Cracked tyres

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dhutch

8,917 posts

167 months

Friday 31st July 2020
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Mave said:
I got the same 5 year email but mine are date stamped 2017 and I've still got the December 2018 receipt with mileage recorded on it. They've still got 4mm tread, hoping for a partial refund...
Let us know the outcome!

$chuey

11 posts

164 months

Friday 31st July 2020
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SuperPav said:
They look absolutely fine to me from those photos
Ahh ok. Only 3 of the tyres have those cracks, mainly the shoulders and smaller ones in the grooves.

Will4H

6 posts

14 months

Friday 11th September 2020
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guys, i need pressure gauge (i also need a new tyres, so some good models for 205/50R17 (mazda 3)). Is anyone used one of these https://www.bestadvisers.co.uk/tire-pressure-gauge before?

Thanks


dhutch

8,917 posts

167 months

Friday 11th September 2020
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Budget, type?

We have a £6 halfords digital keyring type which lives in the ms car to remind her to check a few times, partly as it has low profiles and is heavy on front tyre sidewalls.

I have a BluePoint dial type, looks like this but was more like £15 as I recall....
https://shop.snapon.com/product/Dial-Type-Pressure...

If you want a airline inflator and gauge, the PCL Mk3/4 is one of the many industry go-to items. Appears to be someone on ebay selling them for just under £50 a pop which appears a good price.

But interested to see what other say too.

Mave

7,067 posts

185 months

Wednesday 30th September 2020
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dhutch said:
Mave said:
I got the same 5 year email but mine are date stamped 2017 and I've still got the December 2018 receipt with mileage recorded on it. They've still got 4mm tread, hoping for a partial refund...
Let us know the outcome!
So an update as promised - got a letter from Goodyear today. They have suggested a refund of 40% for one of the tyres and 30% for the other

Mave

7,067 posts

185 months

Wednesday 30th September 2020
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The way I understand it, is that I'm claiming from the tyres depot, and they're claiming from Goodyear. I spoke to Goodyear this morning, they confirmed they've already paid the 30/40% to the tyre depot so I should be able to go and get the 30/40% back - it's essentially a refund rather than a credit note.

dhutch

8,917 posts

167 months

Wednesday 30th September 2020
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Seems a reasonable outcome, if without compensation for the faff of it all.


JmatthewB

626 posts

92 months

Wednesday 11th August
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Is this sidewall cracking cause for immediate concern? Similar on all four corners. Date on the tyres is 2016.





Hugo Stiglitz

31,988 posts

181 months

Thursday 12th August
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Here's mine...safe? No mention on the MOT.

Hugo Stiglitz

31,988 posts

181 months

Thursday 12th August
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JmatthewB said:
Is this sidewall cracking cause for immediate concern? Similar on all four corners. Date on the tyres is 2016.




How many times do you hit 90mph?
How many times do you see a car tyre band by the hard shoulder?

It'd perishing. Sure the carcase may hold. It may not. It's a 5yr old tyre.

smithyithy

5,561 posts

88 months

Thursday 12th August
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This thread has actually prompted me to go check the dates on mine..

This is the front on my Cayman (both sides basically identical):





Both are '0417' so January 2017? Plenty of tread left but this cracking concerns me. These are the tyres the car came with but I may contact Michelin regarding this based on this thread.

For reference, this is the NSR, which is dated '0217':



No visible cracking and roughly the same tread depth.

Edited by smithyithy on Friday 13th August 12:00

Hugo Stiglitz

31,988 posts

181 months

Thursday 12th August
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smithyithy said:
This thread has actually prompted me to go check the dates on mine..

This is the front on my Cayman (both sides basically identical):





Both are '0407' so January 2017? Plenty of tread left but this cracking concerns me. These are the tyres the car came with but I may contact Michelin regarding this based on this thread.

For reference, this is the NSR, which is dated '0217':



No visible cracking and roughly the same tread depth.
I'd be changing the first one.

smithyithy

5,561 posts

88 months

Thursday 12th August
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I think I will. Fortunately I'm only drivign about once per week at the moment but it's still peace of mind..

I've emailed Michelin anyway, will see if they respond... ~4 years does seem premature for cracking like that though, especially as the rears show none..

Hugo Stiglitz

31,988 posts

181 months

Thursday 12th August
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Agree that to me is a manufacturer defect. Intact on mine I'll check the dates and contact Dunlop.

ChocolateFrog

14,311 posts

143 months

Thursday 12th August
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Michelins do seem particularly bad for cracking.

Mine have some small cracks too. I'll be changing them in time for the winter but with 4-5mm it does seem so wasteful.

JmatthewB

626 posts

92 months

Thursday 12th August
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Hugo Stiglitz said:
How many times do you hit 90mph?
How many times do you see a car tyre band by the hard shoulder?

It'd perishing. Sure the carcase may hold. It may not. It's a 5yr old tyre.
I put some new ones on today.

A little odd that my car is 2018 but had 2016 tyres on?

neutral 3

5,617 posts

140 months

Friday 13th August
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piffy said:
Thread ressurection.

I noticed the mrs car has a cracking on one tyre, is this a cause for concern?



I put a post up about 4 weeks ago, re Avon tyres cracking @ only a couple of years old. Never again will I buy Avon’s. My ones have “ Made in Serbia “ on them.

neutral 3

5,617 posts

140 months

Friday 13th August
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Hugo Stiglitz said:



Here's mine...safe? No mention on the MOT.
Lethal !!

The 2 year old Avon’s on my car have gone like this.

Carlososos

425 posts

66 months

Friday 13th August
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Cracked tyres are absolutely everywhere I mean everywhere. Millions and millions I am sure. Why arnt there reports of blowouts every 5 mins? If you have cracked tyres change them!

dhutch

8,917 posts

167 months

Friday 13th August
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smithyithy said:
This is the front on my Cayman (both sides basically identical):



Both are '0407' so January 2017? Plenty of tread left but this cracking concerns me.
Surely 0407 is 2007!

Like trailers, lightly used cars will almost certainly need tyres replacing on age not tread depth. Same goes for fwd car that haven't had the rears rotated ever.