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How to Check the Date Auto Tires Were Manufactured

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You can check the date of manufacture on tires. All tires that have been manufactured for use in the United States since the year 2000 display the year and week of their manufacture. You can determine the age of a tire by locating and decoding its serial number.

Things You’ll Need: Jack, Lug wrench, Pen, Paper, Calender

Instructions

  • Look on the sidewall of a tire for the letters “DOT” followed by a 10- to 12-character expression. This is the serial number. If you don’t see this, then look on the other side. If the tire is mounted, you will have to jack up the vehicle and use a lug wrench to remove the tire.
  • One side may display a partial serial number; you need to find the complete, 10- to 12-character serial number.