Bald tyres on the rise – RMA

ERJ staff report (TB)

Washington DC – One of every eight vehicles in the US has at least one bald tyre, according to the latest survey from the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA), up from one in 10 just two years ago,

The RMA did not offer any specific reasons for the change, but a spokesman alluded to the recession and deferred maintenance.

The RMA said the survey results reflect the findings of a 2011 RMA survey that showed 64 percent of motorists did not know how to…

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