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[Walmart - Aurora location] One set only: 185/65R14 "Weathermate" Winter Tires, 4 @ $10 at Aurora WM

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  • Nov 6th, 2017 7:00 pm
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Jul 22, 2014
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Ottawa, ON
So much hate. 4-5 year old tire is still good for at least a season, especially at $40 bucks.
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Mar 10, 2004
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My brother bought a set of low end Walmart tires for his late father-in-law who had an older Ford Tempo and was living on OAS and CPP.
He vowed never to buy those low end tires ever again. Side walls were thin and tire was made so poorly it was basically crap . My brother wondered how the tire could even pass Govt. standards.
This is another example of "you get what you pay for".
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Jan 13, 2017
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Is there any other location in the GTA that sells this at this price? Looking for winter tires just to travel to the GO station. No highway driving.
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Jun 9, 2011
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I'm happy spending near $400 on 185/65/14 TOYO GSi-5 on my wife's Honda Fit than these $40 ones..... your cars only comes in 4-points of contact to the road, tires are important IMO.
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Jun 12, 2016
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Mississauga
Dragonrana2 wrote:
Nov 6th, 2017 7:44 am
Is there any other location in the GTA that sells this at this price? Looking for winter tires just to travel to the GO station. No highway driving.
Look on kijiji for a decent set of used winter tires with rims. Might be surprised on how low people will price them to make some room in their garage.
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Jul 22, 2014
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RedStrikeCa wrote:
Nov 6th, 2017 6:51 am
I wish there was a law or regulation to protect consumers from old tires. Even the safety inspection on a vehicle when it is being sold does not look at tire age. If it has the minimum few millimetres of tread depth, bingo, it is certified.

https://globalnews.ca/news/2338584/cana ... ires-sold/
Ontario safety certifies the vehicle is safe at the time of the inspection. It's not meant to detect potential problems down the road. Too bad the average consumer doesn't realize that. Just because your car passed the safety check, doesn't mean it's in top shape.
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LauD14 wrote:
Nov 6th, 2017 9:13 am
Look on kijiji for a decent set of used winter tires with rims. Might be surprised on how low people will price them to make some room in their garage.
I have.. and you'll find plenty of stale tires.
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Sep 14, 2003
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RedStrikeCa wrote:
Nov 6th, 2017 6:51 am
I wish there was a law or regulation to protect consumers from old tires. Even the safety inspection on a vehicle when it is being sold does not look at tire age. If it has the minimum few millimetres of tread depth, bingo, it is certified.

https://globalnews.ca/news/2338584/cana ... ires-sold/
Are you the writer of the following article, or did you just copy the first answer word for word??

http://www.wheels.ca/news/tire-talk-how ... for-tires/
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Jun 1, 2008
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I can also confirm. Everytime I asked for a DOT code, the tires were all 7-9 years old. Very hard to find a good used set
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May 4, 2014
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Toronto, ON
Guys....

$40 aged low-end winter tires are better than alot of cars out there with bald all-seasons that are probably the same age, if not older...

Would I buy it personally? no. But no need to go knocking on this one-set-only deal...
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Sep 6, 2017
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it is a bargain site and people are telling you to buy 400 tires vs 40.
Sr. Member
Jul 13, 2007
586 posts
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Toronto
Serious question:

Are old tires that have been stored in a warehouse that bad? It's not like they've been in the sun and exposed to the elements.
Are you sure you wish to carry out this operation? You betcha.
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Oct 17, 2007
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All four (4) still there late this afternoon.

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Apr 21, 2004
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I bought Walmart tires a long time ago and they were almost bald less than 40k ( may have been less than 25k) of driving.

Now I stick to Chinese or Thai sheet that is branded.
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Jan 27, 2006
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HammerRFDer wrote:
Nov 6th, 2017 6:22 pm
Serious question:

Are old tires that have been stored in a warehouse that bad? It's not like they've been in the sun and exposed to the elements.
I doubt it. In fact, if you look at information on the 'net about old tires in general, there's not consensus on what a date is. According to one Edmunds article (https://www.edmunds.com/car-care/how-ol ... tires.html), some car manufacturers say 5 years (of course, they probably mean the el-cheapo versions that they order from the tire OEMs) while some tire manufacturers say 10 years. Here's a good quote from the article that sums everything up -
The Rubber Manufacturers Association says there is no way to put a date on when a tire "expires," because such factors as heat, storage and conditions of use can dramatically reduce the life of a tire.

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