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How To Check For Tyres Expiry Date by NetcontactsNG(m): 1:07pm On Jan 07, 2013
*Tyres have expiry date. To start with, vehicle tyre have a 4-year validity period from their Date of Manufacture (DOM). Thereafter, the tyre expires and may burst whilst in use.

*How to find out whether your tyre has expired? First, check for a stamp like this: (*0504*). There is an asterisk at the beginning and at the end of this serial number (Some tires don't have asterisk).

*The First two digits are the week so 0504 is fifth week in 2004. Therefore, *0504* shows that the said tyre is manufactured in the 5th week of the year 2004

*Check all your tires for safety purposes. Do not use expired tires. They are likely to burst, especially when running in hot weather because the rubber component may have hardened and cracked

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Re: How To Check For Tyres Expiry Date by JideTheBlogger(m): 5:43pm On Oct 17, 2013
Thanks
Re: How To Check For Tyres Expiry Date by edatika(m): 6:34pm On Oct 31, 2013
So nice of you
Thank you
Re: How To Check For Tyres Expiry Date by Nobody: 5:15am On Oct 01, 2014
Thanks, OP. I really appreciate thee!
Re: How To Check For Tyres Expiry Date by charly24: 11:12pm On Oct 08, 2014
@ OP weldone
Re: How To Check For Tyres Expiry Date by polarman: 12:56pm On Oct 11, 2014
I have been looking for this information for a long time. Thank you for the sharp information.

I had an experience, of recent, of being caught for an expired spare tire. I was shocked to hear this and started looking for how the FRSC guy knew my tire was expired, but thanks op I now know and would keep a vigilant eye on my tires.
Re: How To Check For Tyres Expiry Date by Oluabayomi1(m): 6:06pm On Oct 11, 2014
Hmmmmmm na money palava nw coz i bought 2 tyres today both made in 2009 bt man no get choice. a don clean d expiry date on it wt black paint

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Re: How To Check For Tyres Expiry Date by mcfejoc: 12:52pm On Jan 12, 2015
Tires do not actually expire! It's just d date of manufacture that's stamped on them. If they did, it would clearly state it. How many products do u know of, that one has to do some arithmetic to get d expiry date? It's jst another way the FRSC guys take advantage of our ignorance.
The dates are there for only one reason: warranty.
Tire manufacturers offer waranty for 4yrs from date of purchase or 5yrs from date of manufacture, if u've lost ur receipt. Research it!

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Re: How To Check For Tyres Expiry Date by mcfejoc: 12:55pm On Jan 12, 2015
And those dates appear only on one side. So if U're not willing to argue with the FRSC, just have ur vulcaniser install them the other way round, with the dates inside.

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Re: How To Check For Tyres Expiry Date by corkpikin(m): 10:37pm On Jul 04, 2015
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Re: How To Check For Tyres Expiry Date by bakila: 10:44pm On Jul 04, 2015
Oluabayomi1:
Hmmmmmm na money palava nw coz i bought 2 tyres today both made in 2009 bt man no get choice. a don clean d expiry date on it wt black paint
funny you. Careless or reckless you also
Re: How To Check For Tyres Expiry Date by 9icetoo(m): 12:00am On Jul 05, 2015
mcfejoc:
Tires do not actually expire! It's just d date of manufacture that's stamped on them. If they did, it would clearly state it. How many products do u know of, that one has to do some arithmetic to get d expiry date? It's jst another way the FRSC guys take advantage of our ignorance.
The dates are there for only one reason: warranty.
Tire manufacturers offer waranty for 4yrs from date of purchase or 5yrs from date of manufacture, if u've lost ur receipt. Research it!
God bless you my brother. I wonder why we as citizens have refused to educate ourselves.
Re: How To Check For Tyres Expiry Date by chuka5000(m): 9:31am On Jul 05, 2015
mcfejoc:
Tires do not actually expire! It's just d date of manufacture that's stamped on them. If they did, it would clearly state it. How many products do u know of, that one has to do some arithmetic to get d expiry date? It's jst another way the FRSC guys take advantage of our ignorance.
The dates are there for only one reason: warranty.
Tire manufacturers offer waranty for 4yrs from date of purchase or 5yrs from date of manufacture, if u've lost ur receipt. Research it!





They start getting a bit flaky from 5yrs.
Even in foreign countries they observe it too. So don't blame vio/frsc for anything
Re: How To Check For Tyres Expiry Date by 9icetoo(m): 2:30pm On Jul 07, 2015
chuka5000:






They start getting a bit flaky from 5yrs.
Even in foreign countries they observe it too. So don't blame vio/frsc for anything
Please do tell us the particular country that observes the four year rule. Not all tires get flaky. Cheap chinko tires maybe but not the premium brands. Tires are checked for thread depth over there for all I know.
Re: How To Check For Tyres Expiry Date by subnormal: 8:50pm On Jul 07, 2015
Rubber products generally have a shelf life of 5 - 10 years from their date of manufacture. The actual time it will fail will depend on a number of factors... Temperature, road condition, working pressure and quality of the rubber and storage.

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Re: How To Check For Tyres Expiry Date by inze(m): 10:24pm On Jul 07, 2015
mcfejoc:
And those dates appear only on one side. So if U're not willing to argue with the FRSC, just have ur vulcaniser install them the other way round, with the dates inside.

reading this got me cracking, nice one there. Nigerians and our funny way of going around things

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Re: How To Check For Tyres Expiry Date by Oluabayomi1(m): 10:01pm On Jul 25, 2015
bakila:
funny you. Careless or reckless you also
U can't understand d situation better than myself dude
Re: How To Check For Tyres Expiry Date by TheMatrix3: 7:04am On Aug 11, 2015
Very informative even in 2015!!! wink
Re: How To Check For Tyres Expiry Date by cardoctor(m): 3:37pm On Aug 11, 2015
You can use this pictorial reference.

Re: How To Check For Tyres Expiry Date by Coldfeets: 3:25pm On Oct 26, 2015
mcfejoc:
And those dates appear only on one side. So if U're not willing to argue with the FRSC, just have ur vulcaniser install them the other way round, with the dates inside.

I like your type. The fast guys abi short cut lovers. You think say oyibo man no know say people wey dey think go dey abi? So you no know say dem dey mark all those tyres for both sides?

But guy even at that, if I were to be the Road Safety official to stop you on the road and you tell me this nansense that your tyres have been installed the other way round, God help you, I will INSIST that you will remove all the tyres you've installed in that manner to show me the expiry dates on them.

Again, God help you, if you start to tell me that you don't have your jack or your wheel wrench. Na dat time you go know say bush meat don catch hunter.

Just negodi. I'm trying to save your life by telling you to use good tyres and you are trying to prove smart

Besides, don't you know that tyres sellers will also eat? So tell me, how will they eat if you INSIST on using your tyres for more than 15 yearz?

Chai, ndi Naijiria!!!!

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Re: How To Check For Tyres Expiry Date by obekediamondfuto(m): 9:28pm On May 12, 2016
tires expire after 6years from DOM. don't get it twisted.... love is a beautiful thing
just in case someone stumbles on this thread
Re: How To Check For Tyres Expiry Date by obekediamondfuto(m): 9:28pm On May 12, 2016
tires expire after 6years from DOM. don't get it twisted.... love is a beautiful thing
just in case someone stumbles on this thread
http://www.tiresafetygroup.com/tires-expire-in-six-years/
Re: How To Check For Tyres Expiry Date by Burgerlomo: 8:50am On May 13, 2016
NetcontactsNG:
*Tyres have expiry date. To start with, vehicle tyre have a 4-year validity period from their Date of Manufacture (DOM). Thereafter, the tyre expires and may burst whilst in use.

*How to find out whether your tyre has expired? First, check for a stamp like this: (*0504*). There is an asterisk at the beginning and at the end of this serial number (Some tires don't have asterisk).

*The First two digits are the week so 0504 is fifth week in 2004. Therefore, *0504* shows that the said tyre is manufactured in the 5th week of the year 2004

*Check all your tires for safety purposes. Do not use expired tires. They are likely to burst, especially when running in hot weather because the rubber component may have hardened and cracked


Nice job
Re: How To Check For Tyres Expiry Date by 9icetoo(m): 10:21pm On May 14, 2016
op, please stop posting false info here. tyres don't have expiry date. if they did, it would be stamped on them just like any other product with an expiry date.
please note that some tyre manufacturers give 5 or more years as warranty or certain number of miles on their tyres.
some manufacturers claim their tyres can go 60,000 miles before change, assuming the owner covers an average of 10,000 miles a year. that translates to six years.
so the owner should remove his tyres because FRSC said it has 'expired' after 4 years?
there are other parameters used to check the condition of a tyre. thread wear depth, cuts, cracks, bulges etc.
those are the parameters I expect them to use. an expired tyre would have clear cracks and appear flaky when inspected visually.

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Re: How To Check For Tyres Expiry Date by erico2k2(m): 11:06pm On May 14, 2016
9icetoo:
op, please stop posting false info here. tyres don't have expiry date. if they did, it would be stamped on them just like any other product with an expiry date.
please note that some tyre manufacturers give 5 or more years as warranty or certain number of miles on their tyres.
some manufacturers claim their tyres can go 60,000 miles before change, assuming the owner covers an average of 10,000 miles a year. that translates to six years.
so the owner should remove his tyres because FRSC said it has 'expired' after 4 years?
there are other parameters used to check the condition of a tyre. thread wear depth, cuts, cracks, bulges etc.
those are the parameters I expect them to use. an expired tyre would have clear cracks and appear flaky when inspected visually.
Abeg tell them again
Re: How To Check For Tyres Expiry Date by FengChui(m): 2:46pm On May 29, 2016
Oluabayomi1:
Hmmmmmm na money palava nw coz i bought 2 tyres today both made in 2009 bt man no get choice. a don clean d expiry date on it wt black paint

Why u dey lie? The expiry date is engraved on it not painted. How will you clean an engravement with paint?
Re: How To Check For Tyres Expiry Date by LutoqazNG: 9:16am On Jun 03, 2016
FengChui:


Why u dey lie? The expiry date is engraved on it not painted. How will you clean an engravement with paint?
it is embossed and not engraved.
Re: How To Check For Tyres Expiry Date by histemple: 9:58am On Sep 20, 2016
mcfejoc:
And those dates appear only on one side. So if U're not willing to argue with the FRSC, just have ur vulcaniser install them the other way round, with the dates inside.

Lol. Desperate times requires desperate measures.
Re: How To Check For Tyres Expiry Date by histemple: 10:01am On Sep 20, 2016
9icetoo:
op, please stop posting false info here. tyres don't have expiry date. if they did, it would be stamped on them just like any other product with an expiry date.
please note that some tyre manufacturers give 5 or more years as warranty or certain number of miles on their tyres.
some manufacturers claim their tyres can go 60,000 miles before change, assuming the owner covers an average of 10,000 miles a year. that translates to six years.
so the owner should remove his tyres because FRSC said it has 'expired' after 4 years?
there are other parameters used to check the condition of a tyre. thread wear depth, cuts, cracks, bulges etc.
those are the parameters I expect them to use. an expired tyre would have clear cracks and appear flaky when inspected visually.

Some people are extremely gullible and these fraudsters in FRSC uniforms are taking advantage of that.

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