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How old are your tyres?

(June 27, 2017)


To help identify the age of your tyres, each one is imprinted with a coded date which tells you when those tyres were manufactured.

The four-digit codes are usually located in a window on the tyre sidewall. The first two digits of the code represent the week of production during the year (from 1 to 52) while the second two digits represent the year of manufacture.

So for example....


1413 - Where the 14 denotes the week of manufacture and 13 represents the year i.e. 2013, meaning this tyre was made in the 14th week of 2013.

0710 - Where the 07 denotes the week of manufacture, The 10 represents the year, this shows that the date of manufacture is the 7th week of the year 2010


If your tyres are printed with only a 3-digit number, it means your tyres were manufactured before the year 2000 and should be replaced asap. If your tyres are older than 5 years old, you should consider replacing them.

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