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No, not inside, but age cracking on the outside, rubber failing, even though there was still decent tread on the tire. I could have ignored it, likely been OK, but the last think I want is tire problems on my F150 whether towing or just poking around.

Tire rubber doesn't last forever. Exposure to air and UV will cause the rubber in tires to break down over time, even if there's plenty of tread left. I replaced an old set of Michelins this summer on my daughter's ancient and honorable CR-V for this very reason. The central Texas sun is not kind to tires.

I've been a dedicated Michelin Man (*) for most of my life. Bridgestone is a good tire, too. And you're right: you don't want tire problems. This is the one part where I go for premium replacement parts because it's the one part of the car that touches the road.

Regards,

- HCF

(*) I look more and more like the Michelin Man as the years go by!
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