Autonrengasliitto ry is a business and labour market policy interest organisation for tyre companies and retreaders.
ARL’s membership includes 82 tyre sector specialist companies and retreaders, with over 230 outlets. Together, the companies employ 1,500 people. ARL’s member companies represent about 70% of Finland’s tyre market.
We will carry out a Tyre Check campaign, during which people will be advised to monitor the conditions of their tyres: tyres should be at least 4 mm thick in wet conditions.
We will check 60,000 tyres every year through this one-week campaign in 100 different locations in Finland. About 300 people are coordinating this event.
The campaign will underline the drivers’ own responsibility and its aim will be to initiate broad discussion on safety risks related to worn tyres, such as:
- Aquaplaning in autumn when roads are slippery;
- Respecting speed limits, even for tyres in good condition;
- Checking the air pressure of tyres at least once a month.
We will publish about 300 articles per campaign each year in local and national newspapers.