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jojo
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:54 am    Post subject: How long? Reply with quote

How long will tyres last before the rubber perishes and deteriorates to such an extent that the tyre will not be useable/road legal?

The car and tyres are 5 years old and I need to replace them. The spare has never been used. I intend to use the same tyres so I could either buy 3 and use the spare or buy 4 and keep the spare as spare. My question is will the current spare, which is unused, last in a useable condition for another 5 years?

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

31x10.50x15 if you cut the arches a bit.....


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Mr Tyre
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If the spare is under a carpet in a boot, can't see a problem, if it's under the vehicle and uncovered I would drop it off clean it up and see what it looks like, if it is holding pressure again I can't see a problem, all I would do is either inflate it to a higher pressure than you need,or stick it in a black bag or at least covered and see what it is like in say 6 months or so.

To whether you have to buy 3 or 4 would depend on if you have any doubts about it especially if it has been hanging in a cradle outside for 5 years.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tyres have an official life span of 5 years...

In general tyres on a car will usually wear out before 5 years, however on trailers and caravans (especially) this is not the case and you would be advised to change to change any tyre older than 5 years

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jojo
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the replies. The spare is in the spare compartment inside the car (F2) under the floor and has never been taken out so I will buy three new tyres.

Thanks again,

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Someone seemed to invent an 'Official' lifetime for tyres.
Un-official lifetimes are sometimes given as 10 years and no idea were the Official 5 years comes from. Fake News maybe.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They should have a date on them, certainly for caravans the service guys tell you when they get to 5 years old they are ready for changing due to their age but leave it up to you to decide.

If I see cracks I change them, on my wifes car the rear factory tyres (Michelin) started to crack at the bottom of the tread at 7 years but they had loads of tread. My caravan spare is slung under the van and is 11 years old and looks fine, the 4 on the floor are 6 years old and 2 are cracking.

For the cost of a tyre if I see a crack I just change them. I currently need 9 tyres Shocked

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

9!! bad luck, I looked at a trailer today, it needs 40. Shocked

Do you cover the caravan tyres when they are not in use?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

40 tyres, that'll sting!

No, the O/S is about 2ft from a wall so they are reasonably well sheltered but the N/S is fully exposed. Oddly it's the O/S which are the two that are cracked. The only explanation I can think of is that the van was sited in France before I bought it so i wonder if it had an awning on the N/S which sheltered those tyres?

The only consolation was when we bought it about 4 years ago my wife stripped the whole thing to give it a 'proper clean' and we found 200 euro hidden in the fridge Very Happy

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Mr Tyre
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cynic-al wrote:
40 tyres, that'll sting!

No, the O/S is about 2ft from a wall so they are reasonably well sheltered but the N/S is fully exposed. Oddly it's the O/S which are the two that are cracked. The only explanation I can think of is that the van was sited in France before I bought it so i wonder if it had an awning on the N/S which sheltered those tyres?

The only consolation was when we bought it about 4 years ago my wife stripped the whole thing to give it a 'proper clean' and we found 200 euro hidden in the fridge Very Happy


What you say about where it was sited and the awning does tie into what the tyres are doing.
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