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Cover Story - December 2019

Legislative Update: Dealers Could Lose Pipeline to Vehicle Repair Data

By: Mike Manges

In just two years, 87% of new cars in the U.S will be able to transmit diagnostic and repair data via telematics. The Auto Care Association’s Aaron Lowe discusses legislation aimed at making vehicle data accessible to independent tire dealers.  

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TPMS: Honda Odyssey, 2011-2019

Whenever a 2011–2019 Honda Odyssey’s speed exceeds 28 mph, the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) control unit monitors all four tires and the system. If it detects less than 28 psi (190 kPa) it alerts the driver by turning on the low pressure indicator and setting a diagnostic trouble code (DTC) in the control unit.

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The Average Customer Continues to Look More Toward Quality Than Value

Feedback from with leave us with a view that retail sell-out trends showed strength in October with a notable pickup in momentum from September. From a volume standpoint, surveyed dealers reported they saw unit sales improve roughly 1% to 2% compared to the prior year’s period and came in as the third highest observed growth rate in our tire demand index for the year.

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