Having a hard time thinking about the age of your tires and don’t have the receipt from your last purchase? No worries -- this is pretty much a common issue and we can show you exactly how to find out.
How to find the DOT number on your tires
With the many things we think about on a daily, the date when we last changed our tires is probably one of the many things we forget. However, it’s an important piece of information to remember for safety purposes.
If you look thoroughly at the side of each of your tires, you’ll see a bunch of letters and numbers. While this may just look like a confusing jumble, it’s actually useful info. Look for a number that starts with the letters “DOT,” followed by a series of 10-12 characters.
- Week, year, and place of manufacture
- Tire size
- Manufacturer’s unique code
Our tires actually have identification numbers found on the right sidewall. A simple check on this number can actually tell you the age of your tires. So, better check on all your tires to ensure that they are still in tiptop shape. Remember that tires that are less than 6 years old will give you top quality and performance.
Is it time to retire?
Now that you know the age of your tires, you might be surprised that it has been with you for several years already. It’s better safe than sorry, make sure to purchase new set of tires to keep you safe from the road.
4 Advantages that new tires give
Having a new set of tires will provide a cushion of safety for the next 65,000 to 100,000 miles of the vehicle's life (depending on the tire tread-wear rating).
- Better Gas Mileage
The condition of your tires can drastically affect your gas. If you have a set of worn out tires with an uneven tread pattern, your gas mileage will suffer because your car must work harder to put its power to the ground.
- Increased Performance
The distance it takes for your car to come to a stop, or the speed at which you can enter a turn all depends on the quality of your tires.
- A Better Driving Experience
Finally, the last benefit of a new set of tires is how they can make you feel. New tires with deeper functioning treads and designs are great for long trips because they provide the driver with a smoother ride. Also, new tires are less noisy when compared to worn out tires.
And for your car care and accessory needs visit Blade Auto Center outlets nationwide or shop online at www.blade.ph
All the BIGGEST brands are here at the country's LARGEST car accessories chain store, we offer global brands such as;