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They might have only run a few thousand kilometres and have plenty of tread, but they most certainly will not provide as much grip as the last time you drove on them. If used and stored properly in a dark, cool location, tires will retain their original design efficacy for up to five years, but all tires loose some of their effectiveness with each use. Tires age because of a chemical process called oxidation. The oxygen particles in air cause the flexible components of a tire to harden and become brittle. In , the average tread life of a passenger or light truck tire was approximately 40, kilometres.
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In the automotive industry, alloy wheels are wheels that are made from an alloy of aluminium or magnesium. Alloys are mixtures of a metal and other elements. They generally provide greater strength over pure metals, which are usually much softer and more ductile. Alloys of aluminium or magnesium are typically lighter for the same strength, provide better heat conduction , and often produce improved cosmetic appearance over steel wheels. Although steel , the most common material used in wheel production, is an alloy of iron and carbon , the term "alloy wheel" is usually reserved for wheels made from nonferrous alloys.
By nazerath , April 23, in Tyres and Rims. Is it common to have tires of different date of manufacture? I asked for 15 manufacture but was given one of 14 year. Do you mean you bought 4 tires from a shop and the date codes are not all the same?