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Dates set for National Tire Safety Week 2010

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The ninth annual National Tire Safety Week will be held June 6-12, 2010, reports the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA).

The annual event is an initiative of the RMA’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.

More than 21,000 tire dealers, auto dealers and automotive repair shops participated during the 2009 National Tire Safety Week, the RMA reports.

The RMA will again provide participating retailers with free “Be Tire Smart” brochures and other materials. To order the free materials, visit www.betiresmart.org. Those who have participated in the event before can expect to receive materials again this year.

Partners in the Be Tire Smart program include tire retailers, auto dealers, safety advocates and state government agencies. Among the list of Be Tire Smart partners are: AAA, American Car Care Centers (ACCC), Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), Big 10 Tires, Belle Tire, Big O Tires, Costco, Discount Tire Co., Dunn Tire, Expert Tire, Firestone Complete Auto Care, GCR Tire Centers, Goodyear Auto Centers, Hyundai Motor America, Just Tires, Kaufman Tire, Les Schwab, Merchant’s Tire, Motorist Assurance Program, Recreational Vehicle Safety & Education Foundation, National Tire and Battery (NTB), National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA), Northwest Tire, Peerless Tires, Pep Boys, Sears Automotive Centers, STS Tire and Auto Centers, Sullivan Tire and Auto Service, Tire Factory, Tire Industry Association (TIA), Tire Kingdom, Tire One, Tires Plus, Tire Warehouse, Town Fair Tires, VIP Parts, Tires and Service, Wal-Mart Tire and Lube Express and many others.

The Be Tire Smart program is funded by RMA’s tire manufacturer members: Bridgestone Americas Inc., Continental Tire North America Inc., Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Michelin North America Inc., Pirelli North America Inc., Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas Inc., and Yokohama Tire Corp.

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