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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 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: 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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