Everyone that has a car old or new needs to check your tires on your car. Check for any signs of cracking and check the tread depth. If they are over 5 years of age replace them. A friend of mine Jason Ketch wrecked his 51 Mercury yesterday due to a tire blowing out. A few years ago I slammed my 47 Ford coupe into a cable barrier on the way to Springfield Mo after my left rear tire thru a tread. A new set of tires is a lot cheaper then what could happen.