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Hey all was watching a thing on TV a while back and thought it was pretty informative, when you are looking to buy new tires be sure to check the manufacture date before you buy them. heres how

On the inner wall of the tire (near the rim) there will be an oval shape with some numbers in it (may also be on the back of the tire) the numbers might look like 3307 or 0733 etc... this is the manufacture date the 33 indicates the week of the year they were made and the 07 is the year, i have done some looking around at different places that sell tires and some of the ones they keep on the shelf are a few years old and they are selling them as if brand new and have seen older as well.

I'm not to sure of the science of it but i think a tire has a shelf life on it when not on a car and the show says you are at risk of a blow out if you happen to get a "new tire" made 5 or 6 years ago. So if you are going for new rubber ask to see the tires that are going on your car and check the date, if you get one of those tires don't be afraid to tell the installer that you want a newer tire

if this is old new i apologize for the repost
 

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that is a interesting fact to know, thanks for the info because i will be looking for some new tires soon.
 

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"the inner wall of the tire (near the rim) there will be an oval shape with some numbers in it (may also be on the back of the tire)"

By "inner wall" you mean where the sun don't shine? So you can't check a mounted tire?

Also where is the back of a tire?
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True but europeans can buy 1.6 more tires per euro than the good old US dollar.
 
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