Our team of San Diego car accident attorneys are always fielding questions about tire safety. Unfortunately, there are no laws in California that restrict the sale of aged tires. Yes, there are tire inspection laws… but they only test for wear and tear.
A tire has a life of about 6 years. During that time tread wears down, inflation levels fluctuate, rubber dries out. Older tires, especially if they have surpassed their expiration date, are prone to dangerous blow-outs and separation of the tread.