When a tire failure occurs on a moving vehicle, there could be catastrophic events. Depending on which tire has failed, the vehicle could moment2 in a specific direction and/or another, within a fraction of time. Ideally, the
operator of the vehicle, should be experienced in this type of situation, to achieve the best outcome.
Some tire(s) failures are cause by road hazards, under or over inflated tire(s), manufacturers defects, worn threads, and age of tire(s); dry rot, which may not be visible from the outside of the tire, etc.
Manufacturer's Date Code (Age of Tire) - 2000 and newer
Beginning in the year 2000 and newer, all tires should have a manufactured date coding (Federal Regulations) somewhere on the side wall. Some retailers / wholesale shops / garages sell / install tires, that are new, in the terms of never being installed on any vehicle, but were manufactured years prior to. Most vehicle manufacturers (OEM) recommend to take out of service, the tire(s) from use, regards of the mileages, between 4 - 7 years, as well as examining the thread wear.
Tire Manufacturers Date - Decoding The last 3 to 4 digits after the DOT insignia is basically the date code. The "WW", is the week of the year, e.g. 31, is the 31st week of the year and the "YY" is the year of the decade, e.g. 08, is year 2008 (See Figure 1)
Conclusion - Tire Failure When considered purchasing new tires, verify the date code (Manufactured) within 12 months) before finalizing the sale. Secondly properly maintain the tire by maintaining the air pressure, thread conditions, and the age of all the tires, which might prevent some tire failure and accidents.
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