Originally Posted by lebolewis
How do you figure out the mfg date on tires? What are the codes?
If you look on the tire, near the bead where the wheel meets the tire, you will see a series of letters and numbers that will end in a three or foour digit number in a separate square. If you have three digits in the square, you should probably replace the tires, since they were made in 1999 or before, and are close to the end of their useful life.
The four digit code is for the week and year the tire was manufactured.
A tire made the first week of 2001 would have a code of "0101".
A tire made earlier this year would have, say, "1206". Fresher is better.