How to Prevent Premature Tire Aging

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  1. SRT-Tom

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    Here are several tips to prevent premature tire aging:

    1. Avoid tire shine. Most tire shines contain petrochemicals, like butane and propane, as well as silicone that will dissolve the wax protectant, anti-oxidant and anti-ozone added by the tire manufacture leaving your tire with less protection from dry rot. (Note: See for yourself. Check the label of the product that you are currently using)
    2. Avoid excessively washing tires. Overly washing your tires with harsh cleaners might make your tire look nice in the short term, but what’s really happening is you are removing the protectants needed to preserve the tire.
    3. Drive your car frequently and never let your tires site unused. Regular use will ensure that wax protectant is constantly moving to surface of tire where it is needed to protect against ozone damage.
    4. Use an aftermarket product that will add additional protection from harmful elements. 303 Protectant is ideal because it does not contain harmful petro-chemicals or silicone oils that strip away the tires manufacture added protectants. 303 Protectant will enhance protection from UV light and is long lasting because it absorbs into the tire. Your tires will also stay cleaner because of the water repellent and anti-dust protection provided by 303 Protectant. Best of all your tires are left with that new tire appearance rather than the unnatural glossy look left by most tire shine products. (Note: You can purchase a 16 oz. spray bottle from Walmart for $8.71).
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    We talking about tires that are one cars that rarely drive? I've don't think I can keep tires long enough to have all those chemicals eventually destroy my tires. Its driving that destroys mine. ;)
     
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    Since Mar 1983 I have replaced no more than 2 sets of tires so I am not worried about the above conditions occurring, good info for long term owners.
     
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    PISSED OFF BEE should name yourself honey bee if you aren't going through tires. How boring! Roast those things it's only rubber!

    -Madcat
     
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    1983? Is this correct??
     
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    1. LoL, I got that covered :)
     
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    well I guess you got deep pockets my friend. some of us dont live that luxury.
     
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    I don't think that's the case with most people... You can buy cheap back tires for a few hundred bucks just for ripping around in.

    I know of one Hellcat owner who won't even take his car out if there's any chances of rain. He ALWAYS drives in economy mode...

    How is that living! That's like owning millions of dollars and not spending it because you like having money vs what money can buy you.

    Might as well own a fam van with a loud muffler system.

    Have some fun! JMO

    -Madcat
     
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    well I didn't buy my car to rip around in and burn tires up, plus you don't buy cheap tires for a car like ours. Especially 20" tires.... ripping around and doing that comes with consequences. and sometimes they aren't that good. I have bout 2 sets of tires for mine since I have owned it from 2011. going 33,000 miles on a set seems pretty legit and only had one burnout on them at a car show. I am not afraid to drive mine in the rain either, its a show car but I t gets driven every. from my stand point, my car is waterproof, I think they made it that way at the factory. ;)
     
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    yes indeed this is true, a new set for the 1982 Grand Prix t-topper when it hit approximately 60,000 miles and the second set of tires went on a set of Roush rims. It is amazing how long a set will last if cared for, now then keep in mind that I unload my vehicles with approximately 6000 miles or 3 summers.
     

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