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Every tire has a "born-on date" molded into the sidewall and coded according to federal requirements.Near the edge of the rim, look for a long serial number starting with the letters "DOT." The code will end in either three numerals (pre-2000) or four (post 2000) and correspond to the two-digit week followed by the one- or two-digit year.
The next two digits are the tire plant code, followed by a two-digit tire size code, and then a four-digit manufacture's code.
Now your neighbors will look at you funny when they catch you staring at your tires.
This quick guide will help you find the manufacture date of your tire and understand how Tires Easy handles tire age based on the DOT Code.
Tyre ageing is commonly identified by small cracks, known as crazing, which appear in the tyre sidewall.
This is brought about when UV light oxidises the rubber causing it to dry out.