QUOTE(IamAHuman @ May 18 2019, 09:54 PM)
So you are saying if given you the choice of 2018 and 2019 manufacture tires, you’ll take 2018?
Yep, I always do
QUOTE(wkc5657 @ May 18 2019, 11:13 PM)
Technically, what you say is true.
But due to our weather and the mentality of business owners, i don't think the tyre shops really store it properly. I've seen shops where they throw tyres from upper floors down to technicians on the lower floor (employee safety is one thing, tyre manufacturers state to never do this), storing tyres outside, unknown storage locations, etc.
The best bet is newer is better to be on the safe side.
Actually, you can't blame the mentality of the business owner, it all started off from the customer who always wants newer tyres then making owner unable to sell older tires hence always resulting them asking for newer tires from distributor/manufacturer. The cycle is like that, and I guess 95% of Malaysian have this problem not knowing the myth even manufacturer always create awareness. Malaysian just like to hear an opinion from their friends & family rather than the seller.