Monthly Archives: November 2012

Tire Pressure Monitoring Sysytem

The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has developed a Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard that requires the installation of tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) that warn the driver when a tire is significantly underinflated. The standard applies to passenger cars, trucks, multipurpose passenger vehicles and buses with a gross vehicle weight rating of 10,000 pounds or less, except those vehicles with dual wheels on an axle. Maintaining the correct tire pressure for a vehicle is an important factor in how much load its tires can safely carry. The correct pressure will carry the weight without a problem. Too little tire pressure will eventually cause catastrophic tire failure. Tires aren't invincible. They are made of individual layers of fabric and steel encased in rubber. If a tire is allowed to run low on air pressure, the rubber is forced to stretch beyond the elastic limits of the fabric and ... read more

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WHO IS TO BLAME?

We just got through an exciting election. This year we had a chance to vote for a new mayor for the Big island and a new president for the USA. America and Hawaii has voted and both men have been re-elected and will remain in office. As I was reading some FB post, I saw alot of finger pointing by some angry voters and One FB user said that it was OBAMA'S fault that there were so many people unemployed. I thought,"How could we blame one person for our current unemployment status?  WE CAN'T!"   And here's WHY in a condensed form. The USA goes through phases of technology. I'll start as far back as The Industrial Revolution which was a period from 1750 to 1850 where changes in agriculture, manufacturing, mining, transportation, and technology had a profound effect on the social, economic and cultural conditions of the times. Could you imagine going through those changes back in those days. "What do you mean I don't need my OX anymore?  He's like a ch ... read more

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