Check Tyre Expiry Date


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Sep 2, 2005
Just to share some info, tought it may be useful..

There is a 4-year expiry (from the year of manufacture).
Thereafter, the tyre may burst whilst in use

How to find out whether your tyre has expired?
Check for this sign: ( *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 tyre is manufactured in
the 26th week of the year 2003.
*2699* This shows that the tyre is made in the 26th week of
Check all your tyres for safety purposes. Do not use expired tyres.
They are likely to burst (especially when running in hot weather)
because the rubber component may have hardened and cracked.