USTMA Announces National Tire Safety Week 2018
“Know Your Roll” this National Tire Safety Week: May 21-28
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 9, 2018 – The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) today announced that National Tire Safety Week 2018 will be May 21 – 28. The theme for 2018 will be “Know Your Roll,” which will educate consumers about proper tire care and maintenance, including the potential concerns with unsafe used tires.
“National Tire Safety week is the optimal time to remind motorists to check their tires to ensure they are safe for summer travel,” said Anne Forristall Luke, president and CEO of USTMA. “In addition to overall tire maintenance education, we are focusing efforts this year on the dangers of unsafe used tires to help consumers make an informed choice about tire replacement.”
Proper maintenance and periodic inspections by a tire professional to assess the condition is essential for optimum performance and service life of tires. For motorists who drive regularly, it’s recommended to conduct monthly inspections to spot any wear and tear.
National Tire Safety Week is an annual USTMA initiative aimed at helping consumers learn the simple yet essential steps for proper tire care and maintenance, and it is supported by is 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.
Additional information and announcements regarding National Tire Safety Week, including any events, will be forthcoming.
The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association is the national trade association for tire manufacturers that produce tires in the U.S. USTMA members operate 56 tire-related manufacturing facilities in 18 states and generate over $27 billion in annual sales. In 2017, USTMA members accounted for 82% of the 316 million passenger, light truck and truck tire shipments in the U.S.