How fresh are the tires being sold by Tire Rack?As formerly discussed, Tire Rack employs stock rotation so that most of the tires we ship are less than a year old. However, due to the global economic climate view taken by many tire brands, Tire Rack isn’t able to assure creation dates. Tire Rack’s expertly informed sales team may be capable of help narrow down what may be obtainable. How do I know when my tire was produced?Every tire has the date of manufacture branded onto the sidewall as part of the DOT code.
The last four digits on tires synthetic since 2000 indicates the week and year the tire was produced. The image above has the last four digits of 5107. This interprets to the 51st week of 2007. Prior to 2000, the tire industry assumed that a tire does not be in carrier longer than ten years. As such, the date code contains only three digits, two for the week and one for the year.