Determining the Age of a Tire

May 10th, 2016
When it comes to determining the age of a tire, it is easiest to identify when the tire was manufactured by reading its Tire Identification Number (often referred to as the tire’s serial number or DOT number). Unlike vehicle identification numbers (VINs) and the serial numbers used on many other consumer goods (which identify one specific item), Tire Identification Numbers are really batch codes that identify several components.
 
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) requires that Tire Identification Numbers be a combination of the letters DOT, followed by ten, eleven or twelve letters or numbers that identify the manufacturing location, tire size and manufacturer's code, along with the week and year ...[more]
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Get Aligned with New Tires

May 10th, 2016

tires Hattiesburg MSWould you ride around town without your seat belt on? Would you drive in a thunderstorm with no windshield wipers? Would you start a trip with your gas light on? The logical answer to these vehicle safety questions is no. Some safety precautions are easier to identify than others, but could the safety features you do not consider every day be the most important? Tires are one of the most important safety features of your vehicle, yet they are not always considered as such.

Having the proper tread on your tires is the only way to take preventative action against hydroplaning and losing control of your vehicle on slick terrain. The knowledgeable staff at Lil' Tire Shoppe Tire Pros understands the importance of tire safety and encourages all customers to stop in and learn more about wh ...[more]

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