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    Video: Nissan's Easy Fill idiot-proofs tire inflation *UPDATE
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    Nissan is moving to make its Easy Fill Tire Alert system standard equipment on its 2013 model year vehicles. Taking the federally mandated tire pressure monitoring system to the next logical step, the Nissan system honks the car's horn when you've inflated your tires to the correct pressure. No ...

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    Official: 2012 Chevy Equinox, GMC Terrain recalled over tire pressure monitors
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    General Motors is recalling nearly 34,000 2012 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain crossovers over improperly calibrated tire pressure monitoring sensors. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the monitors are required to be calibrated to illuminate a warning light any ...

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    Green: Goodyear developing self-inflating tires
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    Say goodbye to loud compressors, leaky hoses and inaccurate tire gauges. The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, one of the world's largest tire maufacturers, has developed a system which will allow tires to self-inflate automatically. Goodyear's so-called Air Maintenance Technology (AMT) is ...

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    Study: Female drivers avoid touching dipsticks
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    In a study conducted by UK used car website Autoquake.com, it seems that women are less likely to to perform basic maintenance compared to men. According to the study, women are far more likely to avoid checking their vehicles' oil level, with 12 percent of survey respondents admitting they never ...

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    Video: Michelin uses truly disturbing puppets to talk about importance of tire pressure
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    Michelin uses puppets to explain tire pressure – Click above to watch the video after the jump
    We're all about supporting PSAs that spread the good word about proper automobile maintenance, but this is just creepy. Michelin UK has tapped the Puppet Broadcasting Company to create a video ...

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    Study: One-third of drivers don't know what this dashboard light means
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    Remember the Ford Explorer/Firestone tire debacle from a decade ago? Thousands of the 'utes rolled-over and much of the blame fell on insufficiently inflated tires, costing the Blue Oval billions of dollars to replace the tires on just about every Explorer still left on the road. The other fallout ...

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    SEMA 2009: The geekiest thing we've found so far
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    Tire pressure monitoring systems. Not the sexiest thing here at SEMA, but bear with us for a few minutes to geek out on one of the coolest things we've seen at the show that doesn't involve a whole vehicle. Autometer – which recently bought Stack and its line of competition gauges – ...

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    California to require mandatory tire-pressure checks at automotive businesses
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    Keeping your tires properly inflated is a very good idea. An under-inflated radial can increase wear while also decreasing performance and fuel economy. But if the state of California can help it, under-inflated tires may soon be a thing of the past.California has passed a new law requiring most ...

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    New self-inflating tire constantly under pressure
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    We all know that keeping your tires properly inflated will prolong their tread life, help you burn less fuel and increase your safety. But finding a working air hose when you're away from your garage is like trying to find a working clock in an early-80's Buick. This is probably what led Coda ...

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    Mr. Toad goes down in flames... a reminder to check tire pressure?
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    The feds are so intent on having you check your tire pressure that they're willing to sacrifice toads in the process. Well, not really, but the new NHTSA ad campaign takes a strange tack to inform consumers that summer weather is Hell on tires.The PSA, posted after the jump, portrays a number of ...

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    Consumer Reports puts cheap tire monitor under pressure
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    In September, all new cars sold in the U.S. will be required to have tire pressure monitoring systems. But for all those cars built without them, owners must rely either on their trusty gauge, or one of the new valve-stem monitors. If you've been wondering how well these things work, Consumer ...

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    April is National Car Care Month
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    "Whether you do it yourself or take your car to a professional service technician," says Rich White, executive director of the Car Care Council, "National Car Care Month is the perfect time to focus on your vehicle's maintenance needs to make sure it is ready for the upcoming spring ...

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