SUMMARY OF CIMS TIRE REGISTRATION PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
CIMS provides a wide range of products and services, designed to ensure that tire manufacturers, private brand owners, importers, independent tire dealers, tire distributors, mass merchandisers and automobile dealerships meet all of the tire registration, recordkeeping and recall requirements of the NHTSA’s Tire Identification & Recordkeeping Regulation (49CFR Part 574).
Tire Registration, Retention & Recall Systems
For tire manufacturers and brand owners who use a “designee” to comply with the requirements of the NHTSA regulation, CIMS provides a complete tire registration and recall system. CIMS captures the tire purchaser registration data provided by thousands of CIMS' tire dealer clients. The data is processed, audited for existing recalls, duplicated and stored in an environmentally safe, secure, offsite location. The data is stored for the minimum of 5 years per the NHTSA regulation, or longer if requested by the client. In the event of a safety related tire recall, CIMS retrieves the registration data and provides the tire manufacturer/brand owner with the consumer contact information. The tire manufacturer/brand owner or CIMS, provides the consumer with a direct, timely notice of the recall. CIMS also provides the client with ongoing reporting of the results of the recall.
POS Electronic Tire Registration
CIMS receives tire registration data directly from the tire dealer’s Point of Sale (POS) software system, providing a convenient and economic way for the dealer to complete the tire registration process. This method of registering tires increases consumer safety significantly by insuring that 100 percent of tires sold will be registered and greatly increases data accuracy.
E-Tire Registration Website
CIMS E-Tire Registration Website also provides dealers the ability to register tires electronically. Tire dealers subscribe to CIMS E-Tire Registration Website and enter their customers’ tire registration information online. CIMS E-Tire Registration Website, as well as POS, enables tire dealers the ability to register 100 percent of tires sold and promotes data accuracy.
All-Brand Tire Registration Forms
CIMS provides independent multi-brand, multi-outlet tire dealers with a simple, cost effective method to comply with the NHTSA’s tire registration regulation. CIMS All-Brand Tire Registration Form is used to record the required tire registration information for ANY tire brand the dealer sells, eliminating the confusion of ordering and stocking individual manufacturer’s forms.
Tire Industry Clearinghouse
The CIMS Tire Registration Clearinghouse processes tire registration data received in numerous formats from thousands of independent tire dealer clients. CIMS audits all data against existing recalls and completes the tire registration process for CIMS tire registration clients. Then forwards to the appropriate registration center, tire registration information that belongs to tire manufacturers or private brand owners who are not CIMS clients.
Tire Manufacturer/Brand Owner Registration Forms
CIMS provides a tire registration form printing, distribution and inventory service for tire manufacturers and private brand owners. For some clients CIMS ships forms in bulk to their distribution points. For other clients CIMS distributes forms directly to independent tire dealers. CIMS tire registration clients find this to be a very cost effective way to handle the distribution of their tire registration forms.