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Unread 12th June 2018, 04:19 PM
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Year: 2004
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I tend to be pretty hard on tyres, often lucky to get 15,000 kms from a set. Not with the Forrie. I don’t know how many k’s I have done, but I have had them for a few years and they have a fair bit of tread left.

As for the tyre ageing, I think that if you keep the car in a garage and away from the sun, the rubber will last longer. Where I live, people are funny. Almost every house has at least a double garage, as I live in a relatively new suburb. (One notable exception where the garage in one house’s original design is instead another room). So many people prefer to protect all the worthless junk from the weather they never use but can’t bring themselves to throw out while leaving their second biggest asset (or biggest if renting) out in the elements to deteriorate and lose even more value.
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