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 Post subject: Re: Dry rotted tires
PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:43 pm 
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Did you look at the manufacturing date on the tires? The DOT casting tells you how old the tires are. Ford may have put on old tires in 2013? You never know.

Yeah that rot is really bad.

If the dealer won't do something for you - either take up the warranty with another tire shop, or have the dealer file the warranty for you. Pay the incremental you'll owe (you will probably get like 75% off) and ask the dealer if they will mount and balance the tires for free for you. That wouldn't be a horrible deal.

I've found the word "good will" seems to work really well.

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 Post subject: Re: Dry rotted tires
PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:09 am 
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Both sides of each tire? From a website I found: "Over time, solvent-based products will turn the tires brown. They can also dry the rubber leading to premature cracking. In contrast, water-based tire dressing contains naturally occurring oils that will nourish the rubber."


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 Post subject: Re: Dry rotted tires
PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:01 pm 
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That's great news.

Hey, I thought the dealer was looking into replacing your tires. That's why I mentioned the other option. Didn't realize they were agreed to replacing everything for you. Honestly, that's a great dealer to do that.

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