Tire Pressure Monitoring System
Description of Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
Tires operating below inflation standards put the performance of your vehicle and the safety of your passengers at risk. The Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) helps increase your safety on the road. This is done by improving your vehicle’s maneuverability, decreasing the tread wear of your tires, reducing your vehicle’s braking distance, and improving your vehicle’s fuel economy.
There are two types of TPMS in existence today — Direct and Indirect. A Direct Tire Pressure Monitoring System uses sensors on the inside tire assembly to transmit tire pressure information. An Indirect Tire Pressure Monitoring System gauges tire pressure through your vehicle’s Anti-lock Braking System. This is done by using speed sensors to measure the rotational speed of each wheel. All TPMS systems require regular maintenance in order to meet maximum performance standards.
Benefits of Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
Your vehicle’s TPMS continuously monitors the air pressure in your tires. If there is an instance of low tire pressure, the system will report the issue with an indicator light on your dashboard. When the TPMS light flashes, you should check the tire pressure immediately. Inflate the affected tire to the level indicated by the manufacturer or bring your vehicle into our shop.
During TPMS maintenance service, our service staff will run a series of tests to ensure that the system is operating both properly and at maximum efficiency. If our technicians find damage to the system or its accompanying components, they may need to replace valve cores, valve nuts, seals, seal washers, or valve caps. If you are in need of TPMS repairs, maintenance, replacement services, or if you are in need of a TPMS installation service, contact us today.
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