WASHINGTON — The Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) has changed up the scheduling for its National Tire Safety Week. The eighth annual Tire Safety Week will be held June 7-13, 2009. RMA said all future National Tire Safety Weeks also will be scheduled in June.
The annual event is an initiative of the Rubber Manufacturers Association’s "Be Tire Smart – Play Your PART" program, a year-round effort designed to help drivers learn the simple steps they can take to ensure that their tires are in good working condition. Tire manufacturers and retailers nationwide will work to educate motorists about proper tire care and maintenance. RMA provides tire retailers, auto dealers and automotive repair shops with free "Be Tire Smart" brochures and other materials. Many participating retail outlets use the opportunity to promote tire care through advertising, promotions, free tire pressure checks and conducting media outreach.
More than 19,000 tire dealers, auto dealers and automotive repair shops participated during the 2008 National Tire Safety Week.
For more information and materials to participate, go to: http://www.betiresmart.org.