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Treading carefully

Asked by Adrian V

THE Bridgestone tyres on my 1997 Mitsubishi Verada are now 10 years old, but have only done 75,000km. They have plenty of tread left. I'm wondering if there is a safety issue with old tyres like these?

Answered by CarsGuide

24 May 2007 Graham Smith

TYRE makers generally guarantee their tyres for six years against manufacturing faults, which gives you a measure of the life as they see it. There is no sign that will tell you that a tyre is too old to be safely used, apart from cracking in the sidewall. Perhaps you could have a local tyre dealer take a look at them and give you an idea of their condition.

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