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Unlike vehicle identification numbers (VINs) and the serial numbers used on many other consumer goods (which identify one specific item), Tire Identification Numbers are really batch codes that identify the week and year the tire was produced. Tires Manufactured Since 2000 Since 2000, the week and year the tire was produced has been provided by the last four digits of the Tire Identification Number with the 2 digits being used to identify the week immediately preceding the 2 digits used to identify the year.

Example of a tire manufactured since 2000 with the current Tire Identification Number format: DOT U2LL LMLR 5107 DOT U2LL LMLR 5107 Manufactured during the 51st week of the year DOT U2LL LMLR 5107 Manufactured during 2007 ..the full guide with pics here -------- Borrowed data - Sticky eligible?

It's my understanding that the USDOT has decreed that the safe life of a tire is 5 years from the date of manufacture, regardless of installation date.

When considering used cars I always check the condition of tires and manufacturer's date. The problem is the storage conditions - and then once the tire has been installed, the ambient and operating conditions.

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