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Before summer travel, check your tires to stay safe and protect the environment

National Tire Safety Week 2021 graphic with car on roadHitting the road for the Independence Day holiday? Make sure your tires are properly inflated and maintained. It saves lives, improves performance and helps the environment.

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy recently hosted a webinar on this topic, leading up to National Tire Safety Week (June 28 to July 4).

Here are the environmental and public health benefits of properly maintained tires:

  • Conserves fuel and reduces air pollution.
  • Extends the life of the tire and reduces waste.
  • Helps to protect human health when disposed of properly.

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

The theme of this year's National Tire Safety Week, which runs through July 4, is "Do Your P.A.R.T., Know Your Roll." The safety campaign is designed to educate consumers about the importance of proper tire care and maintenance. The acronym P.A.R.T. is used to help drivers remember to check their tires' Pressure, Alignment, Rotation and Tread. This year is especially important as significant numbers of motorists are back in their cars embarking on summer road trips for the first time since the pandemic began.

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