LAS VEGAS (May 28, 2013) — During the Great West Truck Show, May 30 to June 1 in Las Vegas, the Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau (TRIB) is encouraging attendees to "kick the tires" in a "Guess the Pressure" contest.
Visitors to the TRIB booth (No. 5032) can "thump" three retreaded tires inflated to various pressure levels and try to correctly identify the air pressure in each tire.
"Proper air pressure is an important safety issue for all drivers, but for fleet owners and operators it also translates into real financial impacts," said TRIB Managing Director David Stevens. "Just 20 percent underinflation will reduce tire mileage by 16 percent, increase irregular wear and cause extra heat build-up, which all add up to increased costs and more downtime.
"The only accurate way to check tire pressure is with a properly calibrated air gauge, and we encourage all drivers to regularly check their air pressure."
For more information about the Great West Truck Show, visit its website or call 888-349-4287.