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Old Mar 28th 2011, 7:17 am
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Default Car Tyres - 3 years or 4 years?

I thought the rule was they had to be replaced every 4 years - man in Satwa (a tyre salesman) just told me 3 years.

What is it?
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Originally Posted by EmiratesMillhouse View Post
I thought the rule was they had to be replaced every 4 years - man in Satwa (a tyre salesman) just told me 3 years.

What is it?
ignore... I've found out the answer from another thread.
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thanks for reminding me

another thing on the to do list
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And the answer is?
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Default Re: Car Tyres - 3 years or 4 years?

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And the answer is?
How would anyone know how old your tyres are!?
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Default Re: Car Tyres - 3 years or 4 years?

The guy in the tyre garage pointed this out to me. Normally there's a box on the tyre sidewall with a four digit number. The first two digits are the week number and the second two the year. So "3010" is the 30th week in 2010.
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Originally Posted by lehoff View Post
How would anyone know how old your tyres are!?
tells you on the side, always check when you buy "new" ones
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Default Re: Car Tyres - 3 years or 4 years?

Originally Posted by Meow View Post
And the answer is?
well... expat women and the previous BE thread came to the conclusion of 4 years.

Still, mine are noisy so probably need replacing.

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Originally Posted by Sandboy View Post
tells you on the side, always check when you buy "new" ones
yup... says something like:

26575R160808 on mine. The last four digits give month and year.
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I always go for 2 years over here as a rule because of the heat.

Expensive but not worth the risk as far as I'm concerned.

Would give them a lot longer in England though.
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Default Re: Car Tyres - 3 years or 4 years?

Originally Posted by Millsyisland View Post
I always go for 2 years over here as a rule because of the heat.

Expensive but not worth the risk as far as I'm concerned.

Would give them a lot longer in England though.
Absolutely. I don't drive on tyres more than 2 years old here--they deteriorate badly in the sun, so to hell with what any regulation says, let alone EW.

Never, ever skimp on tyres--they're the only things between the road and 2 tonnes of car with you and all that's precious to you inside.
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Originally Posted by Bahtatboy View Post
Absolutely. I don't drive on tyres more than 2 years old here--they deteriorate badly in the sun, so to hell with what any regulation says, let alone EW.

Never, ever skimp on tyres--they're the only things between the road and 2 tonnes of car with you and all that's precious to you inside.
come on - they have only done 102km, they are barely worn in!

don't worry, I'll get new ones at the weekend.
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Default Re: Car Tyres - 3 years or 4 years?

Originally Posted by EmiratesMillhouse View Post
I thought the rule was they had to be replaced every 4 years - man in Satwa (a tyre salesman) just told me 3 years.

What is it?
what kind of tires last 4 years? they must be the hardest rubber compound known to man. 20,000-30,000 km is the most I have gotten from a tire.
(and only about 3-4000km on my motorbike.)

man up and stop driving like ms daisy
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what kind of tires last 4 years? they must be the hardest rubber compound known to man. 20,000-30,000 km is the most I have gotten from a tire.
(and only about 3-4000km on my motorbike.)

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Dunlops - so yes, rock hard rubber.

I do try and wear the buggers out but the Pajero is so underpowered I just can't seem to do it.

I'm actually not sure how much they have done, I'm guessing 40k (20k in my ownership and about the same with the previous bloke).
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6 yr old landcruiser and had third set of tyres fitted last December. Low mileage - only 55k - but saw the last set of tyres when they came off. The heat damage isn't necessarily where you can see it (there was plenty of tread left) - on our tyres it was near the wheel rims. And as most of our mileage is (relatively) long distance/high speed between Muscat and Dubai the last thing we want is a blow-out. Well worth the cost of new boots every two years in our minds anyway.

Just hope they junked our old tyres - as said, the tread looked fine
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