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How to Locate Tire Serial Numbers


If you need to replace your car tires or figure out if your tires have been recalled by the manufacturer, you may need to locate the serial number, otherwise known as the tire identification number. You can find the serial number for your car’s tires fairly quickly if you know what to look for when you are examining the tires.


  • Remove a tire from your car. Position your jack under the car’s frame near the wheel (consult owner’s manual) and jack up the car until the tire is off the ground. Use a lug wrench to remove the lug nuts holding the tire in place. The serial number for your car’s tire is located on the sidewall of the tire; however, one side may have only a partial serial number on it, so you need to take the tire off to be sure your have the whole number.