Tyre Expiry and Tyre Safety

July 19, 2013 in Newsletter

Tyre Expiry and Tyre Safety

Vehicle tires have a 4-year validity period from their Date of Manufacture (DOM). Thereafter, the tire expires and may burst whilst in use. How to find out whether your tire has expired? Check for a

stamp like this: (*2603*) There is an asterisk at the beginning and at the end of this serial number.

The first two numbers 2 6 will tell which week of the year has it been manufactured.

NB: One year has 52 weeks. The last two numbers represent the year of make. Therefore, *2603*

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shows that the said tire is manufactured in the 26th week of the year 2003. *2699* this shows that the tire is made in the 26th week of 1999.Check all your tires for safety purposes. Do not use expired tires. They are likely to burst (especially when running in hot weather) because the rubber component may have hardened and cracked.

Tire Safety

Studies of tire safety show that maintaining proper tire

pressure, observing tire and vehicle load limits,and inspecting

tires for cuts, slashes, and other irregularities are the most

important things you can do to avoid tire failure, such as

tread separation or blowout and flat tires. These actions,

along with other care and maintenance activities, can also:

–          Improve vehicle handling

–          Help protect you and others from avoidable breakdowns

–          and accidents

–          Improve fuel economy

–          Increase the life of your tires.

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