New car, old tyres
Question : IS it normal for a new
CKD ( completely knocked down ) car to be fixed with old tyres ?
For example, a 2009 car fixed with 2006 tyres ?
How can we confirm that the car we buy actually assembled in the same
year we buy it ?
Answer : Under normal circumstances, the year of registration is usually
the year of manufacture, unless you buy a car in January or February when it
may have been produced the year before.
If you are fussy, you can ask to see the original documents when the car
was released from the assembly plant and that will show the actual date of
However, be warned that not many people will give you that information
because it also shows the ex-plant cost.
If you say the tyres fitted on your car are year 2006, then it is
possible it was assembled in 2006 or 2007.
By the way, don't forget that if you buy an imported car it can be as
much as six months old before you actually register !