CHOOSING YOUR TIRES ONLINE
- The first two characters will be a code that represents the assigned plant code for the manufacturer.
- The next one to two characters represent the tire size code.
- The next grouping can be no more than four characters that are designated by the manufacturer with their internal codes for the specific construction of that tire. Because these characters are optional for the manufacturer, the TIN can be any length up to a maximum of twelve characters.
- The final four digits, for any tire made since the year 2000, are the tire date code and represent the date of manufacture. The first two of these digits designates the week of the year the tires were made, and the final two digits are the last two digits of the year of manufacture. (For example, 1319 means the thirteenth week of 2019.)
- The first grouping consists of three characters that represent the plant code. Recent legislation is transitioning the factory code from two to three characters. This additional digit is what will push the DOT code to be 13 characters in total length.
- The second grouping consists of six characters that identify the tire size, tire type, or other significant characteristics of the tire; unlike the eight to twelve-character TIN, these characters are not manufacturer optional.
- The last four numbers represent the manufacturer's date. The first two numbers indicate the week, while the last two indicate the year. (For example, a tire with the number 2910 was manufactured in the 29th week of 2010.)
Questions About the Your Tire DOT Code or Registering Your Tires?
If you have questions about your tires, don’t hesitate to stop into your local Goodyear service center, or contact us at 800-321-2136. Your friendly tire specialist can look up and read your date code when inspecting your tires, then make recommendations based on your vehicle and your driving habits.