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Be TireWise!


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Be TireWise, because the only thing between you and the road are your tires.

Yearly estimates back up that statement. On average:

  • Drivers in the United States put more than 2,969 billion miles on their tires,
  • There are nearly 11,000 tire-related crashes, and
  • Almost 200 people will die in those crashes.

Many of these crashes can be prevented through proper tire maintenance—including tire inflation and rotation—and understanding tire labels, tire aging, and recalls and complaints.

Because safety is our top priority, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Department of Transportation want to make sure you have the tools to avoid being in one of those 11,000 crashes. TireWise is your resource to help you make smart decisions to keep you and your family safe, whether you’re in the market to buy new tires or want to extend the life and safety of the ones on your car or truck.

TireWise is also a resource for tire manufacturers, sellers and other partners to provide essential information to consumers for choosing and caring for their tires.


Tips on tire inflation and rotation
The next time you’re in the garage, remember these handy tips to get the most out of your tires.

Important Tire Safety Information

Tire Recalls and Complaints

When there are problems with tires, you can rely on NHTSA to keep you informed. But we also need your help by letting us know when you believe there might be safety issues with your tires.

Tell us if you believe there is a problem with your tire(s)

Look up tire recalls and complaints


12-15 Passenger Vans

Tire condition and maintenance are extremely important in these vehicles, which have a higher risk of rollovers. In fact, if you drive or ride in a 12- to 15-passenger van, we urge you to make certain the van has appropriately sized and load-rated tires that are properly inflated before every trip.

Get more information on passenger van safety


Learn how taking care of your tires can help you save money, reduce fuel consumption, and protect yourself and your family on the road.


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