(Waipahu, HI, USA)
Date of Tire Fabrication (ww + yy)
Recently a TV story was broadcast about the "real-age of tires".
What a shocking and very informative program it was! Did you know that just because a tire is being sold as "new", it doesn't mean it is newly made?
We are a trusting society and pretty much believe that new tires are just that, new. Wrong!!
There are a series of numbers on the tire sidewall that will tell you what year and the week of the year that a particular tire was made. They will be on the outer rim or the inner rim, depending on how your tire was mounted.
A truly useful tool to have when in the market for new tires!
(ed. See Sidewall markings
for more details on what you can learn from a tire's markings.)