Wonder if you can help me with this one. My girlfriend has a two years old March with about 42,000Km on the clock. We went to get a pair of front new tyres recently and the garage said that the back pair had “dried out” and was statrting to crack up. They are “Firestone”.
I’ve driven for years in the UK and never heard of tyres “drying out”. Maybe it has to do with the climate here, but two garages have said the same thing.
I had a very close look around the edge of the tyre. There are tiny scratch marks - which could have been done by backing into the curb, and between the tread on the face of the tyre there are again tiny cracks. There is plenty of “meat” on the tyre itself , making me wonder if they are just pulling my wad to sell us a new pair of tyres. Obviously safety is a priority, I wouldn’t want to think that leaving those tyres on could lead to ablow-out or accident.
What do you think?