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San Antonio Motorists Urged to ’Be Tire Smart’; Don’t Let The Heat Beat Your Tires


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WHAT: Free tire pressure clinic in San Antonio, Texas, to promote proper tire care. Motorists can get their tire pressure and tire tread depth checked, learn how to do these quick, easy and essential maintenance tasks and get a free tire gauge, too.

Heat is your tires’ No. 1 enemy. Research reveals that 85 percent of drivers don’t properly check tire pressure. Millions of vehicles have at least one tire that is significantly under inflated. To counter these alarming facts, the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) and Discount Tire Company are working together to educate San Antonio drivers about proper tire care.

WHEN: Wednesday, Aug. 10

Tire Checks: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

MEDIA AVAILABILITY: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

WHO: Rubber Manufacturers Association and Discount Tire Company

WHERE: Discount Tire Co., 1475 Austin Highway, San Antonio, TX 78209, Phone: 210-804-0417


-- Alarming Data on Lack of Tire Care Knowledge: RMA and federal government research on nation’s lack of tire safety knowledge.

-- Helpful Tire Checks: Free tire checks including pressure and tread checks and “how to’s” for drivers.

-- Tire Safety Tips & Free Tire Gauges: Consumers who stop by will get a free tire gauge, windshield reminder sticker and a brochure on tire safety tips.

The Rubber Manufacturers Association’s nationwide consumer awareness campaign, “Be Tire Smart - Play Your P.A.R.T” promotes the importance of proper tire care, which leads to a safer driving experience. For more information please visit RMA is based in Washington, D.C., and is the national trade association for tire manufacturers

For further information, contact: Dan Zielinski, Rubber Manufacturers Association, 202-682-4846 or 703-582-3387 (cell) or


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