my up recently went into vw for its second year service it has very low mileage (13800.00) I was informed when i collected it that all 4 tyres are cracked and perished. I'm very disappointed that they have only lasted two years its not what you expect when you buy a brand new car. I have emailed bridgestone the tyre manufacturers to find out what the most likely reason is for this. Has anyone else had the same problem? id be interested in your thoughts.
13800 miles are NOTHING for a car tyre ...
Would be okay for a motorbike front tyre - but not for car tyres ...
I have BT45 tyres on both motorbikes and they are great - recommended in every bike forum ...
I hope Bridgestone wants to have one tyre or all of them for research ...
I changed the tyres on my Lupo after 10.000 miles!
BUT because they were 8 y.o. ...
The rule says to change them after about 7 years because the rubber changes during time.
2.5 or 3 y.o. tyres should still be okay (add time between manufacturing and putting them on).
Yep, personally I would get them changed elsewhere, I have always been able to get tyre garages to match online prices, like black circles or equivalent (though they seem to have gone up in price a lot recently...).
I had some Eagle F1 tyres previously, which perished before they wore the tread down, I know a couple of others who the same thing happened, not sure what causes it though.
Should be lasting a bit more than 12k in an Up! though, I think a set of Pirelli P Zeros on my chavvy Corsa lasted just under 18k, though that tended to be driven 'enthusiastically'.
I had Bridgestone crack on an Astra SRi - maybe its a Bridgestone thing.
The law on tyre ages is out of date (sic). You cannot sell tyres more than (I think) 5 years old, but once on a car it is LEGAL to keep them on forever - they just have to pass a visual inspection for the MOT every year. I think there should also be a strict age limit too.
Caravaners are recommend to replace every 5 years, but caravan tyres actually have a tougher time than car tyres, so this does not follow for car tyres necessarily, but I'd not use a tyre with a date code more than 10 years.
Oddly, tyres not being used isn't good for them. The act of movement helps keep them supple apparently.
Just pulled all four bridgestones off my up cracked at less than 8.5k 2012 up same thing happened to a friends Audi on bridgestones 10kyear old Bridgestone said buy a new set and would look at them if he sent them in at his cost etc so he bought vredestien and binned all four mine are going on a drft car to be trashed a shame really as they have 6,7mm left.