It pays to be an informed consumer, both in terms of finance and safety.
Take a peek at this very informative video from ABC’s 20/20, in which a hidden video camera was used in tire stores.
Some retailers were helpful and informed, others not so much.
In the good ole’ USA, big business lobbies against consumer rights and quite often wins.
Why would the big tire manufactures want to pull their tires off the shelf to be destroyed?
Go back to the place you purchased from and see if they’ll swap newly manufactured tires (or demand it).
If that doesn’t work, you should at least be able to get a credit towards new tires.
Another thing to note when getting new tires or checking your old is that all four tires will most likely not be the exact same age.
On a previous set of tires I purchased, I found that three of my new tires were made in the second week of 2008, while the fourth was made in the 21st week.
So if you purchase new tires that were manufactured exactly two years ago they will be covered for a total of six years (four years from the date of purchase) as long as you have your receipt.