Tires to Travel the Road Ahead

April 3rd, 2014

tires baton rouge laWhether your daily commute is five minutes or two hours, you depend on your vehicle to transport you throughout life. From soccer practice, to family vacations, business trips or a drive around town, you need a vehicle you can trust. But what about tires you can trust? When most car owners think of safety features of their vehicle they focus on seatbelts, brakes and windshield wipers. However, the most important safety feature we too often overlook is our tires.

Tires are the only part of a vehicle with direct contact to the road. More importantly tires are the only part of the vehicle taking direct orders from the brakes, steering and engine. At Hunts Tire & Car Care staff understands the importance of tire maintenance and encourages customers to stop by and have a tire servicing. Whe ...[more]

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Determining the Age of a Tire

February 14th, 2014
When it comes to determining the age of a tire, it is easiest to identify when the tire was manufactured by reading its Tire Identification Number (often referred to as the tire’s serial number or DOT number). Unlike vehicle identification numbers (VINs) and the serial numbers used on many other consumer goods (which identify one specific item), Tire Identification Numbers are really batch codes that identify several components.
 
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) requires that Tire Identification Numbers be a combination of the letters DOT, followed by ten, eleven or twelve letters or numbers that identify the manufacturing location, tire size and manufacturer's code, along with the week and year the tire was m ...[more]
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