Alaskan Auto Inc.

791 Westpoint Drive

Wasilla, AK 99654

Phone: 907-376-5204


10911 West Big Lake Road

Big lake, AK 99562

Phone: 907-892-7433


217 East Arctic

Palmer, AK 99645

Phone: 907-745-2181


Mile 186.5 Glenn Hwy

Glennallen, AK 99588

Phone: 907-822-3686


118 Egan Street

Valdez, AK 99686

Phone: 907-835-3101


12751 Old Glenn Hwy

Eagle River, AK 99577

Phone: 907-376-5204


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Tire Pressure

Tire Pressure Monitoring System Can Saves Lives

Most people ignore their tires, yet tires are undoubtedly a critical safety component on a vehicle. Where the rubber meets the road affects traction, handling, steering, stability and braking. Because of this, a sudden tire failure can have serious consequences, especially if it occurs when operating at high speeds.

 

  • Nearly 250,000 accidents occur in the United States per year due to low tire pressure.
  • About 75% of roadside flats are preceded by a slow leak or under inflation.
  • According to a recent survey, America could reduce its fuel consumption by 10% and save a collective $2 billion a year by keeping tires properly inflated.
  • NHTSA estimates that tire pressure monitoring systems could prevent as many as 79 deaths and 10,365 injuries each year in the United States.

 

What is the effect of under inflation?

An estimated 23,000 accidents and 535 fatal accidents annually involve blowouts or flat tires. Maintaining proper tire air pressure is not only a major safety concern but can also affect the handling and performance of your vehicle.

Why is it more expensive and time consuming to have tires serviced rather than rotated?

Technicians use special diagnostic tools to test and recalibrate sensors any time a tire is moved from one location on the vehicle to another. A sensor must be tested to make sure it is functioning correctly and also must be reprogrammed whenever tires are moved from one position to another during rotation. OEMs recommend a sensor service kit be installed every time a tire is serviced. These kits include replacement parts to properly service the sensor. Sensors are powered by a battery that usually has a life of 6 to 8 years. The sensor has to be replaced when the battery fails because the batteries are not replaceable.

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Alaskan Auto Inc.

217 East Arctic

Palmer, AK 99645

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