Old Automobile Tires For those of you out there with old automobiles, and more importantly old tires, you should know that the old tires may become a problem. In fact, many people buy older model automobiles with newer tires, but old spare tires that have never been used. The problem with an old spare tire is that some of the older tires become defective. The tread separates, causing automobiles to go out of control causing people to be horribly injured or killed. Therefore, I suggest to all of the readers of this blog that they check the dates on their tires and find out what the recommended replacement age is for the tire. In many cases, the recommended replacement age is six years. However, that is not gospel, so you should check with the manufacturer of the tire that is on your vehicle to see what the life expectancy is to avoid problems with the tire that may lead to a wreck, potential injuries, and death. Those of you who have SUV’s should know that there have been cases where the quality control at the plants manufacturing the tires was deficient. Certainly there was a problem with a number of tires that were produced in a Mayfield, Ky, plant that led to the recall of thousands of SUV tires. Some of these tires not only have a problem with age, but also with the product itself inasmuch as some of the tires lack the full nylon cap ply, which is a device that reduces tread separations by restraining the movement of the belts at the shoulder edges. While our firm recognizes these problems and is willing to help people in the event of injuries or death, it would be best for those reading this to review the products that are on their vehicles, make a determination as to safety, and if unsafe, replace them before a serious accident occurs. So, the long and short of this is, be vigilant and careful so as to try to avoid future problems with your vehicle tires.