Tire question

flyerfan116

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My wife bought a used (2010) car a few months ago. Her dad went with her when she bought it, when they got home we noticed the tires all had cracks around the tread (treads are all good though). I called the salesperson, she said to see the used car manager when i picked up the tags. Went to pick up the tags and the assistant manager checked out the car, he said the manager would have to make the determination on what to do, but of course he wasn't in. Since then its the same shit, i call promise to get a call back, never hear anything. The manager seems to be there the same times i work so its hard for me just to show up.

So my questions are 1. Are the cracks serious? My wife and our infant daughter primarily ride in this car so i want to be sure. 2.Should i keep pestering the dealer or do i have no shot at having them do something about it?
 

maz

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I'd stay on the dealer
Maybe they'll do the right thing , maybe not
But it doesn't hurt to try
Anything in the sales agreement to hang your hat on ?
 

Don the Radio Guy

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Just get new tires. If you feel like it, bother the dealer to cover part of the cost. They're probably not dangerous, but it's best to be safe.
 

Dikbag

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#6
most tires come with a manufacturer warranty. check the glove box.
 

Don the Radio Guy

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Maybe the dealer will mount and balance them for free and get you the wholesale price for new tires. Never hurts to ask.
 
Dec 8, 2004
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#10
Dry rot. Time for tires
Yep regardless of millage tires only last 7 to 8 years... actually had a set de-laminate on the highway that were about 8 years old on my old car even though they still had lots of tread left. Note they were Pierellis... and not like ones from Ted's Tire Emporium etc... mind you I did replace them with the cheapest tire I could get though.
 

Sinn Fein

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Tires are one thing I won't skimp on. That doesn't mean I don't look for (and find) deals, but I stick with Michelin, Continental, and a few other top ones.
 
Dec 8, 2004
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Tires are one thing I won't skimp on. That doesn't mean I don't look for (and find) deals, but I stick with Michelin, Continental, and a few other top ones.
My old car... yep I cheaped out tires.... new cars nope... considering my chick has to drive to and from Bawferston every work day... figured best not cheap out.
 

Arch Stanton

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Tires are one thing I won't skimp on. That doesn't mean I don't look for (and find) deals, but I stick with Michelin, Continental, and a few other top ones.
I threw Continentals on my truck and they rock the fat ass. Changed the truck.
 
Dec 8, 2004
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I got some Cooper AT for my truck... first time I have bought them for a larger vehicle... basically 900 to 1200 price point... due to the weird rim size on mine. Did at least get fleet rates from Town Fair Tire... as I have farm plates on it.
 

THE FEZ MAN

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tires are like ******s, they are black and dumb
 

Myhairygrundle

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#19
Tell the dealer you want a set of Michelins or you walk right on out of there!