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This page is about tires. It is a compilation of information available elsewhere on NHTSA's web site.

bullet U.S. Transportation Secretary Mineta Announces Launch Of Major Nationwide Campaign to Promote Tire Safety
Press release

bullet Tire Safety: Everything Rides On It
Protection against avoidable breakdowns and crashes. Improved vehicle handling. Better fuel economy. Increased tire life. Just a few of the reasons to take five minutes every month to check your tires. Simply use this handy brochure or flyer for a checklist.

bullet Uniform Tire Quality Grading
Information about tire grading.

bullet Search NHTSA's databases for tire information

bullet Look up Recalls about tires
Search NHTSA's Recalls database.

bullet Look up Technical Service Bulletins about tires
Search NHTSA's Technical Service Bulletins database.

bullet Look up Consumer Complaints about tires
Search NHTSA's Consumer Complaints database.

bullet Information about the DOT code on your tires
In order to make sense of some of the information about tires you need to know the DOT code on them. This information is critical to filing an effective complaint about tires.

bullet USDOT Announces Final Rule On Tire Labeling
A new regulation to help consumers maintain vehicle tires more safely was announced by NHTSA. The rule requires that manufacturers provide additional consumer information and more accessible tire labeling to increase consumer awareness of recalls.

bullet Complaint form
If you are filing a complaint about a tire please make sure to use the DOT codes mentioned above.

bullet Information about Rule Changes relating to Tires
Documents on NHTSA's Notices & Final Rules page


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