SANTA ANA, CA – The Pacific Southwest Chapter of NAFA will address the topic of tires at its March 1 meeting. The updated deadline for registration is Monday, Feb. 28.

The meeting’s presentation, titled “Everything You Wanted To Know About Tires, But Were Too Afraid To Ask,” will cover how new tires are made and tires are retread; what are EPA SmartWay low-rolling-resistance tires; how do tire-pressure monitoring systems affect fleets; an explanation of tire number and letter classifications as well as tire usage guidelines; and how to reduce costs and improve safety.

In addition, the chapter will hold elections by voice vote at the Mar. 1 meeting. The nomination committee, consisting of A.J. Iamaio, Richard Teebay, and Jeff Coleman, presents the following slate of candidates for the Pacific Southwest Chapter 2011-12 Board.

Chair - Rick Sikes
Vice-Chair - Bruce Gaines
Treasurer - Leonie Von Halle
Secretary - Tim Pfrimmer

The chapter will hold the meeting at Tarulli Tire, 2411 1st St., Santa Ana, CA. Free on-street parking is available just west of Tarulli Tire on N. Sullivan St. The cost to attend is $35.00 if registered by email or telephone by Monday, February 28. The cost is $40.00 for registrations received after February 28, 2011 and for walk-ins. Fees are payable at the door by check or cash only. NO credit cards are accepted. For more information about the location, call (800) 786-8473. Click here for directions.

The meeting schedule is as follows:
11:00 am - 11:30 am: Registration and Reception
11:30 am - 12:15 pm: Lunch
12:15 pm - 12:30 pm: Annual Business Meeting/Election
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm: Presentations and Tire Retread Plant Tour