original tires,
> but they are aging,
> and will eventually have to be replaced.
>
> I found some Tires online that I like, for price,
> and the noise rating.
>
> What do you think of buying, and storing the tires,
> for maybe 2-3 years?
> I'm concerned that 2 years from now,
> this particular model may not be made anymore.
>
> I guess one question is,
> do tires "age" much even when off the car?


Rubber (including synthetics) age, some call it dry rot.

Some inspection processes including state inspection will not pass a vehicle
with tries over a certain age.

2-3 years down the road it too far to be safe in my book especially since
you don't know the current date of manufacture.


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Old 07 Oct 2011, 05:28 pm   #3 (permalink)
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In article
<8227296.1050.1318018253182.JavaMail.geo-discussion-forums@prib32>,
marc <markphd21@gmail.com> wrote:

> I have a 2003 Avalon with close to 31,000 miles on it.
> There is still good tread on the original tires,
> but they are aging,
> and will eventually have to be replaced.


They should be replaced NOW. The tires are 8 years old, and the rubber
has degraded so far as to be dangerous.

"It's not the miles, honey, it's the years."


> What do you think of buying, and storing the tires,
> for maybe 2-3 years?


Bad Idea, just like all of these:

http://www.hulu.com/watch/10310/satu...bad-idea-jeans



> I'm concerned that 2 years from now,
> this particular model may not be made anymore.


2 years from now, those tires will be 2 years closer to their realistic
5 year life span.

Are you afraid that they won't make tires for your car anymore? Or that
tire models will get WORSE?


> I guess one question is,
> do tires "age" much even when off the car?


The rubber ages independent of whether the tire is turning and being
rubbed on the road, wearing the tread down. Traction is a function of
the rubber itself; you're currently driving on the equivalent of Fred
Flintstone's stone rolling pins.

Never mind yourself; do you carry passengers? Children/grandchildren?
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Old 08 Oct 2011, 08:43 am   #4 (permalink)
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On Fri, 7 Oct 2011 15:27:02 -0500, "NotMe" <me@privacy.net> wrote:

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>"marc" <markphd21@gmail.com> wrote in message
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>>I have a 2003 Avalon with close to 31,000 miles on it.
>> There is still good tread on the original tires,
>> but they are aging,
>> and will eventually have to be replaced.
>>
>> I found some Tires online that I like, for price,
>> and the noise rating.
>>
>> What do you think of buying, and storing the tires,
>> for maybe 2-3 years?
>> I'm concerned that 2 years from now,
>> this particular model may not be made anymore.
>>
>> I guess one question is,
>> do tires "age" much even when off the car?

>
>Rubber (including synthetics) age, some call it dry rot.
>
>Some inspection processes including state inspection will not pass a vehicle
>with tries over a certain age.
>

Name one.
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Old 09 Oct 2011, 09:44 am   #5 (permalink)
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On 07/10/2011 3:10 PM, marc wrote:
> I have a 2003 Avalon with close to 31,000 miles on it.
> There is still good tread on the original tires,
> but they are aging,
> and will eventually have to be replaced.
>
> I found some Tires online that I like, for price,
> and the noise rating.
>
> What do you think of buying, and storing the tires,
> for maybe 2-3 years?
> I'm concerned that 2 years from now,
> this particular model may not be made anymore.
>
> I guess one question is,
> do tires "age" much even when off the car?
>
> thanks
> marc

Here is a link to storing your tires properly

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tirete...currentpage=38


If your tires are stored properly they will last for over five years,
however they will be prone to failure because the rubber itself ages.
Tires stored properly that are over five years can be safely used for
short trips, modest speeds and no loading.
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Old 09 Oct 2011, 12:01 pm   #6 (permalink)
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thanks for the feedback all

I found this information online:

Replace the tires at least every 6 years. If you're not sure, the minimum replacement time that is recommended by the NHTSA is six years regardless ofuse, with 10 years being the maximum service life for tires. Check your owner's manual for specific recommendations related to your car. And always err on the side of caution if you suspect your vehicle has tires that are over six years of age.

My tires are now about 10 years old, the maximum.
They look good, and I'm pretty easy on them,
but I'll go ahead and start shopping for new ones.

marc
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Old 09 Oct 2011, 12:54 pm   #7 (permalink)
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In article
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marc <markphd21@gmail.com> wrote:

> My tires are now about 10 years old, the maximum.
> They look good, and I'm pretty easy on them,


Quit fooling yourself into making excuses for going against the simple
laws of physics. Rubber ages but you can't see the effects with your
eyes.

Same thing goes with the timing belts on cars. "But it looks OK!" is
the mantra for people desperate for an excuse NOT to want to spend money
on the basic maintenance of the cars they bought.

If you can't afford to maintain it, then you can't afford to own it.
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Old 09 Oct 2011, 01:43 pm   #8 (permalink)
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"GM homepc"

> Tires stored properly that are over five years can be safely used for
> short trips, modest speeds and no loading.


Those were, at one time, referred to as May Pops.


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Old 09 Oct 2011, 02:19 pm   #9 (permalink)
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On 09/10/2011 1:43 PM, NotMe wrote:
> "GM homepc"
>
>> Tires stored properly that are over five years can be safely used for
>> short trips, modest speeds and no loading.

> Those were, at one time, referred to as May Pops.
>
>

may pop tomorrow? LOL
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Old 09 Oct 2011, 05:16 pm   #10 (permalink)
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"GM homepc" <nospam@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> On 09/10/2011 1:43 PM, NotMe wrote:
>> "GM homepc"
>>
>>> Tires stored properly that are over five years can be safely used for
>>> short trips, modest speeds and no loading.

>> Those were, at one time, referred to as May Pops.
>>
>>

> may pop tomorrow? LOL


May pop today, tomorrow but rarely very far down the road.



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