Auto Road Service | New Resource Helps You Check Tire Pressure

Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers reminds drivers to check their tire pressure, especially before a long road trip.

Over Thanksgiving weekend, 91 percent of people traveling over the weekend in the United States will do so by car, based on figures supported by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

This highlights the importance of checking tire pressure when traveling, as under-inflated tires can contribute to both safety and fuel economy issues. A new site from the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers has been launched to help holiday travelers become familiar with how to examine tire pressure, and to raise awareness of the issues improper tire pressure can create.

"Our goal is to urge the driving public to check their vehicle’s tire pressure at least once a month and before going on long driving trips," said Fred Webber, President and CEO of the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers.

"Vehicles are being equipped with Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems and we want to educate the driving public about what these new symbols mean in their vehicles and why maintaining proper tire pressure is important."

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