Some interesting facts…

Driving on underinflated tires can be very costly in the long run for both drivers and the environment. Here are some interesting facts brought to you by the U.S. Department of Transportation:

  • In the USA alone, it is estimated that 2 billion gallons of fuel are wasted each year due to low tire pressure. 
  • Fuel consumption is increased when driving on underinflated tires. More fuel consumed = more emissions released into the atmosphere. The DOT estimates that  57.5 billion pounds of added carbon emissions are emitted into the atmosphere from driving on low tire pressure each year, in the United States alone. 
  • 43% of all tires in operation are driven on at least 10% below recommended values. That equals a tread wear rate increase of 16%. 
  • 7% of all commercial tires are running at least 20 psi below recommended pressures. Out of the 290 million tires disposed of each year, nearly 100 million tires are worn and dumped prematurely.

What can be done to improve fuel economy, lower tread wear rate, and reduce our carbon footprint? Check your tire pressure each least once a month and before going on long road trips. Make sure that your pressure levels are at recommended values and heed the TPMS warning symbol! If your light has turned on, limit your driving as much as possible until you can add air into your tires. 

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If you have any questions about TPMS, email us at customer.service@tpmsdirect.com or give us a call at (714) 482-3996. 

157 Viking Ave.
Brea, CA. 92821
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NHTSA TPMS Report Reinforces the Effectiveness of TPMS

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has concluded it’s 58 page report: Evaluation of the Effectiveness of TPMS in Proper Tire Pressure Maintenance. 

The report documents the effectiveness of TPMS by touching base on various sub topics including: gallons of fuel saved, money saved, and a comparison of TPMS equipped vehicles and non-TPMS equipped vehicles that have one or more severely underinflated tires.

The findings in the report are quite staggering. It’s definitely worth taking a look at. To read the report, please go to: http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/811681.pdf

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Brea, CA. 92821
(714) 482-3996

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Brea, CA. 92821
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