Les Schwab sold Me 8 Year old winter tires ss "brand new, top of the line", Internet
*UPDATE EX-employee responds: OVER PRICE
*Consumer Comment: info for the future
days ago I wanted to have my two season-old winter tires put on my car but the
tire store I went to advised against using them as they are 10 years of age. I bought these tires "new" only two seasons ago (at the
same company but different dealership location). So two years ago I was sold
8 year old tires! Back then I was told they were "state of the art",
"best you can get". Luckily the tires where checked for age this time around before they were mounted on the car
I found out that after even 5-6 years the rubber is no longer as flexible as it
was when new and that it could be dangerous to use tires that are older than 6
So I called the company's headquarters and complained. They told me they would
call the dealership that was changing my tires to find out more about the old
One hour later I received a call from that dealership and they told me they
would give me a set of brand new (6 months old) tires because they "did
not want to open a can of worms" here.
Ok, so now I get 6 month old "top of the line" tires --which I should
have gotten two years ago anyways--but I am still feeling that I was wronged
here and that I should do something about this.
I read reports online about fatal accidents caused by old (supposedly
The dealer from whom I bought the tires 2 years ago knew what he was selling me and he put my live in danger. He may be doing this to other customers as well... Selling 8 year old tires is reckless in my opinion.
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