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  • NHTSA nixes tire age safety rule

    By: Miles Moore Jul 21, 2014

    WASHINGTON—The Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) and Tire Industry Association (TIA) are hailing as good news a decision from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that the agency will not seek to create a safety standard based on tire age. “At this time, the agency...

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  • Most "gas pains' usually self-inflicted

    By: Dan Marinucci Jul 21, 2014

    Prudent service personnel should be cautious when discussing fuel-consumption issues with customers. Ultimately, the root causes of customers' complaints about their vehicles' gas mileage may be beyond the control of a tire dealer and/or service shop operator. During my travels, I have...

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