Monday, August 4, 2008

Limited service life you need to know.

Take a look at your shoes closet and check out that pair of rubber sports shoes you have not worn in a while. What do you see? It does not matter what brand it is, as long as your pair of shoes are made up of rubber, you can see the skin start peeling off after a period of time. My pair of Reebook fell apart on me even though I wore it rarely.

If you take a closer look when there are special discounts for shoes, even for those branded ones, you will notice quite a number of them have skin peeling off the surfaces. I used to think that manufacturers do not make things the way it used to until I came across this news report by ABC News:

I did a search and discovered the article on tyre safety and its imited service life. See extract below:

"BRMA (British Rubber Manufacturers' Association Ltd) members strongly recommend that unused tyres should not be put into service if they are over 6 years old and that all tyres should be replaced 10 years from the date of their manufacture."

So, if you have not watched the video posted here, do it now to find out how you can check for the year of manufacture for the tyres on your car.

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