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Safer Driving

Under-inflated tires can seriously compromise the safety of you and your passengers. Tires that are not properly inflated affect the safety of your driving in two ways.

‧Tire performance: Lower air pressure changes the way tires perform which affects the vehicle's handling, steering, traction and braking.
‧Uneven wear: Worn tread could potentially lead to blowouts where the tire literally bursts under pressure. In rare cases, accidents from a blowout could prove to be fatal.

Under-inflated tires are the leading cause of tire failure. The single best way to avoid such circumstances is to maintain your tire pressure. One option is to manually check your tires each month but a better alternative is with TPMS.

study on automobile accidents by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that 5% of automobile crashes were linked to tire failure. Vehicles with tires under-inflated by 25% or more were at a significantly higher risk of being involved in an accident.

It is primarily due to safety concerns that TPMS is now required by U.S. law for all new vehicles built after 2008. Similar legislation has also been passed in Europe that requires manufacturers to have new passenger vehicles equipped with TPMS by November 2014. Estimates calculate these devices will reduce the number of injuries and fatalities related to accidents caused by tire problems.