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How Old Are the Tires I Buy?

How Old Are the Tires I Buy?


…what may be available. How do I know when my tire was produced? Every tire has the date of manufacture branded onto the sidewall as part of the DOT code. The last four digits on tires manufactured since 2000 indicates the week and year the tire was produced. The image above has the last four digits…

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Tire Tech Information - United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (U.N.E.C.E.)


…vehicles and automotive components sold here. Tires that are certified by their manufacturers to meet U.S. standards are branded with "DOT" preceding the Tire Identification Code on their sidewall. In Europe, because so much personal and commercial travel extends beyond the borders of any one country, the United…

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Tire Tech Information - Government Tire Approval Marks


…one governmental approval code. Several examples of the governmental approval codes follow. Brazil Inmetro - National Institute of Metrology, Standardization and Industrial Quality The letter "N" superimposed over the letter "I" (sometimes erroneously called the "I" code). China China Compulsory Certification…

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…other products our users buy. This information will not identify any user personally. We also register Department of Transportation (DOT) Tire Identification Codes post-purchase. The buyer's name and address is protected by Federal Law and can never be used in any way other than to directly notify…

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Tire Tech Information - Determining the Age of a Tire


…Identification Numbers are really batch codes that identify the week and year the tire was produced. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) requires that Tire Identification Numbers be a combination of the letters DOT, followed by eight to twelve letters…

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Yo - I love those Yokohamas especially at $69 plus shipping for 245/45-17


…Ultra High Performance Summer tire so don’t even consider driving it on snow or ice covered roads. Please note supply is limited and these are DOT Date Code 2006 tires. Since the tires have been stored properly, the tires are still in new condition. Don't the let old man winter keep you down.

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It's spring. Are your classic's tires ok for another year or are they TOO OLD?


Have you looked at your Sunday driver's tires lately? It may be time to replace! The DOT code on the side of the tire will be a great starting point for you to look at and try to determine the age. Simple indicators such as dry rot can be a sign of age, but not always a perfect test. If the old Goodyears…

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The 411 on Buying Tires from Tire Rack

The 411 on Buying Tires from Tire Rack


…Let's say Sally orders the Kumho Ecsta 4X, the last four codes we received were 3011 and 3211 which means two of these tires were made during the 30th week of 2011 and the other two during the 32nd week of 2011, which means Sally's estimated DOT code is 3111.* Can I pick up my order instead of having it…

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Tire Rack : StopTech


…?Performance Category (16) * Select All / Deselect All Premium (0) Performance Street (16) Autocross/Track (11) Go Enter Your ZIP/Postal Code: Go With your ZIP/Postal Code, we can show you shipping details and cost. * Products * About StopTech StopTech Street Performance Pads (Performance Street) * * Constant…

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Tire Rack : Brake Fluid


…?Performance Category (4) * Select All / Deselect All Premium (0) Performance Street (4) Autocross/Track (0) Go Enter Your ZIP/Postal Code: Go With your ZIP/Postal Code, we can show your shipping details and cost. BRAKE FLUID ATE Type 200 Amber Brake Fluid (Performance Street) * For track and HP street…

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Tire Tech Information - Tire Safety Recalls


…consumers of potential defects in vehicles, or vehicle equipment. Tires sold in the U.S. are required to be branded with a DOT (Department of Transportation) Tire Identification Code that identifies where (tire plant) and when (week and year) the tire was manufactured. In the case a recall is necessary…

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Tire Tech Information - Tire Warranties


…and the tire's in-service date. If no proof of purchase is available, the week and year the tire was manufactured (as identified by the DOT tire identification code branded on the sidewall) will be used. Tire warranties also expire when the tire's original tread is worn down to 2/32" (1.6 mm) of remaining…

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