Topic: How to Find Out How Old Your Tires Are - Popular Mechanics

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.'

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Sidewall Rating at Tire Rack Tire Tech: Sidewall Markings In addition to the tire's brand and line names (tire model), there is a lot of information provided by the manufacturer on the sidewalls of the tires they produce. Some of the branded information provides the tire's basic dimensions and identifies the week it was…

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Sidewall | Define Sidewall at Dictionary.com Sidewall definition, the part of a pneumatic tire between the edge of the tread and the rim of the wheel. See more.

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Tire Tech Information - Determining the Age of a Tire While the entire Tire Identification Number is required to be branded onto one sidewall of every tire, current regulations also require that DOT and the first digits of the Tire Identification Number must also be branded onto the opposite sidewall.

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Tire Tech Information - Sidewall Markings Tire Tech: Sidewall Markings (Lea en español) In addition to the tire's brand and line names (tire model), there is a lot of information provided by the manufacturer on the sidewalls of the tires they produce.

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Tire - Wikipedia The tire tread and sidewall elements undergo deformation and recovery as they enter and exit the footprint. Since the rubber is elastomeric, it is deformed during this cycle. As the rubber deforms and recovers, it imparts cyclical forces into the vehicle.

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How to Read Tire Size and Sidewall Markings - ThoughtCo Width in millimeters – The first of the tire size numbers gives you the width of the tire from sidewall to sidewall in millimeters. If the number begins with a 'P' the tire is called 'P-Metric' and is built in the US. If not, the tire is a European metric tire.

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How to read your tyre’s sidewall markings - Dunlop A. Tyre width. The width of your tyre, in millimetres, measured from sidewall to sidewall. B. Aspect ratio. This is the ratio of the tyre’s cross-section to its width, expressed as a percentage.

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How to: Read Tire Date Codes | It Still Runs How to: Read Tire Date Codes.. The full DOT code is required to be only on one sidewall of each tire. Tip. Tires made before January 1, 2000, had a three-digit date code. The final character was the last number of the year, while the two characters before that indicated the week of the year. There was no indication of the decade, so there is.

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Time to Re-tire? | RoadRUNNER Motorcycle Touring & Travel. Fortunately, tire manufacturers give the game away by stamping a date code in the tire sidewall. This is in the form of three numbers, for example '475' on the sidewall of a Dunlop K70 on my 1970 Bonneville.