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Webinar to focus on how tire maintenance keeps you safe, helps the environment

Car tire being inflated with airThe summer driving season is here, and one way to stay safe and help the environment as you drive is proper tire maintenance.

Many accidents occur because of tire issues, issues that would easily be avoided with proper tire maintenance. Environmental impacts can also be reduced by taking better care of your tires and knowing how to properly dispose of them.

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) is hosting a free, one-hour webinar beginning at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 22, featuring tire expert T.J. Tennent, who has been designing, development and working with tires for over 20 years.

The "Save Lives, Improve Performance, Help the Environment" webinar will cover:

• Ways to extend the life of your tires, increase fuel efficiency, and reduce air emissions.
• How to avoid commonly overlooked tire maintenance issues and increase safety.
• Liabilities associated with improper tire maintenance.
• Tire replacement issues to be aware of.
• Regulations associated with tire disposal and where to find grants for tire recycling.

Anyone who owns or operates a vehicle will benefit from this webinar, including fleet managers, mechanics, and safety officers.

Visit the registration website to register and for more information.

EGLE's scrap tire program promotes and supports the cleanup and reuse of scrap tires in Michigan.

The webinar leads up to National Tire Safety Awareness Week -- June 28 to July 4 -- an annual industry-led initiative designed to help consumers learn simple yet essential steps for proper tire care and maintenance.

Photo caption:  Car tire being inflated with air.

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