Originally Posted by cowlitzcoach
The most important thing to know is what is the date code on the tires. Since you will most likely not be purchasing any more tires from that particular tire shop any time soon they have no real incentive to earn your custom. I have heard of some shops willing to give one shot purchasers a really good deal on some tires only to discover later the tires were more than five years old. They had never been mounted but had been sitting around somewhere for a very long time.
Time out? What is this time out you speak of? I know there's some law somewhere that supplies us with a steady flow of perfectly good 15 year old buses, but I'd never heard that you had to discard a tire due to age rather than on condition inspection.