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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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NJ weather and road conditions ?

At 5/32 change the tires.
Maintenance Is keeping something properly and safely functioning...
NOT waiting until something breaks and creates an emergency.

A life is riding on tires AND brakes.... do not dally take care of them.

What if the vehicle was "written off" due to a tire related accident?
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