Do you know how old your tyres are?
Research suggests that only 17% of drivers can assess the age of their tyre and then know when its time to change.Tyre Performance deteriorates with age.Tyres contain anti-oxidising chemicals to slow the rate of ageing, but they need to be in use for these to be effective. Infrequent use or poor storage can accelerate the ageing process and make tyres unroadworthy.Low mileage, older cars tend to be most at risk from premature ageing.The date your tyres were made will be on the sidewall in the form of four numbers usually preceded by the letters DOT. These numbers represent the week number and year, so 3410 will be week 34, 2010. Use that information to make sure youre buying tyres with the longest shelf life possible