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    • JDPower
    • By JDPower 10th Oct 16, 9:51 PM
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    Is this tyre dangerous?
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    • 10th Oct 16, 9:51 PM
    Is this tyre dangerous? 10th Oct 16 at 9:51 PM
    I just had two front tyres replaced and whilst in the garage was told one of my rear tyres was cracking badly and was "lethal". Was he right, or just trying to get more trade???

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    • motorguy
    • By motorguy 10th Oct 16, 9:54 PM
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    • 10th Oct 16, 9:54 PM
    I just had two front tyres replaced and whilst in the garage was told one of my rear tyres was cracking badly and was "lethal". Was he right, or just trying to get more trade???

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    Originally posted by JDPower
    Seriously? You have to ask?

    Those tyres are scrap.
    Regards

    Paul
    • loskie
    • By loskie 10th Oct 16, 9:55 PM
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    • 10th Oct 16, 9:55 PM
    very dangerous, you should have noticed that on your routine inspections
    • ManuelG
    • By ManuelG 10th Oct 16, 9:56 PM
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    • 10th Oct 16, 9:56 PM
    I'd go for the lethal option.
    • Iceweasel
    • By Iceweasel 10th Oct 16, 10:04 PM
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    • 10th Oct 16, 10:04 PM
    Get rid asap.

    As a matter of interest, how old is that Avon tyre?
    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 10th Oct 16, 10:15 PM
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    • 10th Oct 16, 10:15 PM
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    Cracking on a side wall and you have to ask?

    Wouldn't be getting in your car that's for sure
    if you lend someone £20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it
    • treboeth
    • By treboeth 10th Oct 16, 10:26 PM
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    • 10th Oct 16, 10:26 PM
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    • 10th Oct 16, 10:26 PM
    Seriously? You have to ask?

    Those tyres are scrap.
    Originally posted by motorguy


    BUt But But theres loads of tread left on them
    • pappa golf
    • By pappa golf 10th Oct 16, 10:30 PM
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    • 10th Oct 16, 10:30 PM
    I just had two front tyres replaced and whilst in the garage was told one of my rear tyres was cracking badly and was "lethal". Was he right, or just trying to get more trade???

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    Originally posted by JDPower

    all tyres are dangerous , they can kill animals and children if digested


    PS: the tyres in the photo are trashed , throw (or recycle) away and buy new ones
    Have YOU had to walk 500 miles?
    Were you advised to walk 500 more?
    You could be entitled to compensation.
    Call the Pro Claimers NOW.
    • JDPower
    • By JDPower 10th Oct 16, 10:32 PM
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    • 10th Oct 16, 10:32 PM
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    • 10th Oct 16, 10:32 PM
    Seriously? You have to ask?
    Originally posted by motorguy
    Cracking on a side wall and you have to ask?

    Wouldn't be getting in your car that's for sure
    Originally posted by suki1964
    Gotta love the sense of superiority some people have. No one ever learnt anything by not asking. It's not something I've had before so didn't know (I know, what a terrible human being, not knowing something), thought I would get a sensible reply on here, so yes I HAD TO ASK. I apologise for being so utterly inferior in my knowledge in comparison to your almighty greatness, but thanks to those who answered without the sarcasm

    As a matter of interest, how old is that Avon tyre?
    Originally posted by Iceweasel
    Not sure, couldn't find an obvious date stamp when I had a quick look earlier, will look again tomorrow (out of pure curiosity, not to make an excuse to keep it on the car, before the smart arses jump in)
    Last edited by JDPower; 10-10-2016 at 10:34 PM.
    • JDPower
    • By JDPower 10th Oct 16, 10:32 PM
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    BUt But But theres loads of tread left on them
    Originally posted by treboeth
    Oh look, there's another one.
    • treboeth
    • By treboeth 10th Oct 16, 10:35 PM
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    Oh look, there's another one.
    Originally posted by JDPower

    I know, its called a sense of humour, maybe get one of those when you have some decent tyres fitted.
    I could have said people like you should not be allowed to drive if you have those fitted to a car
    • pappa golf
    • By pappa golf 10th Oct 16, 10:38 PM
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    is there a date code on that tyre?
    Have YOU had to walk 500 miles?
    Were you advised to walk 500 more?
    You could be entitled to compensation.
    Call the Pro Claimers NOW.
    • JDPower
    • By JDPower 10th Oct 16, 10:40 PM
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    I know, its called a sense of humour, maybe get one of those when you have some decent tyres fitted.
    I could have said people like you should not be allowed to drive if you have those fitted to a car
    Originally posted by treboeth
    Judging by the smiley there is at least one person who finds you hilarious, say hello next time you pass a mirror
    • treboeth
    • By treboeth 10th Oct 16, 10:42 PM
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    Judging by the smiley there is at least one person who finds you hilarious, say hello next time you pass a mirror
    Originally posted by JDPower
    it denotes a sense of humour, try one they are great, so whats the date code on them?
    • Alt
    • By Alt 10th Oct 16, 10:43 PM
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    Not sure, couldn't find an obvious date stamp when I had a quick look earlier, will look again tomorrow (out of pure curiosity, not to make an excuse to keep it on the car, before the smart arses jump in)
    Originally posted by JDPower
    How to date a tyre:


    The date your tyres were made will be on the sidewall in the form of four numbers usually preceded by the letters DOT. These numbers represent the week number and year, so 3410 will be week 34, 2010.


    Alt
    • Iceweasel
    • By Iceweasel 10th Oct 16, 10:45 PM
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    ...... couldn't find an obvious date stamp when I had a quick look earlier, will look again tomorrow (out of pure curiosity, not to make an excuse to keep it on the car, before the smart arses jump in)
    Originally posted by JDPower
    My enquiry was also pure curiosity as I had some Michelins at 12 years old which started to look a bit like that.

    Look for a 4 digit code - the first 2 digits give the week of production the last 2 give the year.

    If there is only a 3 digit code then the tyre was manufactured last century.

    Edit - I see Alt beat me to it.
    Last edited by Iceweasel; 10-10-2016 at 10:48 PM.
    • JDPower
    • By JDPower 10th Oct 16, 10:46 PM
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    is there a date code on that tyre?
    Originally posted by pappa golf
    Like I said, couldn't find an obvious one after a quick look earlier, started wondering how old it was myself (only recently got the car and minor maintenance tasks clearly went undone by the previous owner, they may have been even more clueless than ME. Shocker I know )
    Last edited by JDPower; 10-10-2016 at 10:48 PM.
    • pappa golf
    • By pappa golf 10th Oct 16, 10:51 PM
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    My enquiry was also pure curiosity as I had some Michelins at 12 years old which started to look a bit like that.

    Look for a 4 digit code - the first 2 digits give the week of production the last 2 give the year.

    If there is only a 3 digit code then the tyre was manufactured last century.

    Edit - I see Alt beat me to it.
    Originally posted by Iceweasel

    the tyres that came on my 1978 Kawasaki trials bike (stood in a cave in germany for XX yrs) had no date stamps , I think the only started in the 90s
    Have YOU had to walk 500 miles?
    Were you advised to walk 500 more?
    You could be entitled to compensation.
    Call the Pro Claimers NOW.
    • JDPower
    • By JDPower 10th Oct 16, 11:52 PM
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    Well just to set everyone's mind at ease, new tyres are ordered.

    Also beginning to wonder, given that the other three tyres on the car were ultra budget tat, whether the Avon might have been bought as a pre-worn or some such and may be even older than you would expect. Will update, for completeness sake, with date stamp when I have a proper look tomorrow
    • Strider590
    • By Strider590 11th Oct 16, 12:01 AM
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    They were really old and to be honest not very good tyres anyway.
    I once had those to replace some Bridgestone ER300 and I was very glad when I wore them out, absolutely terrible. Replaced them with Falken ZE914s and it was like i'd fitted the Bridgestones back on.

    As far as track day tyres go, Avon do some good stuff, but I wouldn't buy them for a road car again.
    Having the last word isn't the same as being right.......

    "Never confuse education with intelligence"
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