Tire Pressure Safety and Fuel Efficiency
Motorists can feel the effects of incorrect tire pressure both on the road and in the pocketbook. It affects how your car brakes and handles while driving. It makes a difference in how quickly your tires wear out. Tires filled to the right pressure can make your car more fuel efficient, saving you money at the pump. And it can lower your carbon emissions too.
So, with all that is riding on tire pressure, why don't drivers check their tire pressure more often? According to a recent consumer survey, although 96% of those surveyed agree that underinflated tires are a serious safety issue, 44% admit they rarely check their tire pressure.
That's why TPMS is so critical. TPMS automatically checks your tire pressure and alerts you when it is low. Find out how maintaining the right tire pressure helps drivers like you to:
TPMS automatically checks your tire pressure and alerts you when it is more than 25% below the "placard level," or the level recommended by the manufacturer, shown on the sticker just inside your door.
The United Nations passed similar TPMS legislation for European countries beginning with new models in November of 2012, and all vehicles in November 2014.
Jackie Glassman Talks About TPMS, Tire Pressure and You
Jackie Glassman was Chief Counsel for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and helped to implement the rules and regulations around the TREAD Act. Watch this video to hear her discuss how NHTSA and TPMS are helping drivers stay safe.