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Schrader's Impact at the North American International Auto Show

The North American International Auto Show is the global stage for automotive manufacturers to debut brand defining vehicles and industry shaping achievements. Over the past two weeks this show has taken place in Detroit and has each year for the past century. This show helps us all remember the rich history of the automotive industry as well as showcasing new innovations for the industry. 

Are You Winter Ready?

Are you investing in seasonal tires this winter? Leaves are falling and temperatures are dropping, winter is just around the corner. Preparing your vehicle for winter driving conditions is crucial if the winter temperatures where you live are regularly below 32˚ F. Regardless of many studies proving the effectiveness of winter tires, many drivers put full faith in a standard set of all season tires without investing in tires built for winter driving conditions. Is your safety worth saving a few extra bucks? 

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Tire Pressure and Fuel Economy

One of the primary reasons why motorists save money by maintaining proper tire inflation: Tires that wear evenly last longer before needing repair or replacement. In fact, some tire manufacturers advise that just 5 psi below placard pressure could lessen a tire's tread life by as much as 25%.

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TPMS and Driving Safety

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), tires can lose up to half their air pressure before they actually appear to casual observers to be underinflated.

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TPMS Can Reduce your Carbon Footprint

Proper Tire Pressure Can Reduce Your Carbon Footprint. Properly inflated tires have a positive environmental impact by releasing less carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere through better fuel efficiency. A reduction in CO2 emissions contributes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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TPMS Sensors and Wireless Security

Direct TPMS systems utilize radio frequency (RF) technology to transmit pressure data and other information to the vehicle's electronic control unit (ECU).

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Global Adoption of TPMS

Concerns about proper tire pressure and the impact it can have on safety, fuel efficiency and carbon emissions are not exclusive to any region.

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Everything you Need to Know About the TREAD Act

The Transportation Recall Enhancement, Accountability and Documentation (TREAD) Act was passed by Congress in 2000 in response to a major recall of defective tires that created unsafe driving conditions and multiple driver fatalities (one hundred deaths due to rollovers were attributed to tire separation).

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