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How to Read a Tire Sidewall (P-Metric)
Above are examples of DOT Safety Standard Codes.
- "DOT" means the tires meet or exceed the Department of Transportation's safety standards.
- "MA" is the code number assigned by the DOT to the manufacturing plant.
- "L9" is the tire size (in this case, P215/65R15).
- "ABC" is a group of symbols, optional with the manufacturer to identify the brand or other significant characteristics of the tire.
"0301" means the tire was made during the 3rd week of 2001
(the first two numbers designate the week it was manufactured and the last two numbers indicate the year).