Washington, DC -Â As the new 2008 automobile models are rolling out onto US dealership lots, the US-based Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (AAM) wants consumers to know that a useful new safety system will now be standard on all new vehicles.
Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems, or TPMS, will now be available and standard on all 2008 automobile models sold in the US. When a vehicle's tire pressure is under inflated, the new TPMS symbol will light-up on your automobile's dashboard to indicate low tyre pressure.
To help alert drivers to the new standard TPMS symbol, the AAM has launched a Web site (see link below) to help individuals familiarise themselves with the new dashboard symbol and learn how maintaining proper tyre pressure plays a role in safety and fuel efficiency. The site also allows users to check the weather in their hometown and take an interactive quiz to learn about how changes in temperature can affect a vehicle's tyres.
The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers is a trade association of 9 car and light truck manufacturers including BMW Group, DaimlerChrysler, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Mazda, Mitsubishi Motors, Porsche, Toyota and Volkswagen.
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Press release from AAM
www.checkmytires.com website (US)