How to Tell the Age of a Tire

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How to Tell the Age of a Tire

How to Tell the Age of a Tire

Do you know how old is your tire? How long do car tires last? Is there any way to determine the expiration of the tire? how to tell the age of tire? Tire manufacturing date plays an important factor in knowing the tire expiration, whether the tire is still safe to use or not.

From the date of the manufacturer, you can decide whether the tire is still safe to use, before buying tire one must look at this date because one may never know how long the tire has been on the shelf, it might be sitting there for a long period of time and the tire quality is already deteriorated because of several factors that affect the tires.

How long do car tires last?
According to Japan Tire Manufacturing Association (JAMA), the tire will expire 10 years after the manufacturing date, meaning if the tire is not been used for that longer period the tire is not safe to use, and should not be used. But if the tire is already been used or the tire is put to service after the manufacturing date, then it should only be put into service for about 6 years. The tire that is used by car for more than 6 years from the start of the manufacturing date must be replaced.

How to Tell the Age of a Tire
However, according to the tire and rubber manufacturer, it is very hard to predict the tire expiration because of too many factors which affect the aging of the tire.

How to Tell the Age of a Tire?
You can tell the age of tire by looking at the manufacturing date, it is a code located on the sidewall of the tire.

How to Tell the Age of a Tire

On the above example the tire manufacturing date is 3416 this means the tire was manufactured on the 34th week of 2016 wherein the 34th week of the year is in August, it also means that the tire was manufactured in August 2016. So, if the tire is put to service after the manufacturing date it should only be put to use until August 2022. What does this mean? It means you can now tell if the tire you are buying is an old stock tire or a newly manufactured tire, it means also that you can estimate the date when was the tire was installed on your car if its correspond to your car year model.


However, if the tire did not put into service after the manufacturing date, the tire must not be put in used beyond August 2032. The tire manufacturing date was stamped on the sidewall of the tire. When you look closer at the tire sidewall it can easily be spotted, it's the last 4 digit number of the 8 character code as shown on the above illustration.


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