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    Default Damp tyre question

    This may sound like a daft question,

    Decided to sell a set of wheels and tyres I've had sat around in the garage for about 3 years. Thing is my garage is damp and they've had a dust sheet covering them which has rotted through.

    Question is does storing tyres in damp conditions damage the rubber?

    Don't really want to selling dangerous tyres.

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    Any tyre over 4 years old is considered to be too old by a lot of people in the tyre industry.

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    The tyres are almost new bout 6mm left. Not as if they've had 3 years worth of wear & tear or UV damage.

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    whhats wheels are they ?

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    Tyres at 3 years old are usually returned by sales outlets back to the distributor for disposal
    Although your tyres have little or near wear they have aged

    You will find the batch number and year on them, it will look like this :
    2704
    3305
    The last two digits are the year of manufacture

    If you are selling them privately it is up to the buyer to check and ask

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    Quote Originally Posted by abeckett View Post
    whhats wheels are they ?
    16" softstars from Vec B SXi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m8internet View Post
    Tyres at 3 years old are usually returned by sales outlets back to the distributor for disposal
    Although your tyres have little or near wear they have aged

    You will find the batch number and year on them, it will look like this :
    2704
    3305
    The last two digits are the year of manufacture

    If you are selling them privately it is up to the buyer to check and ask
    How about the get you home spare, it could be years before you have use it? ..............

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    The spare tyre should be inspected annually, in the same way as the main tyres are inspected annually at MoT
    Equally though they may not be the same tyres used throughout the rest of the year (replaced prior to MoT, replaced due to wear and tear, and so on)

    Tyres on a car will last up to 5 years, after that cracking can become an issue, but I have seen tyres on a car for up to 10 years without any problems

    The main point is tyres that have been in store off a vehicle and the sales of tyres

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