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Acceptable Manufactured Date New Tires

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Acceptable Manufactured Date New Tires

I purchased some winters from Costco and am wondering others thoughts on what an acceptable manufactured date for the new tires would be (i.e. 6 months, 12 months old etc). I plan on asking for the DOT code prior to install and figure Costco probably turns stock over quickly enough, but also want to ensure I don't get "old" tires.
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1 yr old is totally acceptable. 2 yrs old ? it's still ok but if they have newer ones, then ask for them.
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I would say about 1 year but less is always best.Just because tires are usually made months before. So this summer they were making winter tires for this winter which means if you buy summer tires now they are likely from 2019 winter or early 2020. Or at least that's my understanding
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Thx for the replies. Costco just installed my winters and they were manufactured late march 2020, so i am satisfied that they are approx 6 months old.
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Blizzaks WS-90? If yes, they started rolling WS-90 in 2019.
Corinthein wrote: Thx for the replies. Costco just installed my winters and they were manufactured late march 2020, so i am satisfied that they are approx 6 months old.

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Corinthein wrote: I purchased some winters from Costco and am wondering others thoughts on what an acceptable manufactured date for the new tires would be (i.e. 6 months, 12 months old etc). I plan on asking for the DOT code prior to install and figure Costco probably turns stock over quickly enough, but also want to ensure I don't get "old" tires.
Definitely inspect the DOT codes before driving away. Lots of tire shops try to sneak in tires 3+ years old which IMO is unacceptable but perfectly legal. Tires do last up to 10 years so if you drive a lot then 3-4 year old new tires may not be a bad pickup if you can get a discount from the seller.
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<1 year is best
1-2 Years is good
2-3 years Better get a slight discount
3+ years Better get a big discount

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