Cracked tyres

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Condi

12,708 posts

141 months

Sunday 7th April 2019
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piffy said:
I noticed the mrs car has a cracking on one tyre, is this a cause for concern?
How much do you like her?/How much is she insured for?




On a more serious note, they'll be fine.

Chris32345

1,709 posts

32 months

Sunday 7th April 2019
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Carguy85 said:
This is definitely cause for concern. She needs to get this tyre replaced ASAP as it is likely to puncture especially if travelling at high speeds and if she were to be stopped by the police well let's just say it won't end well. This will also be a major MOT failure if the MOT is coming up.
Won't fail a mot as cords are not showing
May get an advisory depending on the tester

J4CKO

34,729 posts

170 months

Sunday 7th April 2019
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Rears on my car are starting to crack, its three years old, seems to be a Michelin thing I have been told.

Not concerned, will run them until we get to winter and get them changed I think, down to 4mm so will want new ones on by then.

Haltamer

1,984 posts

50 months

Sunday 7th April 2019
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Condi said:
piffy said:
I noticed the mrs car has a cracking on one tyre, is this a cause for concern?
On a more serious note, they'll be fine.
I'd concur with the others; If that was on a 30mph max shopping trolley I wouldn't worry too much about urgent replacement; If it's going to be doing sustained high speeds may as well replace.

That said, The tyres look to be getting on in age anyway; What are the date codes? may be worth getting some new ones for peace of mind.

jamoor

14,506 posts

185 months

Sunday 7th April 2019
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gizlaroc said:
Tyres have a 5 year shelf life, hence having the week they were produced printed on the sidewall.

I had 2 sets of Contis do this within 18 months, Continental came out to look at the second pair and took them away for analysis, the result came back as "Left out in the sun too long".
It's a fkking car!!!!
In the UK?

They're having a giraffe.

AlexRS2782

6,805 posts

183 months

Monday 8th April 2019
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Chris32345 said:
Carguy85 said:
This is definitely cause for concern. She needs to get this tyre replaced ASAP as it is likely to puncture especially if travelling at high speeds and if she were to be stopped by the police well let's just say it won't end well. This will also be a major MOT failure if the MOT is coming up.
Won't fail a mot as cords are not showing
May get an advisory depending on the tester
Don't engage them. The posting history on the account, that only joined 2 days ago, is full of similar bks and pointless posts.

My betting is the usual - long term poster on a fake wind-up merchant account or poster that got banned but just joined back up on yet another new account.

Especially as they first joined as "CarGuruGuy" then got told to change their username to stop people thinking they had anything to do with the new site owners. Very coincidental new name to register with as a new joiner and exactly the sort of thing a long term poster on here would do.

If you need any more proof - this is the first ever post the account made

Carguruguy said:
Not sure about first memory but my greatest memory was probably the time I got my first blo*job of my bird at the time while driving my fiesta at the age of 18. Nearly crashed into a Sierra in front as I shot my load lol plenty of good times in that car from there on wink
Edited by AlexRS2782 on Monday 8th April 02:02

Justin S

3,578 posts

231 months

Monday 8th April 2019
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Cracking tyres is the rubber loosing its flexibility . Whether in the sun or just age. Saw Harry's Garage and the chap from Longstones lifed tyres at 6 years old. Yes, you can use them and an average person wouldnt give two hoots about it, as they will pass the requirement of an MOT , but the ability to grip the road will have been lessened and future potential of a sidewall deflation increases. I guess for a £50 each tyre, then probably not an issue to change, but with some tyres costing hundreds , might make people wince in contemplating changing tyres with decent tread on them. Using a tyre shine on the faces of tyres, I believe they have a UV protector ( perhaps use suncream if you dont have any smile ) may help the tyre to crack later in life. Being a Michelin thing, is more than likely to find more rubber in the tyre than plastics of cheaper tyres.

V8 Animal

5,526 posts

180 months

Monday 8th April 2019
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Condi said:
piffy said:
I noticed the mrs car has a cracking on one tyre, is this a cause for concern?
How much do you like her?/How much is she insured for?





On a more serious note, they'll be fine.
Does she like hard rubber?

stugolf

445 posts

173 months

Monday 8th April 2019
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I had pilot super sports on my m235i and they crack, they all crack on all 4 wheels, no MOT failure or cause even Michelin say they are fine

DailyHack

1,552 posts

81 months

Monday 8th April 2019
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This must be why when I went to Greece last year, lots of cars had "DIY" cardboard boxes wrapping round the cars wheels - to stop UV/Sun damaging parked up tyres on vehicles....makes sense now, thought it looked a little odd.

syl

680 posts

45 months

Monday 8th April 2019
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gizlaroc said:
Tyres have a 5 year shelf life, hence having the week they were produced printed on the sidewall.
This is true - tyres that have been on the shelf in the garage for up to five years from manufacture are considered NEW. They should last at least five more years beyond that.

https://www.blackcircles.com/helpcentre/tyres/age-...

“Does the age of a tyre matter?
Tyre Safety: 5 Year Rule

Tyres are considered to be “new” and fit for retail up to 5 years from the date of production.

This is an industry standard based on the German BRV.

When in use, it is recommended that tyres are replaced when they reach 7 - 10 years old, (6 years in the case of caravans or trailers).“



Charlie Boy

163 posts

151 months

Monday 8th April 2019
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Might be worth sending an email to Michelin to see their thoughts on them. They might give a good will gesture or at least confirm they are safe to use. Personally I would use them myself as I would keep an eye on them but maybe not someone else who would never bother checking them. I would say still there safer than some of the cheap crap tyres around these days.

Edit oops was replying to the Op which I hadn’t realised was two years old. Re Avon’s they seem to allegedly have a problem with cracking best change them as I don’t think anyone’s had any luck with good will.

Edited by Charlie Boy on Monday 8th April 09:24

Riley Blue

18,303 posts

196 months

Monday 8th April 2019
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DailyHack said:
This must be why when I went to Greece last year, lots of cars had "DIY" cardboard boxes wrapping round the cars wheels - to stop UV/Sun damaging parked up tyres on vehicles....makes sense now, thought it looked a little odd.
yes UV, ozone, diesel spillages, salt, moisture etc. all contrive to degrade tyres. I have some 'new' Firestones made in April 1984 on a restoration project that look perfect as they've only been wheeled out of a garage half a dozen times since they were fitted.

tedman

358 posts

74 months

Monday 8th April 2019
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Picked up a Mk2 Focus in 2017 as a runabout for my wife who does less than 5000 miles a year. Bought the car from an older chap who'd barely put any miles on the car. Problem is that the tyres were the original OEMs, dated back to 2006 (56 plate). Over 10 years old and cracked all over. They didn't hold any air for very long and needed regular pumping up. Had all 4 replaced with new Yokohamas after a few weeks.

Siburrman

3 posts

28 months

Thursday 27th June 2019
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Anyone know if this is safe to drive? We are about to purchase the car and they say there’s nothing wrong with the tyres and passed an mot so won’t replace them.

Justin S

3,578 posts

231 months

Thursday 27th June 2019
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I wouldnt want those on my car. Yes and MOT will pass for tread and no bulges, but they look pretty old. Its a reason why some car traders use thick tar like gunge on the tyres . Its not tyre shine, its crack filler.

Siburrman

3 posts

28 months

Thursday 27th June 2019
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Photo of another tyre. Again you can see the sidewalls all cracked. How can it pass an mot in this state? Do they really just check the amount of tread?

Siburrman

3 posts

28 months

Thursday 27th June 2019
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Justin S said:
I wouldnt want those on my car. Yes and MOT will pass for tread and no bulges, but they look pretty old. Its a reason why some car traders use thick tar like gunge on the tyres . Its not tyre shine, its crack filler.
I think these are original tyres as the car is about 4.5 years old.

Pericoloso

44,044 posts

133 months

Thursday 27th June 2019
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Fit for the bin only.

Negotiate some money off or walk away.

If they agree to replace ,they will fit the cheapest ditch finders possible.

A1VDY

3,575 posts

97 months

Thursday 27th June 2019
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AlexRS2782 said:
Chris32345 said:
Carguy85 said:
If you need any more proof - this is the first ever post the account made

Carguruguy said:
Not sure about first memory but my greatest memory was probably the time I got my first blo*job of my bird at the time while driving my fiesta at the age of 18. Nearly crashed into a Sierra in front as I shot my load lol plenty of good times in that car from there on wink
Edited by AlexRS2782 on Monday 8th April 02:02
Don't be such a nerdy bore.
So what if he described emptying his balls into his birds face.
Most have done that at some point, he just happened to be sucked off while driving..