Underinflated Tires in the U. S.

Underinflated Tires in the U. S.

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More than 1/4 of cars a 1/3 of light trucks on U.S. roadways have one or more tires underinflated 8 pounds per square inch (PSI) or more below the level recommended by the vehicle manufacturer. A decrease in tire pressure can be caused by poor maint., driving habits, punctures, road conditions, a the quality of material used in tire construction. Under normal driving conditions, air-filled tires can lose from 1 to 2 psi per month as air permeates through the tires. The following questions are addressed: What is the impact of tire underinflation on safety a fuel economy, a what actions has the fed. govAit. taken to promote proper tire inflation?; a What technologies are currently available to reduce underinflation a what are their implications for safety a fuel economy? Illus.GSA does not operate maintenance shops of its own but instead tracks fleet vehicle maintenance. ... vehicle operators to check tire pressure before using a vehicle and conduct preventive maintenance on vehicles, including tire pressure andanbsp;...

Title:Underinflated Tires in the U. S.
Author:Katherine A. Siggerud
Publisher:DIANE Publishing - 2007-08-01


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