New laws governing accurate tire pressure are being introduced in California in a bid to increase fuel efficiency and road safety.
The impending legislation gives weight to Obama’s claim during the elections that maintaining the right tire pressure could prevent the expansion of offshore drilling.
California’s new tire regulations will become effective by law in July 2010, stipulating that all tire inflators must deliver inflation to an accuracy of +/- 2psi. A move that the California Air Resources Board believes could save 75 million gallons of fuel per year.
As a world-leading provider of top quality, cost-effective and reliable, tire inflation for over 72 years, PCL is already geared up to provide California with products designed to meet new regulations.
All products in PCL’s comprehensive range of tire inflators meet the California requirements as standard. Each inflator is tested and individually certified to show the accuracy delivered at the time of manufacture, and carries a full 12 month performance and accuracy guarantee.
Simon Shorter, Director PCL, said: “As an international provider of tire inflation equipment we see it as our duty to educate drivers about the necessity of maintaining accurate tire pressure, with road safety and the environment of paramount importance, and with the additional benefit of extending tire life. We hope that other US states will join California by introducing this legislation. If 75 million gallons of fuel can be saved each year in just one state, imagine what could be achieved if the whole of the US followed suit. Providing the right equipment is available, it really is a simple step to make such a huge difference to the environment.”
PCL’s products are a familiar sight in gas stations, tire shops, car dealerships and transport depots throughout the world, and all are manufactured to meet the requirements of relevant quality standards and stringent approvals.