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 Post subject: Dry rotted tires
PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:29 pm 
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So, one thing I discovered from my flat tire experience is that my tires are dry rotted. The car was just certified used by ford 3 months ago. Dry rotted tires should not have passed this inspection. I talked to a mechanic not related to the dealership and he said that there are degrees of dry rot and a little is not a big deal. He does inspections for NYS and that usually you have to be able to see the cords past the rubber for it to fail. But my issue is that I bought a certified used ford from the dealer that should have passed a 172 point inspection. Tires are part of it. While the tread is like new the sidewalls are cracking. Ive enclosed a pic. Let me know what you think. Im going to try and get the dealer to spring for new tires. And dont get me started about the crusty brake rotor. LOL.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FWVUA_LKMRwKZf2vTX6qKuuwtSS6eWpb/view?usp=sharing

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 Post subject: Re: Dry rotted tires
PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:08 am 
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Wow. That is something I would expect for RV tires (RV's sit a long time and only are used once in a while thus their tires typically don't wear out they rot out and need to be replaced about every 5 years due to sun/rot) not FFE tires.

Its an indication that the car sat out in the sun a lot in its life.

The rotor, on the other hand, looks perfectly fine for an FFE rotor--it doesn't get used that much either since the FFE uses so much regen.

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 Post subject: Re: Dry rotted tires
PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:39 am 
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I bought a certified used car (different brand) that had the same issue as yours, also with Michelin tires. I took my car to Discount Tire (actually, America's Tire where I live in Southern California), and they replaced the tires, prorated to the amount of tread remaining on the original tires. While I agree your dealer (and mine) should have addressed this issue, this was the easiest approach to get the problem addressed for me.

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 Post subject: Re: Dry rotted tires
PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:59 am 
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campfamily wrote:
I bought a certified used car (different brand) that had the same issue as yours, also with Michelin tires. I took my car to Discount Tire (actually, America's Tire where I live in Southern California), and they replaced the tires, prorated to the amount of tread remaining on the original tires. While I agree your dealer (and mine) should have addressed this issue, this was the easiest approach to get the problem addressed for me.

Keith


Thats the thing, the tread is like new. How much of a pro rating did you get?

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 Post subject: Re: Dry rotted tires
PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:35 am 
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Carbuff, I have to agree with jmueller065. Your rotor looks great. Do all your tires look like the one in the pic?

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 Post subject: Re: Dry rotted tires
PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:12 pm 
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triangles wrote:
Carbuff, I have to agree with jmueller065. Your rotor looks great. Do all your tires look like the one in the pic?


Yes all 4 are the originals from 2013 and all have at least a section like that.I have one tire( the flat) that is off the car and if I pinch or bulge the sidewall the cracks become deep valleys.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1INxVYD5YXPg8LlihwYwAttO-dVn2NX15jw/view?usp=sharing

Oh, and the service manager has deferred to the used car manager for the decision on replacing the tires. I have forwarded them all my pictures along with the model and size of the tire.Hopefully they will agree that this should not have passed the ford certified 172 point inspection and just order new tires to be installed when I bring the car back in for them to finish the front end work that they ordered more parts for.

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 Post subject: Re: Dry rotted tires
PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:32 am 
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oh yeah, hell no...


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 Post subject: Re: Dry rotted tires
PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:35 am 
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where did you buy it from? A bigger dealership would probably not want their name smeared all over social media...


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 Post subject: Re: Dry rotted tires
PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:00 am 
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Carbuff wrote:
campfamily wrote:
I bought a certified used car (different brand) that had the same issue as yours, also with Michelin tires. I took my car to Discount Tire (actually, America's Tire where I live in Southern California), and they replaced the tires, prorated to the amount of tread remaining on the original tires. While I agree your dealer (and mine) should have addressed this issue, this was the easiest approach to get the problem addressed for me.

Keith


Thats the thing, the tread is like new. How much of a pro rating did you get?


They measured the tread remaining, compared with what it is new, and then gave me a credit proportional to the wear that the tires were showing. They applied this credit to the sell price of the new tire (did not have to be the same make or model).

My tires had 11,000 miles on them. They had 3/4 tread remaining. They gave me a credit of 75% off of the price of the tire currently on the truck that I could apply to any tire I wanted (I chose a different model of Michelin). I had to pay for mounting and balancing.

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 Post subject: Re: Dry rotted tires
PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:02 am 
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signal twenty wrote:
where did you buy it from? A bigger dealership would probably not want their name smeared all over social media...


Im actually friends with the owner and have family that works there. I know they have had a lot of turnover in the service dept in the last year so Im trying to be as nice about this as possible. Theyre nice people and have taken care of me very well in the past. Im sure that they will do the right thing.

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