How to check the age of your tyre

28 December, 2021

Do you know the age of your tyre? You may not realize it, but the tyres on your car are one of the most important safety features. They need to be in good condition to ensure a safe journey with the right pressure and age. This blog will show you how to check the age of your tyre, so you can be confident it's safe to use!

Why should you change your tyre?

Most motorists don't know how to check tyre age, so they drive around with tyre wear that is too advanced for the average driver. If tyres get damaged or worn down too much, you might find yourself spending a high cost to replace them. Or even worse, they might cause an accident on the road.

When should we replace the tyre?

In most cases, tires over 10 years old should be replaced regardless of their condition because they're likely to be unsafe. However, we recommend that you should replace them at least every 2 to 5 years. Also, it would be best to inspect for signs of aging and damage regularly.

Way to check the tyre age

Checking the age of the tyre can be tricky unless you know where to look. Here are a few ways to check your tyre's age.

1.) Check on the sidewall of the tyre

The most common way is to look for the manufacturing date, which is usually located on the tire's sidewall. This code will have either four or five digits, and it'll look something like this: DOT XXXXXX.

The first two digits (DOT) indicate the week of the year in which the tyre was manufactured, while the last three digits indicate the year of manufacture. So, if you see a code that looks like this: DOT 4015, then it means that the tyre was manufactured in the 40th week of 2015.

2.) Inspect the tread depth

Another way to find out your tyre's age is by its tread depth. Most tyres have a tread wear indicator, which is a small groove in the tread pattern that becomes visible when the tread depth reaches around 2 mm. If you can't see the tread wear indicator, then use a tyre gauge to measure the tread depth. The deeper the tread, the longer the tyre will last.

Hoping this blog will help you become a little more informed about tyre maintenance to make the best decisions for your car in the future. However, if you're still unsure whether or not you should replace your tyres, contact Blackcircles to let us assist you with that.

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