- 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: (*4002*).
- 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 4002 is 40th week in 2002. Therefore,*4002* shows that the said tyre is manufactured in the 40th week of the year 2002.
- 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.
- Road safety officials are on the prowl, stopping vehicles and arresting owners with expired tyres. Dont be caught.
Do you know the fine of a driver or his passenger not using seat belt is N2000?