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MNA, CTNA Latest to Recommend Tire Age Limit

(Akron/Tire Review) Michelin North America (MNA) and Continental Tire North America (CTNA) are the latest tiremakers to issue technical bulletins to dealers calling for the replacement of tires 10 years or older.

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Automakers such as Ford Motor Co. and DaimlerChrysler have publicly advised that tires be replaced after six years. And, last November, Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tire (BFNAT) recommended a maximum life span of 10 years for passenger tires.

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However, the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) says there is no concrete evidence available to support an expiration date for tires. NHTSA plans to begin testing procedures within the next few years, according to reports.

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