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Friday, January 28, 2011

California Air Resources Board Tire Pressure Check Mandate

Effective September 1, 2010, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has a new regulation that requires California's automotive maintenance industry to check the tire pressure of every vehicle they service.

This rule, one of 44 early action measures required by the 2006 California Assembly Bill 32, will annually:

1. Eliminate 700,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions;
2. Reduce the state's fuel consumption by 75 million gallons; and,
3. Extend the average tire's useful life by 4,700 miles.

"The 40,000 service providers subject to the regulation include smog check stations, engine repair facilities and oil service providers. Those not included are car wash, body and paint, and glass repair businesses."

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