Get Your Tires Ready For Road During National Tire Safety Week

Credit: NHTSA
Itís National Tire Safety Week, a reminder of the importance of maintaining your tires to keep you and your family safe on the road. Itís a subject Car Pro Show host Jerry Reynolds is passionate about and you can check out his tire safety tips here. You can also see a few in the video above from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.

National Tire Safety Week

This yearís National Tire Safety Week, a campaign spearheaded by the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association, runs May 20-27, 2019. USTMA says the awareness campaign is designed to educate motorists about tire care, safety and maintenance.

ďWe are urging motorists, including first-time drivers, to ďKnow Your RollĒ before taking to the roads this Memorial Day and in advance of the busy summer travel season,Ē said Anne Forristall Luke, president and CEO of USTMA. ďJust like fastening your seatbelt Ė an action thatís become synonymous with safety, proper tire care and maintenance also need to be top of mind when it comes to ensuring the safety of all motorists on the road,Ē said Luke.

Tire Safety Tips

U.S. tire manufacturers recommend drivers:

  1. Check their tire pressure monthly
  2. Regularly check their tire tread depth
  3. Ensure their tires are rotated and properly aligned

Proper maintenance and periodic inspections by a tire professional are essential for optimum performance and service life of tires.

You can find more information about tire safety on the National Highway Transportation Safety Administrationís website.

Used Tires

USTMA says itís also taking aim at a less well-understood risk to consumers Ė unsafe used tires. Once a tire has been mounted on a rim and installed on a vehicle, itís considered a used tire. While new tires must meet stringent federal safety standards to be sold in the U.S., worn tires can be resold as used with virtually no restrictions in most states.

Industry-Led Initiative

National Tire Safety Week is an industry-led initiative supported by USTMA members: Bridgestone Americas, Inc.; Continental Tire the Americas, LLC; Cooper Tire & Rubber Company; Giti Tire (USA) Ltd.; The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company; Hankook Tire America Corp; Kumho Tire U.S.A., Inc.; Michelin North America, Inc.; Pirelli Tire North America; Sumitomo Rubber Industries; Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas Inc., and Yokohama Tire Corporation.
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