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A complete tire DOT code will looks like this:IMPORTANT: TIRE FACTS DOES NOT WORK FOR RE-TREADED TIRES! If the tire’s DOT code is preceded by the letter “R,” Tire Facts will not provide accurate information.
Although marketed as a wonder drug, a tire pressure monitoring system is not a substitute for checking the pressure of your tires each month. While tire pressure monitoring systems do serve a purpose, they do not (and never were) intended … Continue reading
On August 11, 2014, Continental Tire recalled 170,000 defective motorcycle tires. The recall includes Conti Attack, Road Attack, Sport Attack, and Race Attack tire lines. Continental’s Korbach, Germany, plant manufactured all the tires. Affected tires have an increased risk of … Continue reading
Tire Safety Group has released an updated Tire Facts app for the iPhone and iPad. The update makes it even easier to detect expired and recalled tires. The app is faster and provides more content from Tire Safety Group, thanks … Continue reading
Proper storage of winter tires during the summer months can help extend the service life of tires. Once the weather warms up and snow has melted from the roadways, it is fun to replace stocky winter tires with sporty summer … Continue reading
Keeping your tires balanced is an important part of regular tire maintenance. The weight of a tire must be properly balanced or a variety of problems can occur. A review of tire patent documentation from the 1940s reveals that tire … Continue reading
On December 13, 2013, Michelin issued a voluntary recall of 1.3 million defective tires sold to consumers in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The defective tires have an increased risk of tread separation, which can lead to a loss … Continue reading
When fall comes to an end and winter is approaching, you need to begin to prepare your vehicle for the snowy streets and colder climate. Make sure you take the following steps to ensure that your vehicle is ready … Continue reading
What can Van Halen teach us about dangerous and defective tires? In the late 1970s and early 80s, Van Halen not only changed the world of rock & roll music, but also ushered in a new era of live music…. and major safety concerns. Continue reading