HOW TO READ DOT IDENTIFICATION
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SAFETY CODE
The Department of Transportation (DOT) insignia is your tire's identification number. Think of it as a birth certificate for your tire. It shows the plant where your tire was manufactured, the week and year it was produced and more.
DOT SAFETY CODE TRANSLATION
M5: Plant Code (US3)
D0: Optional code for size
L8M: Dimensional code (sculpture)
5008: Week and year produced