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people were killed in back in February, after the separated on a ten-year-old SUV tire.

are a number of questions surrounding the industry following an investigation by ABC into its attempts at blocking that would require be inspected on the basis of age. The comes as the National Transportation Board is investigating the relationship a tire’s age and tread separation, a crash involving a ten-year-old in Louisiana that killed people.

According to ABC, the Rubber of America have spent in a lobbying effort to defeat in Massachusetts that would included tire age as part of a vehicle inspection. Similar have been made in other states, despite the of safety consultants like Kane.

Over time, become less elastic, who has been hired by both and lawyers to go against tire told ABC News . And once [a is] put into service it represents a hazard.

The RMA, though, disagrees on the of aging tires, arguing there are other, more factors at play. We oppose that have some of age limit on tires, said Dan executive director of Rubber of America. It’s more how a tire is used, whether maintained and how it’s stored.

As the continues its investigation, though, looking to side with as its lead investigator explained. does potentially play a in the degradation of the internal structure of the said Don Karol, the NTSB’s investigator.

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Aging does potentially a role in the degradation of the internal of the tire. NTSB

Automakers and tire manufacturers have own warnings about the age of tires. to ABC, General Motors. and Chrysler all recommend tires be six years after their of manufacture, while Michelin a ten-year shelf life, if a tire has never actually the road. If we are thinking about a practice that inherently you safe, six years is a good to go, Kane told ABC.

According to Kane, figuring out the age of a has been made almost difficult. While we enthusiasts know how to read a tire’s age code the first two digits are the of manufacture, while the last two are the that vital piece of may just be another bit of gibberish on the sidewall for the average driver.

did not want to put a date code on specifically because they did not to give the impression that might actually have a life, Kane said.

What do you think? Should be limits on tire age? the information on a tire’s sidewall be clearer? Should a check of a age be a regular part of service? a look below at the investigation this morning’s Good America . then scroll into Comments and let us know you think.

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