Monday, March 19, 2012

How to tell when a tire was manufactured

I heard a shriek of delight in another cubicle in the office this afternoon. A colleague managed to win a bid on a watch he's been eyeing.

Nowadays, we can buy almost anything online, watches, fishing rods, golf clubs, even Michelin Pilot Road 3 tires, the latter you may even be able to get them on a sale price plus free shipping.

On the subject on tires, I read that tires can be used for up to six years which is a conservative estimate some people believe. Did you know you can check when a tire was manufactured? The identification number on the side of the tire has the information. The last four numbers designate the week and year the tire was made.

Rotating tires will help them last longer by maintaining more even wear but you already knew that.


  1. I hope my tires can last longer. Spent too much on my car lately!

  2. Yes, a car can be high maintenance to keep it in good running order. Still, it beats having to wait for public transportation. Methinks..