Interesting question came up around the water cooler today; how old is too old when looking at buying tires. Assuming "new" (or used with acceptable tread depth), do tires age well or poorly? I work with a bunch of engineers so the conversation naturally derailed into nonsense but there were some good points made on both sides. With the sky high prices on everything now, and scarce availability of anything new, how old would the manufacture date a tire have to be for you to pass? Is it possible for current tire inventory at your local tires store be 2-3 years old? When does it matter? Just curious what everyone thought.