California adopts mandatory tyre pressure check regulation

ERJ staff report (R&PN)

Sacramento, California — California auto repairers will be required to check tyre pressures on every vehicle they service starting July 1, 2010, thanks to a new regulation adopted by the California Air Resources Board.

Some 40,000 auto service providers will be subject to the rule, including smog check stations, engine repair facilities and oil service providers, CARB said in a press release. Car washes, body and paint facilities, and glass repair shops are exempt.

The Rubber Manufacturers Association-which…

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