PCL: US Election Debate Brought Tyre Pressure to the Fore
Despite reportedly “drastically reduced visitor numbers at SEMA 2008,” PCL says its stand attracted the usual flow of customers to its stand. Tyre inflations products were said to have been an especially hot topic this year due to Barack Obama’s campaign comments about tyre inflation. Whilst John McCain was quick to ridicule Obama’s statement that the expansion of offshore drilling could be prevented by keeping tyres inflated, it is true that ensuring tyres have the accurate pressure can reduce CO2 emissions, save fuel and prevent potentially fatal accidents.
PCL says the company has experienced high acceptance on the US market, with a fast-expanding customer base satisfied with the performance of its market-leading products. Visitors to SEMA were reportedly keen to check out the automotive industry’s most advanced handheld and mobile nitrogen inflation equipment, and find out how every little helps when it comes to energy savings and safety.
Apparently PCL’s portable Nitrogen (N2) Tyre inflation cart (Accura Mobile) was the most talked about product. On the handheld agenda were: the AirForce dial unit for guaranteed accuracy; the robust Hi-FLO MK3, for intensive indoor and outdoor use and the Accura 1, for rapid, safe and cost-effective tyre inflation.
Eric Bush, PCL’s North America regional manager, said he was delighted with the turn-out, and with the election-led controversy surrounding tyre inflation: “We were extremely happy to see the subject of tyre inflation in the headlines during the election. As a supplier of tyre inflation equipment it is our duty to provide reminders and advice about tyre inflation and why it is critical to road safety and energy-savings, and the heated debate helped to highlight vital factors about tyre pressure. The extent of possible energy savings remains to be seen, however the facts do prove that accurate tyre inflation can make substantial energy-savings if we all do our bit.”