Comments on: Fill Those Tires! The EPA Blog Mon, 14 Dec 2015 16:24:21 +0000 hourly 1 By: Funny Pictures Wed, 22 May 2013 12:21:09 +0000 I enjoy you because of every one of your effort on this site.

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By: Jason Mon, 09 Apr 2012 21:01:25 +0000 Hi Lina –

First of all, great post.

But second, I’d like to add another measure your readers could take to “green” their car.
I’ll run everyone through this, just so you can grasp what I’m saying:

When window tint is applied to a vehicle, it reduces the internal heat. When that happens, the driver’s propensity for A/C need decreases.

As we all know, A/C utilizes fuel to run. So when that happens, the vehicle is operating at lower fuel efficiency, right?

When tinting is applied, we can lower A/C and thus fuel usage. Greater fuel efficiency leads to lower emissions.

Yes, it’s not going to single-handedly save our planet. BUT, isn’t any green activity (especially one that bears financial benefits as well) worth undertaking?

By: Kitchen Benchtops Fri, 13 Jan 2012 07:31:38 +0000 I think I have read something like this somewhere. Powerful!

By: Lina-EPA Thu, 12 Jan 2012 19:07:48 +0000 Mr. Adams,
I believe that newer cars (2007 models and beyond) have this tire pressure system. It’s definitely helpful. Thanks for your comment.

By: T.L. Adams Thu, 12 Jan 2012 16:14:51 +0000 There is a very interesting point in this, and a little outside of my field (I’m the state’s PSD expert). Obviously U.S. EPA has the authority to set fuel standards for new cars, but wouldn’t we get a huge benefit if tire pressure sensors were required on all new cars? And as the blog indicated, make it more consumer friendly than just a little generic problem light on the dash, require a “Low tire pressure” warning to flash.

Consumer education is great, but checking tires is not the easiest task in the world (some of us are old and have bad backs), finding air to refill the tires has gotten to be a problem. A built in sensor, now that’s the ticket.