BOWIE, Md. (Nov. 7, 2013) — The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has added a new section to its website including the technical bulletins for tire service life from various tire and vehicle manufacturers.
TIA requested the bulletins from the various companies and from the Rubber Manufacturers Association, which assisted TIA by gathering bulletins from their members and other tire companies, TIA said.
So far TIA has received statements on Kumho, Hankook, Yokohama, Michelin, Goodyear, Cooper, Continental, Bridgestone, Firestone, Vredestein, Pirelli and Falken tires. General Motors Co. provided tire service life bulletins for Chevrolet, GMC, Buick and Cadillac models, but Chrysler Group L.L.C. said it was unable to provide any information.
TIA said it is reaching out to those companies that have not yet responded.
In 2014, TIA plans to launch a new website with a separate consumer education that will include the tire service life bulletins. Meanwhile, the statements can be found on TIA's website.