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Hello Fellow CR-V Neighbors,

I have two Bridge Stone tires that I bought in November of 2014. The milage was around 73,000 miles. Today my milage is at 129,000. I was told potentially the tires could get close to 80,000 miles but not to exceed 6 years. There is plenty of tread left on these tires. I am still in the green zone according to their graph. Of course if I go into Discount Tires and ask this question they will tell me I need to get new tires. Two new tires will cost me $ 400.00 plus tax. My funds can be meager so I wanted to get your opinions before handing over that good money. I am retired and I don't do that much driving. I do take her on short road trips now and then.

Thankyou for all replies!

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Mileage aside, your tires MIGHT be OK to use, up to 10 years...a lot depends on the number of heat cycles (trips) your rubber has experienced.

Even if they look fine, one good shot from a pothole could crack the old hard rubber, and cause a blowout.

It's a gamble (but one I have taken several times, with success). Keep the inflation up.
 

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Drive til they're down to the wear bars. Inspect routinely like belts and hoses. Rubber deterioration will be visible.
 

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Well I'll always defer to you Buff, err on the side of safety, always. But in 48 years of wearing out tires, I've had one blow, from a pothole, the car was new.
 

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This is one of those... "best to be well informed topics". :)

Tire rubber ages out, regardless of miles driven or tread wear.

Can you get away with running on tires older than 6 years of age? Yeah.. maybe. Is it prudent to do so? Depends entirely on how well you have taken care of your tires, particularly exposure to harsh conditions.

So.. as Carbuff2 has shared.. it's a gamble. Your vehicle, your choice.

Professional tire shops, almost universally, will tell you NOT to run on tires older than 6 years of age, regardless of remaining tread wear. There is a reason for this.... because the science of tire rubber is well proven and established. The 6 years is perhaps a conservative number for some owners, but tire pros cannot account for owners who have always taken proper maintenance on their tires, garaged their vehicles from weather, and have not driven under any severe conditions in the prior 6 years.


More specifically: https://www.americastire.com/learn/tire-aging

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TIRE AGING PROCESS
Tire Aging Process


Tires contain anti-aging properties that are mixed into their rubber compounds. Tires contain anti-ozonants that help the rubber stay soft, flexible, and conducive to grip. Over time, air begins to permeate the tire wall and weaken the integrity of the tire’s structure; causing the tire’s flexible structure to become brittle and lose strength. This deterioration process is known as oxidation, since oxygen serves as the catalyst of decay.

In addition to the degradation caused by the permeation of air and oxygen particles, other factors can cause tires to lose their gripping power and overall effectiveness. Research conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) maintains that tires age more rapidly in heat. Warm climates and exposure to direct sunlight can speed up the aging process by accelerating oxidation. Therefore, the tires equipped on vehicles that are stored outdoors, such as trailers or RVs, will age faster than tires on vehicles stored in a garage.

Tires will also age faster if they are improperly cared for or are abused. If tires are driven while overinflated or underinflated, internal damage could occur that may not be detected through visual inspection. Impacts, punctures, and improper tire repairs may also cause damage that could permanently decrease the life of tires. These occurrences weaken their integrity and contribute to premature aging. To reduce these risks, make sure your tires are correctly inflated, regularly maintained, and treated with respect.


Less Than 6 Years Old:
These tires should deliver dependable performance, but treadwear may change traction capabilities in adverse weather conditions. For maintenance, you should perform a monthly inspection which includes an air pressure check. Rotate every 6,000 – 8,000 miles, and balance every 12,000 – 16,000 miles. Avoid extreme heat.

6-10 Years Old:
If you have improperly maintained tires, they will likely reach the end of their service life at or before 6-10 years.

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Personally, as a low miles per year driver, I almost never wear out tire tread, and I take really good care of my tires. I still replace them after 6 years of life.

At the end of the day, only you have the information to know how well your tires have been maintained, and what they have been exposed to. Good luck with your decision. :)
 

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I have a 10 year old trailer. The tires have developed serious cracks in the tread grooves. I wouldn't trust 10 yo tires in a car.
 
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Trailer tires rarely age as well as car tires. The current tires on my truck just turned 10. I have the replacement set sitting next to the truck ready for the next trip to town.
 

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After looking at the Discount Tire site, a set of 4 new tires (225/65/17) can be had for about $300, installed......nowhere near $400 for only 2 tires. The no-name tires have to pass the same DOT requirements/tests as the M-man tires and the M-man tires WILL DRY ROT just as quick as the no-name tires. 3 guesses and the 1st 2 don’t count who pays for those multi-million dollar M-man tv commercials. If you are on a tight budget, buy budget (just as safe) tires, especially since you don’t drive much.

I believe Discount Tire has 6 months interest free on $299 or more using their charge card.
 

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I can't tell you all how helpful it has been to read your replies! I had no idea tires could be cheaper and perform just as well. I have been viewing the Discount Tires page. Had no idea that I could go online and order tires myself. I keep my car in a garage and want to keep my tires out of the intense sun during the summers.. From reading the link ( thank you so much for providing that) one of the stressers for tires is the sun. I also wonder if their is a product to use that will help the life of the tires?

I thank each and everyone of you.
 

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After looking at the Discount Tire site, a set of 4 new tires (225/65/17) can be had for about $300, installed......nowhere near $400 for only 2 tires. The no-name tires have to pass the same DOT requirements/tests as the M-man tires and the M-man tires WILL DRY ROT just as quick as the no-name tires. 3 guesses and the 1st 2 don’t count who pays for those multi-million dollar M-man tv commercials. If you are on a tight budget, buy budget (just as safe) tires, especially since you don’t drive much.

I believe Discount Tire has 6 months interest free on $299 or more using their charge card.
So much good information you gave me! I had no idea that the cheaper tires are just as good. I also didn't realize that I could pick out and order my own tires at Discount Tires.

Thank you so much!
 

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Mileage aside, your tires MIGHT be OK to use, up to 10 years...a lot depends on the number of heat cycles (trips) your rubber has experienced.

Even if they look fine, one good shot from a pothole could crack the old hard rubber, and cause a blowout.

It's a gamble (but one I have taken several times, with success). Keep the inflation up.
Yes, that is what I was thinking too. Even though the tread looks good that could be misleading. I go up to Discount Tires regularly and have my tire pressure checked.

Thank you for your reply.
 

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This is one of those... "best to be well informed topics". :)

Tire rubber ages out, regardless of miles driven or tread wear.

Can you get away with running on tires older than 6 years of age? Yeah.. maybe. Is it prudent to do so? Depends entirely on how well you have taken care of your tires, particularly exposure to harsh conditions.

So.. as Carbuff2 has shared.. it's a gamble. Your vehicle, your choice.

Professional tire shops, almost universally, will tell you NOT to run on tires older than 6 years of age, regardless of remaining tread wear. There is a reason for this.... because the science of tire rubber is well proven and established. The 6 years is perhaps a conservative number for some owners, but tire pros cannot account for owners who have always taken proper maintenance on their tires, garaged their vehicles from weather, and have not driven under any severe conditions in the prior 6 years.


More specifically: https://www.americastire.com/learn/tire-aging

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TIRE AGING PROCESS
Tire Aging Process


Tires contain anti-aging properties that are mixed into their rubber compounds. Tires contain anti-ozonants that help the rubber stay soft, flexible, and conducive to grip. Over time, air begins to permeate the tire wall and weaken the integrity of the tire’s structure; causing the tire’s flexible structure to become brittle and lose strength. This deterioration process is known as oxidation, since oxygen serves as the catalyst of decay.

In addition to the degradation caused by the permeation of air and oxygen particles, other factors can cause tires to lose their gripping power and overall effectiveness. Research conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) maintains that tires age more rapidly in heat. Warm climates and exposure to direct sunlight can speed up the aging process by accelerating oxidation. Therefore, the tires equipped on vehicles that are stored outdoors, such as trailers or RVs, will age faster than tires on vehicles stored in a garage.

Tires will also age faster if they are improperly cared for or are abused. If tires are driven while overinflated or underinflated, internal damage could occur that may not be detected through visual inspection. Impacts, punctures, and improper tire repairs may also cause damage that could permanently decrease the life of tires. These occurrences weaken their integrity and contribute to premature aging. To reduce these risks, make sure your tires are correctly inflated, regularly maintained, and treated with respect.


Less Than 6 Years Old:
These tires should deliver dependable performance, but treadwear may change traction capabilities in adverse weather conditions. For maintenance, you should perform a monthly inspection which includes an air pressure check. Rotate every 6,000 – 8,000 miles, and balance every 12,000 – 16,000 miles. Avoid extreme heat.

6-10 Years Old:
If you have improperly maintained tires, they will likely reach the end of their service life at or before 6-10 years.

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Personally, as a low miles per year driver, I almost never wear out tire tread, and I take really good care of my tires. I still replace them after 6 years of life.

At the end of the day, only you have the information to know how well your tires have been maintained, and what they have been exposed to. Good luck with your decision. :)
This is one of those... "best to be well informed topics". :)

Tire rubber ages out, regardless of miles driven or tread wear.

Can you get away with running on tires older than 6 years of age? Yeah.. maybe. Is it prudent to do so? Depends entirely on how well you have taken care of your tires, particularly exposure to harsh conditions.

So.. as Carbuff2 has shared.. it's a gamble. Your vehicle, your choice.

Professional tire shops, almost universally, will tell you NOT to run on tires older than 6 years of age, regardless of remaining tread wear. There is a reason for this.... because the science of tire rubber is well proven and established. The 6 years is perhaps a conservative number for some owners, but tire pros cannot account for owners who have always taken proper maintenance on their tires, garaged their vehicles from weather, and have not driven under any severe conditions in the prior 6 years.


More specifically: https://www.americastire.com/learn/tire-aging

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TIRE AGING PROCESS
Tire Aging Process


Tires contain anti-aging properties that are mixed into their rubber compounds. Tires contain anti-ozonants that help the rubber stay soft, flexible, and conducive to grip. Over time, air begins to permeate the tire wall and weaken the integrity of the tire’s structure; causing the tire’s flexible structure to become brittle and lose strength. This deterioration process is known as oxidation, since oxygen serves as the catalyst of decay.

In addition to the degradation caused by the permeation of air and oxygen particles, other factors can cause tires to lose their gripping power and overall effectiveness. Research conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) maintains that tires age more rapidly in heat. Warm climates and exposure to direct sunlight can speed up the aging process by accelerating oxidation. Therefore, the tires equipped on vehicles that are stored outdoors, such as trailers or RVs, will age faster than tires on vehicles stored in a garage.

Tires will also age faster if they are improperly cared for or are abused. If tires are driven while overinflated or underinflated, internal damage could occur that may not be detected through visual inspection. Impacts, punctures, and improper tire repairs may also cause damage that could permanently decrease the life of tires. These occurrences weaken their integrity and contribute to premature aging. To reduce these risks, make sure your tires are correctly inflated, regularly maintained, and treated with respect.


Less Than 6 Years Old:
These tires should deliver dependable performance, but treadwear may change traction capabilities in adverse weather conditions. For maintenance, you should perform a monthly inspection which includes an air pressure check. Rotate every 6,000 – 8,000 miles, and balance every 12,000 – 16,000 miles. Avoid extreme heat.

6-10 Years Old:
If you have improperly maintained tires, they will likely reach the end of their service life at or before 6-10 years.

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Personally, as a low miles per year driver, I almost never wear out tire tread, and I take really good care of my tires. I still replace them after 6 years of life.

At the end of the day, only you have the information to know how well your tires have been maintained, and what they have been exposed to. Good luck with your decision. :)
I now feel that 6 years is the time to replace those two tires which is this year. Quoting your post, " tire rubber ages out regardless of miles driven or tread wear". Plus all of the informative information about tires and their longevity has given me an understanding of tire life. I certainly don't like taking unnecessary chances.

Thank you so much for your reply!
 

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Congrats on intending to buy new ties.



Another experience I'll share: I've had more than one premature failure from cheap tires. Usually they develop a 'pull' to one side or a tread separation.

So my advice in that regard: don't buy the cheapest. But, you don't have to buy the most expensive, either.


These days, you can sign up for notifications from the NHTSA about tire recalls. Here is the last notification I've received.
 

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When I replaced the tires on our 2014 CRV, I went with Michelin tires from Costco when they had them on sale. Got almost $200 off the price for the set.

As for the age of the tire question, you will see recommendations on the internet all over the place. Just do whatever makes you feel good and can afford. personally I usually look at 10 year mark as the date for replacement. BTW, if you do replace the tires you can check the date that is stamped on each tire to see when it was made. No sense putting on brand new tires that are already a year old.
 
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After looking at the Discount Tire site, a set of 4 new tires (225/65/17) can be had for about $300, installed......nowhere near $400 for only 2 tires. The no-name tires have to pass the same DOT requirements/tests as the M-man tires and the M-man tires WILL DRY ROT just as quick as the no-name tires. 3 guesses and the 1st 2 don’t count who pays for those multi-million dollar M-man tv commercials. If you are on a tight budget, buy budget (just as safe) tires, especially since you don’t drive much.

I believe Discount Tire has 6 months interest free on $299 or more using their charge card.
There ARE a lot of differences in tires of the same size.
Some tires are a LOT quieter than other tires.
Some tires ride softer than others
Tires are also speed and load rated.
Some tires last a lot longer than others.
Some tires have a lot better traction on dry roads, wet roads, slick roads. or etc.
Some tires get better MPG than others.
Look at tirerack.com for customer comparisons , etc---some very good info most of the time.
Don't just go for the cheapest without doing some research.
But yes, many low priced tires are more than just sufficient and fit the bill for you.
Best of luck.
Buffalo4
 

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There ARE a lot of differences in tires of the same size.
Some tires are a LOT quieter than other tires.
Some tires ride softer than others
Tires are also speed and load rated.
Some tires last a lot longer than others.
Some tires have a lot better traction on dry roads, wet roads, slick roads. or etc.
Some tires get better MPG than others.
Look at tirerack.com for customer comparisons , etc---some very good info most of the time.
Don't just go for the cheapest without doing some research.
But yes, many low priced tires are more than just sufficient and fit the bill for you.
Best of luck.
Buffalo4
Hey Buffalo,

Thank you for your informative post. I never realized how much there was to a tire. Look what I am learning here. I will click on your link and take a look. ?
 

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There ARE a lot of differences in tires of the same size.
Some tires are a LOT quieter than other tires.
Some tires ride softer than others
Tires are also speed and load rated.
Some tires last a lot longer than others.
Some tires have a lot better traction on dry roads, wet roads, slick roads. or etc.
Some tires get better MPG than others.
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Re-read the OP........doubt if the OP is concerned with any of the above, doesn’t sound like it reading his post. Again, no-names must pass the same DOT requirements/tests as the high dollar brands.

Over the years, I’ve bought Falken, Arizonan, Goodyear, General, Goodrich, etc., tires......had tread separation and sidewall bubbles on some of the name-brands......none of those problems with the Falkens or Arizonans.?‍♂ Luck of the draw I guess.

To the OP, I think you now have a little more tire knowledge......get what you can afford and don’t worry about a blow-out above 30 mph because the tire does not say M-man on the sidewall. Check tire pressure with a reliable tire gauge once a month, even though you have TPMS.?
 
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When I replaced the tires on our 2014 CRV, I went with Michelin tires from Costco when they had them on sale. Got almost $200 off the price for the set.

As for the age of the tire question, you will see recommendations on the internet all over the place. Just do whatever makes you feel good and can afford. personally I usually look at 10 year mark as the date for replacement. BTW, if you do replace the tires you can check the date that is stamped on each tire to see when it was made. No sense putting on brand new tires that are already a year old.
I take it that Michelin is the best tire perhaps?
 

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Definitely high priced, no perhaps there. Costco/Michelin are not loosing money at $200 off. If you could get $200 off a set of $300 regular price tires, that would be a real deal. Probably not going to happen.
 
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