keep in mind new tires may still be old
by PepperElf - Posted Thu August 18, 2011 @ 9:29 AM
I remember seeing this on a news story ... something to look out for with your tires.
With tires the only thing "new" means is that they were never sold to a customer before. They can still be a couple of years old - or older! - by the time you buy them.
As for taking care of your current tires... you've had them for 6 months. The person who sold them to you is no longer responsible for them.
Why? Because blowouts *CAN* result from how the car is being driven or maintained. ... driving with over / under inflated tires, a lot of hard braking, how often you bump curbs... all can affect tire life.
Hell I once blew out a tire just cos I took a turn way too hard and hit the curb. my poor tire couldn't take the abuse and popped a hole so big i could stick my foot into it. Was it a bad tire? No... it was just my driving.