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Tire Dry Rot or Not

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One of our vehicles has Michelin Defender tires with close to 50K miles on them. The tires are 6 years and 3 months old. Tread is 5 - 6 32nds. Since the car will be around longer than the useful life of the current tires I figured I would just replace them now. I'm also curious if any of the photos show dry rot. Dry rot photos online typically show tires with far worse but figured I would share here for some feedback.



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I bought a car that had been sitting there for three years. The man had died and it is a Honda Accord. It had new tires but the sidewalls did not look good. Drove it around for a while, not interstate driving. The mechanic said you have a big split on the trad which I had not seen. I quickly replaced all 4 tires.
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