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there is a white dot sticker on the sidewall of my michelin

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there is a white dot sticker on the sidewall of my michelin tire about 1/8 inch in diameter. what is it?

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Is this a new tire?

Is it located above the valve stem for the air?

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Yes it is new .,maby. But the sticker is not by the valve stem. There seems to be a place for it on the sidewall because after I took it off i could see a little circle where you could affix the sticker

That is the indicator from the maker of the tire that tells the person installing the tire to align that mark to the valve stem for the best balance on the tire. Most people do some do not it really does not effect anything since the balance machines used know are really accurate and unless you feel a vibration I would not worry about it.

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