You are here:



how long after the mfg. date is the tire still safe


Age limitations seem to be tied to temperature - and, of course, the temperature in Phoenix is quite different than it is in Minneapolis.  My take on this is that if one lives in AZ, CA, TX,  NV, and FL, the limit is 6 years.  If you live in MN, WI, MT, ID, and MI, the limit is 10 years.  And states in between are .... ah .... in between.


All Answers

Answers by Expert:

Ask Experts


Barry Smith


I have over 30 years experience in the design, manufacturing, and testing of tires. I have served as the technical advisor to the "800" number. I have authored or co-authored many publications - usually without credit. I can answer almost any technical question, but please don`t ask me to compare brands. I probably have prejudices because of my work experience.


Member SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) Member Tire Society (Tire Technical Organization) SCCA Regional Competiton License holder Authored many training manuals on tires, their care and use.

SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) SCCA (Sports Car Club of America) Tire Society

You may want to visit my web site:

I am a graduate of the University of Dayton, Dayton, OH - BME, 1971 I attended graduate school at the University of Akron - but did not complete my PhD - something I regret.

©2017 All rights reserved.

[an error occurred while processing this directive]