Need new tires, old tires never rotated

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Care, Maintenance & Troubleshooting' started by ArtM, Feb 9, 2016.

  1. SAronian

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    Check the DOT code for tire age. Some consider 6+ years as the safe age limit when driving at high speeds.
     
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    I second Mendel Leisk skepticism on the "like new" condition of the rears, but I'll take your words for it. Though I would rotate them left/right, now and before the trip, to reverse some of the only directional wear over the years and 48k being in one spot.

    I would make the same decision as you IFF the rears are in as good conditions as you said AND IF i'm driving the car locally. I wouldn't be comfortable for any of my loved one to drive on tires that are more than 6 years old though, regardless of treads.
     
  3. Mendel Leisk

    Mendel Leisk Sunday driver DIY’r

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    FWIW, we're STILL rolling on Michelin Pilots manufactured in Feb of 2009. Lots of tread still, regularly rotated. There's some fine cracking in the tread grooves, keeping an eye on it.
     
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