Tire Concerns: New tires installed were manufactured over a year ago! Is that an industry standard?
(Vancouver, BC, Canada)
The new Goodyear Assurance Comfortreds that were installed on my car today were manufactured in Jan, 2010.
By the time that I found this out from the dealer, the tires were already on, and he told me that he couldn't put my old tires back on. I am not happy about this as the 5 year manufacturer's warranty that came with the tires is from the date of manufacturing, not the date of installation.
Also, rubber disintegrates, and these tires have been sitting around a warehouse for over a year.
Am I worrying too much for nothing? I just don't think that I am getting what I am paying for. Are there any industry standards for limiting how old tires are if they are to be sold as new? Do I have any recourse? Any info or advice would be much appreciated.