Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Tyrepac Storage condition

Tyrepac's warehousing condition- goes a long way in preserving the original condition of tyres.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Tyre Aging/ Tyre Service life

There have been a lot of talk about "tyre's age", and even more fuss about getting tyres hot off the press (which may not always be practical).

See what some of the authorities say, and surprise, surprise- tyres are considered new from 3 years (from date of manufacture) to 6 years' old. This would naturally also be dependent on the storage conditions.

ADAC (2008) October 2008
The consumer should be informed if tyres are older than 3 years
Stored under proper conditions for several years’ means that a tyre, which has been stored properly for a period up to 5 years is considered as new tyre and is thus not compromised regarding its suitability for use. Selling and mounting such tyres is thus not unobjectionable from a technical standpoint
Provided that the future conditions of use are sufficiently known, this does not entirely preclude mounting tyres that are older than 5 years when first used
Recommended practice (2001)
Unused tyres should not be put into service if older than 6 years. All tyres should be replaced 10 years from the date of manufacture
Source: European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association
Brussels, Dec 12, 2008