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Tamara in TN
Aug. 12, 2010, 03:43 PM
my PSA of the day:

the tires on your trailer,truck,car etc. have a manufacturing date on them.Follow the DOT number to it's last 4 digits,these are now the week and year your tire was born.Who knew?? Anyway, tires older than 5 years can suffer blowouts much easier than others

Tamara in TN

Schiffon
Aug. 12, 2010, 04:35 PM
And some tire dealers have new tires hanging around that are more than 5 years old. Don't let them sell them to you!

SunkenMeadow
Aug. 12, 2010, 04:46 PM
Good to know... hopefully you didnt find this out first handedly...

2DogsFarm
Aug. 12, 2010, 04:58 PM
A salesman at NTB told me this while I was waiting around for an oil change.

Guess where I'll be buying my next set of car/truck/trailer tires?

Tamara in TN
Aug. 12, 2010, 06:33 PM
Good to know... hopefully you didnt find this out first handedly...

seven blown semi tires in 2 mos....if you think roadside assistance is expensive for a ford...try a Volvo Semi truck ;)

it is serious enough that our mechanics started at 4 pm tonight moving all the unfit tires to farm road only trucks and trailers:eek:

Tamara in TN