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 |  Mar 13 2013, 8:31 AM

5. Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Ever since an act was passed in America called the TREAD Act as a result of the Firestone recall in the late 1990s, all light motor vehicles (under 10,000 pounds) produced after September 1, 2007 were mandated to include a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). Despite 2.8 percent of vehicles owners reporting that they had to replace their TPMS in the year leading up to the survey, its benefits outweigh any hassle that TPMS sensors could cause. The 2.8 percent reported was an improvement 0.4 percent compared to 2012.

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    Wait, what? Brake rotors are #3, but brake pads don’t even make the list? Or are they not considered a vehicle component, in which case why are light bulbs and keys taken into consideration?