SOURCE: Accessories Marketing, Inc.

September 02, 2008 08:15 ET

Presidential Campaign Veers Into SLIME-y Territory

In Response, Accessories Marketing, Inc. Will Give Away 10,000 Tire Gauges to Help Americans Save Fuel

GROVER BEACH, CA--(Marketwire - September 2, 2008) - Responding to recent activity in the 2008 Presidential campaign, Accessories Marketing, Inc. (AMI) President Jim Cegelski announced today that the company -- creator and manufacturer of Slime® flat tire prevention and repair products -- will give away 10,000 tire pressure gauges so Americans can immediately lower gas costs without having to wait for the end of the election.

"The recent sparring between John McCain, Barack Obama and Paris Hilton over the merits of proper tire inflation has forced us to take action," said Cegelski, whose company distributes the most tire gauges in the U.S. and knows a thing or two about this critical campaign topic. "We simply cannot stand idly by and allow the politics of the past to rule the day. It is time for us to have more than just straight talk about proper tire pressure -- it is time for us to do something about it," continued Cegelski.

Citing CarCare.org, Cegelski notes that when tire pressure is properly maintained, gas consumption is decreased by as much as four percent. "Just by maintaining proper tire inflation all year, we can save 124 gallons of gasoline annually for every man, woman and child in America -- that's a $1,300 savings per household, and change you can count on!" said Cegelski. "And that trumps the recent tax rebates!"

For a limited time, Americans who visit www.slime.com can register to receive one free tire pressure gauge compliments of AMI. In addition, Slime is offering a promotional code for consumers to receive not only a free tire pressure gauge but also 15% off any slime.com order. Be sure to visit www.slime.com to take advantage of these money-saving offers.

"According to a recent survey, only one in seven Americans correctly checks their tire pressure," said Cegelski. "In addition to giving away these tire gauges, we're going to provide each registrant with ten tips on how to save money and save lives through proper tire maintenance."

Accessories Marketing, Inc. is the leader in flat tire prevention and repair. The Slime brand patented sealant is the most widely distributed liquid sealant in the world. The company's products are distributed in more than 36 countries and sold at more than 60,000 retail distribution points worldwide. Slime is the preferred tire sealant of the American Automobile Association (AAA) keeping members on the go. With distribution facilities in the United States, Europe, Australia and Asia, major OEMs in the automotive, motorcycle and bicycle markets have come to rely on Slime sealant to prevent and repair flat tires. Accessories Marketing, Inc. is an ISO 9001:2000 manufacturer. The Slime formula is manufactured in-house using automated technology and undergoes regular product testing to ensure reliability.

Tire Pressure Facts:

"Only one in seven motorists correctly checks their tire pressure." -- 2006 survey conducted by the Rubber Manufacturers Association

"One in three cars on the road has underinflated tires." -- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

"Just 5 to 7 PSI under-inflation can cause up to 10 percent increase in fuel consumption." -- Study conducted by Goodyear

"The proper tire pressure for your vehicle is listed on the door panel or in the owner's manual, not on the tire." -- Simple, but most often unknown, fact

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