UNIROYAL TIRE URGES YEAR 'ROUND TIRE CARE
Greenville, S.C. (April 22, 2004) — Next week is National Tire Safety Week (April 25 to May 1), and Uniroyal Tires urges drivers not to wait for a special time of year to think about the safety of their tires.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than one-quarter of passenger vehicles on U.S. roadways have at least one substantially under inflated tire. A survey by the administration also found that up to nine percent of passenger vehicles are riding on at least one bald tire-with less than 2/32 inches of tread.
Uniroyal Tire recommends that drivers inspect their vehicle's tires at least once a month and before any long road trips, checking inflation pressure and looking for obvious signs of damage, cuts and excessive or uneven wear.
"Basic tire safety isn't rocket science. It's not even bottle-rocket science," said Uniroyal Tire test driver Mac Demere. "It takes five minutes each month to look over your tires and check air pressure. It's that easy."
Demere offers these basic tips for drivers to follow when inspecting their tires:
Uniroyal Tire is one of the world's leading manufacturers of tires for passenger and commercial cars, pick-ups, light trucks, mini vans and sport utility vehicles. Dating back to 1892, Uniroyal Tire has developed a reputation for providing high-quality, affordable tires including its Tiger Paw® and Laredo® series. Uniroyal tires offer just the right combination of dependability, traction and grip in almost every weather condition, and come with one of the industry's leading warranties. Visit Uniroyal online at: www.uniroyal.com