General That old spare tyre in the boot

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Phil P, Thursday 16th Jul, 2015.

  1. Phil P Premium Member Club Supporter

    United Kingdom Phil Kent
    My Accord 6th Generation is now 16 years old. In the boot the original Bridgestone spare tyre has never been used. I make sure the pressure is up occasionally but suspect that it might not now be fit for use. I also suspect that there are lots of other old spare tyres sitting in our cars that might be past their sell by date.

    Any thoughts?

  2. Galgo Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Just fit a cheap brand tyre if you're worried. Tyres 10+ years old should get replaced even if they are unused. Old rubber is never a good idea IMO.
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  3. Galgo Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    That reminds me, I ought to get the tyre on my space saver replaced for the same reason!
  4. exec Premium Member Club Supporter

    United Kingdom London
    I don't think I have ever checked the pressures on my spare, time to add that to the list...
  5. Harvey Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    I have checked it once in the last year, and its not the original tyre, but a Sava, and its 12 years old an in need of being replaced really, so i think a cheap tyre for that purpose is going on the list, don't care what it is, it will no doubt be only used in an emergancy.
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