Tire service professionals offer tire services to the motoring public. In the course of providing those services, they may expose themselves to liability. If a tire service professional is found to have fallen below the “Standard of Care” in the industry, negligence can be alleged.
This paper discusses the concept of standard of care along with some common areas where tire service professionals may find themselves involved. A valid scientific approach to determination of the Standard of Care in a given locality is presented, along with the results of two investigations that were undertaken using this method.