BF Goodrich tires conform to the U.S. Department of Transportation standards for displaying the manufacturing date. The standard form displays the date of manufacture by week and year. It’s important to know the age of your tires because tires can crack with age, not just with mileage.

Step 1

Look for the letters “DOT” to find the Department of Transportation number on the tire sidewall. The DOT tag indicates that the tire meets all federal standards.

Step 2

Find the four numbers at the end of the code.

Step 3

Look at the last two numbers to determine the year of manufacture. For example, if the DOT code ends in “2807,” the “07” indicates that tire was made in 2007.