What vehicle did you use them on and what size were they?I've used them before and I do have a good liking for them. Not noisy, decently comfortable ride, but in the snow they do they're job darn well. Stopping/Acceleration was good.
Obviously you have to be mindful, but these will do you well and last a long time.
I guess you do a lot of driving then.Had them on a Honda Accord running 205/50/R17
Understandable but with the amount of driving I do, I naturally change tires every 3 seasons or so, so I'm not worried about any of that. Tires expire after 6 years of production, I highly doubt you'll have the same tires on until the expiry date.
Lucky for them is its not often that we come across tire blow outs on passenger cars which is the worse case scenario of poor tire maintenance and upkeep. I have seen some people run tires 2 years past the expiry without issue, no cracking, stress, etc.Definitely a lot of driving lol.
But I agree. The other thing is a lot of people aren't aware of tires expiration dates and what not. They'll just look at the treads and when they get low enough, then it's time to change. Either that, or their tires get destroyed by nails or under-inflation or whatever the case is.
I think that's more related to how you drive or maintain your tires more than anything else. I know people who have lived in new sub-divisions under big development and haven't had issues with tires. All their issues have been body and paint related.Not where I am, as I'm around the city and as you can imagine, lots of construction, tire damages and replacements are very regular which is why I probably don't see anyone get near the expiry
From what I noticed is that as long as you get the right tires for the season and drive on them enough and consistently, there's not much to worry about. What you do have to worry about is letting a vehicle sit for too long in extreme temperatures. People who go on vacation for months have this problem.Also dependent on where you live. In colder climates the tires are subject to heat and cold rotating every year and that can harden the rubber faster than average.