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How old are my tyres?

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Regardless of the mileage you do tyres wear and deteriorate with age writes Geraldine Herbert

Ever wondered how old your tyres are? Most people are not aware of how old their tyres or and whether or not they need to be changed.

So how do you determine how old your tyre is?

On the side wall there will be a four digit number eg 2412  – The first two digits of the code represent the week of production during the year (from 1 to 52) while the second two digits represent the year of manufacture. so 2412 will be week 24, 2012. In the example below the number is 0204 – so week 2, 2004.

When is a tyre too old?

A tyre that is six years old is a ‘pass advisory’ item at the NCT so you should consider changing them at this point and certainly do if they are any older

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Remember to check the spare tyre also!

 

Geraldine Herbert

20th March, 2017

Author: Geraldine Herbert

Contributing Editor and Motoring Columnist for the Sunday Independent and editor of wheelsforwomen. Geraldine is also a regular contributor to Good Housekeeping (UK) and to RTÉ Radio One, Newstalk, TodayFM and BBC Radio. You can follow Geraldine on Twitter at @GerHerbert1

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