At what age should tyres be replaced?

I know that tyres are date stamped on the tyre wall but who is out there monitoring those age stampings other than ourselves? Is there a recommended age limit for tyres or is there likely to be one imposed on cars, vans and motorhomes? Thanks.

Asked on 24 July 2020 by Peter Goddard

Answered by Dan Powell
All tyres should be replaced every 10-years, regardless of tread depth or appearance. Ten-year-old tyres are already illegal on HGVs. Over time the rubber compound breaks-down and can weaken the internal tyre integrity. I wouldn't drive a small hatchback on 10-year-old tyres, let alone a motorhome.
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