Suspension, Brakes and Tires Discussion, Old tires on 2006 DTS Performance in Item Specific Cadillac Discussion; I'm just purchased a 2006 DTS Performance with the original tires still on them but with less than 24k miles ...
- 05-11-14 12:58 AM #1Cadillac Owners Member
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Old tires on 2006 DTS Performance
I'm just purchased a 2006 DTS Performance with the original tires still on them but with less than 24k miles on them. The tires look fine and have plenty of tread left.
I take delivery on Wednesday so I haven't driven the car at length.
Should I invest in new tires? Are these tires still safe?
Staying with the 18" rim are other sizes possible other than the stock 245/50/18?
- 05-11-14 01:13 AM #2
The answer will vary depending in who you ask, but multiple countries' governments and/or vehicle safety administrations require replacement or professional inspection after 5-6 years.
I would definitely replace them. They've at very least hardened by now. Less traction and harsher ride.
- 05-11-14 05:32 PM #3
Re: Old tires on 2006 DTS Performance
8 year old (those tires are at least 8 years old) tires are a liability.