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s2TIN (Tire Identification Number) for a new tire
(example: DOT XX XX XXX XXXX)
1. DOT: Abbreviation for the9Department Of
Transportation.9The symbol can be placed
above, below or to the left or right of Tire
2. Two-digit code: Manufacturer’s identifica-
3. Two-digit code: Tire size
4. Three-digit code: Tire type code (Optional)
5. Three-digit code: Date of Manufacture6. Four numbers represent the week and year
the tire was built. For example, the numbers
3103 means the 31st week of 2003. If these
numbers are missing, then look on the other
sidewall of the tire.
s3Tire ply composition and material
The number of layers or plies of rubber-coated
fabric in the tire. Tire manufacturers also must
indicate the materials in the tire, which include
steel, nylon, polyester, and others.
s4Maximum permissible inflation pressure
This number is the greatest amount of air pres-
sure that should be put in the tire. Do not exceed
the maximum permissible inflation pressure.
s5Maximum load rating
This number indicates the maximum load in kilo-
grams and pounds that can be carried by the tire.
When replacing the tires on the vehicle, always
use a tire that has the same load rating as the
factory installed tire.
s6Term of ”tubeless” or ”tube type”
Indicates whether the tire requires an inner tube
(“tube type”) or not (“tubeless”) .
s7The word ”radial”
The word9radial9is shown if the tire has radial
s8Manufacturer or brand name
Manufacturer or brand name is shown.
Other Tire-related Terminology
In addition to the many terms that are defined
throughout this section, Intended Outboard
Sidewall is (1) the sidewall that contains a white-
wall, bears white lettering or bears manufacturer,
brand, and/or model name molding that is higher
or deeper than the same molding on the other
sidewall of the tire, or (2) the outward facing
sidewall of an asymmetrical tire that has a par-
ticular side that must always face outward when
mounted on a vehicle.WDI0396
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