Lawyers in our firm who handle tire cases are encouraged by a new law that has been enacted in the State of California. The law requires retail tire dealers to properly check and inflate the tires of the vehicles they are repairing or servicing. Studies by the federal government have shown that it is virtually impossible for the average consumer to “eyeball” their tires and determine if they are properly inflated. Many times consumers go into service centers and the tires are completely overlooked. We have even handled tire failure cases where spare tires were put on the vehicle for use even though the tire had been recalled.
There is no waiting period, so the law went into effect immediately. The law applies to all automotive service providers, but not to auto parts distributers or retailers. The law will require automotive service providers to check and inflate each vehicle’s tires to the recommended tire pressure rating at the time of performing any automotive maintenance or repair service, as well as to indicate on the vehicle service invoice that a tire inflation service was completed. The law also requires maintaining the invoices for at least three years, and having tire pressure gauges with an accuracy of at least plus or minus 2
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