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Old 11-20-2007, 12:55 PM   #1
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Default Maybe a very serious issue with recent snow tire purchase - pls help!

Hi everyone,

I just purchased a set of snows for the car, and of course, like the general public, i didn't look at the tires after i came home.

When I got back home, somehow I thought the tires are a bit smaller than stock, so that's why I spend some time and looked at the new tires.

Good thing is, size and brand/model is what I wanted, however, on closer look, 3 tires has a DOT date of 2606, which i think means around june/july 0f 2006, and the forth tire does even have a DOT date?

So my question is, is it ok to use a tire that has been sitting for more than 1 year in a warehouse?

2nd question is, is a tire with a DOT date legal for sale?

What are my chances of asking the tire shop to get fresh new tires that are made this year?

I haven't talk to the tire shop yet, but i remember he has to order the tires in, and I have dealt with him for several occasions, so I do not think he's trying to sell me old new tires. But I guess one never knows...

btw, they are LM25s.



thanks guys!
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Old 11-20-2007, 01:42 PM   #2
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I am sorry, I meant to say 3 tires have a DOT date of 2606,

and the forth tire DOES NOT have a DOT date at all...
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Old 11-20-2007, 02:39 PM   #3
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1. YES
2. Who cares if it's a same tire.
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Old 11-20-2007, 02:43 PM   #4
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1. YES
2. Who cares if it's a same tire.
Maybe I am just paranoid but if the tire is not Legally binded to be sold without the DOT date then if anything happen to the tire that causes other injuries or injuries to people, will i be liable for it? Since it is sort of like those illegal modification to the car?
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Old 11-20-2007, 03:01 PM   #5
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If you're paranoid, go back to seller and demand tire wit DOT stamp.
problem solved.
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Old 11-20-2007, 03:04 PM   #6
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most tyres are usually good for 4-5 years.
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Old 11-20-2007, 03:14 PM   #7
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Just curious... Did you check both sides of the tire?
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Old 11-20-2007, 03:54 PM   #8
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Just curious... Did you check both sides of the tire?
actually no...... but the tires are directional.....i guess you can't really use it by flip it around, but i will check it tonight first..... Isn't it suppose to be the same for both side?
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Old 11-20-2007, 09:10 PM   #9
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i use to work at a tire place, the dot is only on one side of the tire. might want to check that before calling the shop up. and odds are your dealer got them via wholesale from someplace like tirerack or something like that.
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