Tyre expiry date

I got this on a il. I never knew that this information could be extracted from the tires itself. But recently having watched a few video clips of accidents caused by exploding tires, I think this is a good way to get an idea of the status of our tires.

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* 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

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‘4002’ means DOM is Week 40 of year 2002.

Safe Driving!


  1. I am sending out a safety newsletter to employees on tire safety. I would like to have permission to use your photo and some of your information on expiration dates. I will use your web link as the resource used so that readers know where to go for more information. Please reply. Thanks

  2. Hi! I was surfing and found your blog post… nice! I love your blog. 🙂 Cheers! Sandra. R.

  3. mj_ferdz

    Thanks for your informative blog..
    It’s a great information that is needed to know by the owner and drivers of a vehicle..

    thanks…

  4. Never even knew tires had an expiration date. Thanks.

  5. Ernest Robinson

    Hi! i feel great about your information blog. i never knew that typres have an expiration date. this is an information every drivers is suppose to know. thanks.

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  7. Wonderful to know that tires also do consist of Expiry Date! feature people generally dont expect such kind of things!

  8. This is a very important information.

  9. Federal road safety commission(FRSC) should please enlighten public about Tyre expiring date especially the use of fearly used Tyre (tokunbo) by the motorist and public vehicle.

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  11. Fatimehin Bamidele

    What a great tutoria.b4 now I don’t know how 2 check 4 d expiry date but now I can do it conviniently & also be able 2 enlighten others

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