Product life

Tyres are made from different types of reinforcement materials and rubber-based components, whose properties evolve over time.

For each tyre, this evolution depends on many factors, such as climate, storage conditions (temperature, humidity, position, etc.), conditions of use (load, speed, inflation pressure, road damage, etc.) to which the tyre is subjected during its working life.

These ageing factors vary so much that it is impossible to predict the life of a tyre with any accuracy. This is why, in addition to regular user checks, it is recommended to have the tyres regularly checked by a qualified professional, who will determine whether the tyre is fit to continue in operation.

The older the tyre, the more probable it is that it may be necessary to replace it due to ageing related to its storage and/or usage or because of other factors established during checks.

As a precaution, even if their condition appears to be acceptable and they have not reached the legal wear limit, we strongly recommend systematically replacing tyres 10 years of age or more based on the date of manufacture [including the spare tyre if any].

The tyre’s date of manufacture can be determined from the last four digits of a code on the sidewall.

See the article "How to read a tyre"

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