TIA Issues New Best Management Practice

Bowie, MD – The Tire Industry Association’s (TIA’s) Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) has issued a new best management practice for proper tire storage.This best management practice outlines the steps that dealers should take to store tires properly to ensure that the condition of the tire is maintained to help maximize its service life. If tires are not stored correctly, it may result in the loss of performance as prolonged exposure to outside forces like heat, direct sunlight and ozone can affect the integrity of the materials. This best management practice also provides guidelines for outdoor storage and long-term storage on vehicles.

“Proper tire storage is critical to maintain the physical properties essential to the performance of the tire. We encourage TIA members and everyone in the industry to follow this best management practice,” said TIA Board Member and EAC Co-Chair Dick Gust.

This document, along with six additional best management practices, is available for download free of charge on TIA’s website www.tireindustry.org. Each of the best practices describes procedures that should be followed for handling, transporting, recycling and/or disposing of items such as used oil, fluids, degreasers, batteries and tires.

Anyone in the industry who has a best practices topic that they would like the EAC to consider researching and adding to TIA’s library should contact LaKisha Pindell at lpindell@tireindustry.org.  

About TIA: The Tire Industry Association, with a 90 year history representing all segments of the national and international tire industry, is the leading advocate, as well as, instructor in technical training of tire service technicians. For more information, visit www.tireindustry.org or call 800-876-8372.
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