- Nov 3, 2016
- Reaction score
- Eastern WA
- Ram Year
- 2020 Limited
- Hemi 5.7L
Tires have had born on dates for decades, although I don't know for sure when it became a federal requirement. My boss showed that to me when I started work in my first tire shop in 1980.Another issue is how long you have your tires, I have had 3 while moving tire failures in the past few years.
One was a new tire that a pothole took out.
The other 2 were tire age failure, one I caught it due to a belt going bad and I felt it, the other let go at 70 mph while towing the boat and went from a tire going flat to utter failure in the time it took to get off of the road - maybe 30 seconds. Both were older tires with well over 50% tread left - intermittent highway use only so several years old.
They have discovered this is a major cause of tire failure and is why all new tires have a born on date on them now.