Tire Safety and Gas Savings Go Hand-In-Hand Free Tire Care Checks

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TBC Retail Group’s family of tire and automotive service centers: Tire Kingdom®, NTB-National Tire and Battery®, Merchant’s Tire and Auto Centers® and Big O Tires® will provide free tire care checks at its 1300 locations nationwide throughout the month of June in support of National Tire Safety Week, June 5-11. In partnership with the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA), TBC Retail will help educate consumers on the importance of proper tire maintenance for safety and fuel economy.

With gas hitting $4 a gallon and summer travel upon us, it is imperative that motorists understand the importance of tire maintenance, including proper tire pressure and tread wear.

TBC Retail Group’s family of tire and automotive service centers: Tire Kingdom®, NTB-National Tire and Battery®, Merchant’s Tire and Auto Centers® and participating Big O Tires® will provide free tire care checks at its 1300 locations nationwide throughout the month of June in support of National Tire Safety Week, June 5-11. In partnership with the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA), TBC Retail will help educate consumers on the importance of proper tire maintenance for safety and fuel economy.

“With gas hitting $4 a gallon and summer travel upon us, it is imperative that motorists understand the importance of tire maintenance, including proper tire pressure and tread wear,” said Bill Ihnken, SVP and COO, TBC Retail Group. “A quick and free tire care check at one of our service centers today can help motorists save time and money in the future.” Ihnken went on to mention that motorists should take advantage of the Company’s free 22-point inspection prior to embarking on a road trip. “Nothing ruins a road trip like car trouble,” he added.

Tire care checks include the visual inspection of the tire for cracks, cuts, bulges, uneven wear and under or over inflation as well as the inspection of the valve stem for cracks and defects. Motorists are also encouraged to feel for vibrations when driving. Basic tire maintenance includes: correct tire pressure, timely rotation, balancing and alignments.

ABOUT TBC RETAIL GROUP:

Headquartered in Juno Beach, Florida, TBC Retail Group, Inc., a subsidiary of TBC Corporation, operates more than 820 tire and automotive service centers under the brands: Tire Kingdom®, NTB - National Tire and Battery®, and Merchant’s Tire and Auto Centers®, along with nearly 500 franchised Big O Tires® locations. The contingent of nearly 1300 stores has trained and certified ASE technicians who use state-of-the-art equipment to provide quality service on cars and trucks. The nationwide warranty provides peace of mind while it protects consumers and their investment in over 40 states. TBC Retail Group employs more than 300 associates at its Juno Beach, Fla. headquarters and approximately 10,000 associates nationally. To locate a store near you, call 800-NEW-TIRE. TBC Corporation, headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., is one of the nation's largest marketers of automotive replacement tires through a multi-channel retail and wholesale strategy.

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