How long are tires good?

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Dino soar, Jun 26, 2018.

  1. otterinthewater

    otterinthewater Road Train Member

    May 10, 2018
    Santa Barbara, Ca
    4/32 on steers and 2/32 on drives.

    If they’re less than 8 years old and don’t exhibit signs of dry rot they might be ok to use. Something that doesn’t get discussed a lot is heat cycles on tires. Much like hardening steel the more times a tire gets really hot and then cools down completely the more age it puts into a tire. A tire that runs a constant temp range will last a lot longer. Tires that have gotten hot due to constantly being under inflated suffer a lot more.

    The big question is how were they stored? We’re they getting the sun on them in Death Valley, or shaded between trailers in a temperate climate?

    New tires can be some of the cheapest insurance.
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