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Video: Michelin uses truly disturbing puppets to talk about importance of tire pressure

Michelin uses puppets to explain tire pressure – Click above to watch the video after the jump

Video: Michelin uses truly disturbing puppets to talk about importance of tire pressure

Michelin uses puppets to explain tire pressure – Click above to watch the video after the jump

Another automated fine - thanks, HAL

Sure, they'll say it's for safety, driving on excessively worn tires is dangerous, but something more sinister is afoot. German firm ProContour has developed a tire tread depth measuring system that beams a laser at the wheels of passing vehicles and takes 430 million measurements per second to develop a three-dimensional profile of that tire. Tread depth and pattern are then calculated, and if there's less than .06 inches of tread o

New self-inflating tire constantly under pressure

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.

Consumer Reports puts cheap tire monitor under pressure

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 Reports has an answer for you.