New tires too old?

dodge
caravan
tires

#1

Needed new tires for my 2005 Grand Caravan so I purchased 4 BFG Premier Touring at my local Costco in Selma, TX yesterday. On arriving home looked at the tire registry to send to the manufacturer. Noticed that 3 of the tires were manufactured on 2008 (twentieth week of 2008) and 1 was made 3909 (thirty ninth week of 2009). I am not unhappy with the tires since they were only $85.99/each and had an instant rebate of $60 on the total price. But, arn’t the three tires made in 2008 a bit old to be selling for new tires??


#2

Tires age when in sunlight and through use. If these tires sat in the warehouse the entire time (I’m sure they did), you are OK.


#3

Tires have a very long “shelf-life”…


#4

Chances are you are fine. The usual storage conditions will result in very slow aging of the tyres. No sun light not too much ozone etc, means little aging.