US Government Accountabiity Office describes extent of tyre under-inflation problem

Washington, DC - An official report has found that over a quarter of cars and a third of light trucks in the United States are running on under-inflated tyres. The data shows that these vehicles have at least one tyre that is down on pressure by 8 psi (0.6 bar)

The impact of this is hundreds of extra deaths on the road each year (roughly 0.8 percent of all road fatalities) and 1200 million gallons (4500 million litres) extra fuel consumed (around 1…

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