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Are 2018 tyres still ok as new?

Hi there,

Purchased “new” tyres only to discover that they were actually manufactured in 2018 and have been told that this is perfectly legal. I wonder how many people realise this. Find this rather troubling to think that a product can sit for two years if not more and still be described as new when it has been stored for a period of time.

Surely there is deterioration in the product as a result of the passage of time?

Filed under tyres - Asked by Sarah Murray (Drogheda) - Thu, 15 Oct 2020 11:25

Where is the Skoda Yeti's spare wheel?

Where’s the spare wheel housed on the Skoda Yeti Outdoor?

Filed under tyres - Asked by Tony Keating (Carlow Rep Of Ireland) - Tue, 19 May 2020 20:40

Is xDrive worth getting on a BMW 3 Series?


I have been driving a BMW 320 diesel automatic for two years now. I can't believe how poorly it sticks to the road on typical wet or damp Irish roads. I have owned two front-wheel-drive cars previously and miss the grip and poise they offer. I am thinking of going for a second hand 320d with xDrive. Will it make much of a difference to the handling?

Filed under tyres - Asked by Barry Jackson (Dublin) - Thu, 14 Nov 2019 20:04

Should valves be changed with tyres?

Auto services changed my tyres, but not valves. Is it legal?

Filed under tyres - Asked by Renate Stepina (Virginia ) - Sun, 04 Aug 2019 22:11

How to reset my car's tyre pressure system?

How do you reinitialise when you have changed the tyre pressures?

Filed under tyres - Asked by Claire Hall (Salisbury) - Tue, 30 Apr 2019 11:17

Why is Kia charging me a fee per tyre?


I was looking at the Kia price list and it includes the following: "Also excluded are the new regulations on tyres, which adds €2.80 per tyre." Can you explain what this is about, please?

Thanks, Philip

Filed under tyres - Asked by Philip Donegan (Ballina) - Tue, 02 Oct 2018 10:17

Should my Audi be on run-flat tyres?

What kind of tyres should be on a 2012 Audi A4 Technik? Sshould they be run-flat tyres?

Filed under tyres - Asked by Noel Ryan (Waterford) - Sun, 27 Jan 2013 19:13

I think RWD cars should use winter tyres!

Why are winter tyres not mandatory on rear-wheel-drive cars? I’m on my second Mercedes and know to switch to winter tyres each year. I rarely see other rear-wheel-drive cars doing the same yet such vehicles are uncontrollable in icy conditions - much worse than front-wheel drive. This is a serious safety issue not just for owners but other road users. I can guarantee someone will get killed if action is not taken. I suggest campaigns but also really dealers have an onus to notify buyers. Perhaps you could highlight as well.



Filed under tyres - Asked by Sean Burgess - Thu, 01 Mar 2018 19:35

Should my Peugeot 3008 need new tyres?

I have a Peugeot 3008 with only 20,000 miles on the clock. Should I need four new tyres?

Filed under tyres - Asked by Coreen Bromly (Fairford) - Sun, 03 Feb 2013 20:57

Is there a jack in a Citroen C4 Picasso?

Does a 2010 Citroen C4 Grand Picasso come with a jack?

Thank you.

Filed under tyres - Asked by Paula Briggs (Galway) - Wed, 24 Jul 2013 15:54

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