ABC News has done and in-depth investigation regarding tire safety and how it corelates to how old a tire really is. Many retailers, and obviously wholesalers who supply the retailers, are selling tires that could be as old as 13 years. Since the tires have not been mounted or driven on it was felt that they were still 'NEW'. They're not! Tires older than 6 years could possibly have drying issues that could potentially cause the belts to separate from the tire causing a catastrophic incident on the road. Several deaths have been attributed to this tire condition. The American consumer, it is believed, are the only ones that were not aware of this. British consumers were made aware of it a while back. The link below has the video story from ABC News.
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