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Bulletin says replace tires with cracks

Posted on March 17, 2014

A recent General Motors Corp. technical bulletin has Modern Tire Dealer Editor Bob Ulrich worried. It involves cracks on tires caused by cold weather.

The bulletin, written about on www.consumerreports.com, says the following:

1. UHP summer tire compounds harden when it gets cold.

2. The cold can cause cracks.

3. If the tires have cracks, they should be replaced.

Is it really as simple as one-two-three? Is the bulletin really implying that all tires that show signs of cracking should be replaced, or just cracking caused by the cold?

Is government intervention just around the corner?

To get a better idea of what all the fuss is about, check out Ulrich's latest blog, "Combining UHP and winter tires is not all it is cracked up to be."

What are your thoughts on the matter? Read the blog, and let us know what you think by leaving a comment.

Related Topics: B.O.B., Consumer Reports, UHP tires, winter tires

Comments ( 3 )
  • Peter

     | about 5 years ago

    I've noticed the past several years that Michelin tires crack in three years or less

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