The most important factors in tire care are:

  • Proper tire size, type and load capacity (or load range)
  • Proper inflation pressure
  • Proper vehicle loading
  • Regular tire rotation
  • Regular inspection
  • Proper tire repair
  • Vehicle condition, alignment and maintenance
  • Good driving habits


For additional tire safety related information:

U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA)

USTMA is the national trade association for the rubber products industry. Its members include more than 100 companies that manufacture various rubber products, including tires, hoses, belts, seals, molded goods, and other finished rubber products.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

NHTSA was established by the Highway Safety Act of 1970 to carry out safety programs previously administered by the National Highway Safety Bureau. Dedicated to achieving the highest standards of excellence in motor vehicle and highway safety, NHTSA works daily to help prevent crashes and their attendant costs, both human and financial. The agency strives to exceed the expectations of its customers through its core values of Integrity, Service, and Leadership.

The National Safety Council (

The National Safety Council (NSC), established in 1913, is a non-profit, non-governmental membership organization, with 37,500 organizational members and 5,000 active volunteers from private business and industry, organized labor, community groups, schools and academic institutions, government agencies, and other non-profit organizations. The NSC is an information-driven organization, expert at research, fact-finding, problem-solving, and developing programs that prevent injuries and fatalities. The NSC is both a national and local organization, with offices in Chicago and Washington, D.C., and affiliated local chapters in more than 40 communities across the nation.