TMC releases tire conditions analysis guide

The Retread Tire Association (RTA) announces the fourth edition of the Radial Tire Conditions Analysis Guide is now available. Produced by the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC), the Retread Tire Association says the book is the most comprehensive tire analysis guide in the industry.

It is filled with more than 200 color photographs and illustrations and contains detailed descriptions of every tire failure and service condition for both original and retread tires, RTA says.

It shows what to look for when examining diagonal tire wear, irregular wear, sidewall separations, the “zipper condition,” shoulder wear and how to correct each problem. RTA says the new fourth edition also features many updates to existing repair, retread and wear conditions as well as new conditions.

To procure a copy of the guide, contact the RTA at 831-646-5269 or, or contact TMC directly at 866-821-3468 or

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