They could (and I am sure some places do) but it is supposed to be a test not any form of service.
Your manufacturer have done the math for you so it's just a matter of reading the sticker...
Unless you have and SUV or truck that came with P-rated tires and you have installed LT tires. Or you are using different tires than stock, or you have changed your rims.....
So for cars on the dealer lot and people who only put stock tires on their car (tires that are usually softer and run lower PSI to give a comfortable, quiet ride to help sell cars on the lot), this law makes perfect sense.
Meanwhile, in the real world....
Even more than an hour depending on tires. I've had my tires reading high after seating in about 40F for an hour.Exactly... my Series III was supposed to have about 28 psi in the tires when it was new... but that was when it was equipped with 205/70VR15s on 6.5" wide wheels. Now it sports 255/40ZR17s on 8" wide wheels, and the *minimum* inflation for those is 35. Anything less than about 30-32 will result in bent wheel rims (from potholes) and uneven tire wear.
What do you people advocating this *really* think the idiots would do if I drove it into a California "service station" with 35 psi in the tires and the "pressure monkey" went by the glovebox sticker or a government approved chart?
In addition, the tire placard numbers are for *cold* tires. Hot tires will read differently. Is the CA government going to require that the car be left to cool down (hour or so) so that accurate readings may be obtained?
This is all well and good to mandate tire pressure checks for oil changes and whatnot. What we're "getting all worked up about" is if "service station" applies to gas stations, too... meaning some grunt has to check your tire pressure every time you fill up.The last time I had my cars oil changed they checked the tire pressure as part of the service(I normally do it myself). It is already in the price and shouldn't increase the price in most cases.
This is all well and good to mandate tire pressure checks for oil changes and whatnot. What we're "getting all worked up about" is if "service station" applies to gas stations, too... meaning some grunt has to check your tire pressure every time you fill up.
And, being that this is California legislature we're talking about, I wouldn't be surprised if that were the case.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Today, the Air Resources Board adopted a
regulation that will require California?s automotive maintenance
industry to check the tire pressure of every vehicle they
Effective July 1, 2010, this rule, one of 44 early action
measures required by AB 32, will annually:
? Eliminate 700,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions;
? Reduce the state?s fuel consumption by 75 million gallons;
? Extend the average tire?s useful life by 4,700 miles.
?Checking tire pressure is one of the many simple things that we
can all do to reduce our impact on the environment,? said ARB
board member Barbara Riordan. ?While we should do this monthly,
this measure makes it convenient and regular.?
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.
"Under-inflated tires waste fuel, cause tires to wear out
prematurely and increase drivers' safety risk," said Dan
Zielinski, senior vice president with the Rubber Manufacturers
Association, which represents tire manufacturers. "This
regulation will help protect California's environment, help
consumers save money in fuel and tire costs, and help
Californians optimize vehicle safety."
The cost of implementing the regulation balanced with the
benefits from the measures will save the average Californian 12
dollars per year. About 38 percent of vehicles on the road in
California today have severely under inflated tires, six pounds
under manufacturer?s recommendations. As well as seriously
reducing the vehicle?s handling capabilities, under inflation can
cause irreparable damage, reduce tread life and force the engine
to work harder thus increasing the amount of fuel needed.
California is leading the nation in efforts to cut emissions of
gases linked to higher temperatures around the globe. The Global
Warming Solutions Act or AB 32, signed by Governor Schwarzenegger
in 2006, requires the ARB to draft and implement strategies that
will reduce the state?s greenhouse gas contributions. Recently,
the ARB proposed a Low Carbon Fuel Standard, a regulation curbing
greenhouse gas emissions from all of the state?s transportation
?This regulation is an example of how the drive to meet AB 32
goals will benefit the state,? Riordan continued. ?Reducing our
environmental footprint will reinvigorate our economy by
establishing California as the lead source of technological
innovation, diversifying our state?s fuel sources, creating jobs
and helping efforts to avert climate change which threatens the
The Air Resources Board is a department of the California
Environmental Protection Agency. ARB?s mission is to promote and
protect public health, welfare, and ecological resources through
effective reduction of air pollutants while recognizing and
considering effects on the economy. The ARB oversees all air
pollution control efforts in California to attain and maintain
health based air quality standards.
Jesus people. All they did was take a service performed by every shop now and make it mandatory. It's a law that will not be enforced as the PD's have far more important things to do with their time than deal with a some mechanic who didn't check a customers tire pressure.
Blind, please hurry up and GTFO of my home, you are the exact kind of person I can't stand that lives here. Not from here and constantly bitches about how much it sucks.
You know, I wouldn't bitch about California sucking so hard if the residents of this state stopped doing stupid fucking things!
When you fix your state, then we'll talk. At least I did you the courtesy of living here before I started bitching about it.
^ who pissed into your cereal? seriously..
time to change your playtex..:lol: