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How to read the Pirelli DOT?

DOT (US Department Of Transportation) is a 7 to 13 character code that is required by law and is usually printed in smaller letters near the tyre bead (where the tyre meets the rim). Its first letters are DOT, which stands for 'Department of Transportation' and indicates that the government agency has approved the tyre. The last four numbers of the DOT code are often the most useful for car owners because they indicate the age of the tyre. The first two digits of the last four numbers indicate the week in which the tyre was produced and the last two the year. For example, a tyre with a DOT code 1119 was produced in the eleventh week of 2019. This information is important because the performance and safety of a tyre decreases with age, even if the tyre is not used, due to chemical breakdown. Other information included in the DOT code is the place of manufacture, the size and type of tyre.

Meaning of M+S on Tyres?

Winter tyres are identified by the M+S marking on the sidewall in association with a symbol of a mountain with a snowflake inside. At the legal level, the M+S marking alone is sufficient to identify a winter tyre, but the tyre industry has adopted the Snowflake marking to differentiate true winter products from the All-season products that only bear the M+S marking.

How to recognise a Pirelli RUN FLAT tyre?

To check if a Pirelli tyre has RUN FLAT technology before you buy it, check on Pirelli.com to verify if it has that technology. After purchasing the tyre, you will find the RUN FLAT marking on the outside/inside shoulder of the tyre.

How often should I check the air pressure?

Tyre air pressure should be checked once a month using the same accurate tyre pressure gauge. Remember that the pressure check should be carried out when the tyres are cold, i.e. when the vehicle has been stationary for at least three hours.

How much pressure should I put in my tyres?

We recommend that you always keep your tyre pressure as indicated on the inside of the driver's door. If you don't find any stickers with tyre pressure indications here, then you can look for them in the car owner's manual.

What is the recommended inflation pressure for RUN FLAT tyres?

As with other tyres, RUN FLAT tyres require proper maintenance of internal pressure for proper functioning in order to achieve maximum tyre performance. We always recommend following the recommendations in your car's registration book to find out the maximum pressure limit suitable for your tyres.

Do Pirelli tyres have a warranty?

Yes, Pirelli tyres come with a purchase warranty within the first year from the date of purchase. The Pirelli tyre will be replaced free of charge with an identical or comparable tyre to the owner, including fitting and balancing (subject to applicable limitations).

Pirelli toll-free number?

Send us a message on the following contact page.

What does the online price include?

When you buy online, you pay for your tyres, standard parts and installation including labour, tyre disposal charges and taxes in advance.

How much do Pirelli tyres cost?

The price displayed on the site is only representative of the recommended retail price of a tyre. The actual price may vary depending on the dealer, region, tyre size and other factors. Each Pirelli dealer determines the price independently of the price displayed on Pirelli.com. Please check with your authorised Pirelli dealer for prices near you.

Where are Pirelli tyres produced?

The origin of Pirelli dates back to 1872, the year in which Giovanni Battista Pirelli founded a limited partnership in Milan, 'GB Pirelli & C.', for the production of elastic rubber articles. Today, Pirelli has an extensive geographical presence, with 19 production plants in ​12 countries and a sales footprint of about 15,900 points of sale in 160 countries. Production sites are located in various locations around the world besides Italy, including: Mexico, Brazil, Venezuela and the United States.

Where to buy Pirelli tyres?

You can buy Pirelli tyres directly online through official dealer sites. Visit our official store locator and contact your nearest dealer. Questions concerning inventory, products in stock and special orders should be addressed directly to the authorised Pirelli dealer.

What are Pirelli's Driver Centres?

Driver Center is the official Pirelli dealer network specialising in tyre service in seven European countries. Not just a workshop: each Driver branch is a place of innovation, a multifunctional centre where you can find technical knowledge, customer focus and years of experience.

Where is Pirelli based?

Pirelli, based in Milan, Italy, was founded in 1872.

How did the Pirelli Logo come about?

The idea of the capital letter stretching horizontally to cover the other letters that make up the name was imagined in New York on a day back in 1908. It was a spur of the moment stunt, due to a request of a representative Pirelli had on site”. Read the full story here.