Tyre Pressure Monitoring

 

A tire pressure system  is a safety device that measures, identifies and warns the driver when one or more tires is significantly under-inflated. Each sensor transmits temperature, air pressure, battery state and sensor location to the vehicle’s computer.

Some of the newest vehicles on the road today use tire pressure monitoring systems to make sure that all four tires are properly inflated. This can be a very valuable feature in a car or truck for several reasons.

  • Road safety. Under-inflated tires can be dangerous. They can cause strange, erratic drive patterns at high speeds. A tire pressure monitoring system keeps an eye on tire inflation continually, for maximum safety in everyday driving situations.
  • Increased MPG. Proper tire inflation also leads to maximum miles per gallon for a vehicle. Driving with under-inflated tires can burn a lot more gasoline on any given trip. Good tire pressure maintenance will lead to cost savings and lower fuel consumption.
  • No more manual tire pressure readings. Before tire pressure monitoring systems, drivers had to always monitor their tire pressure with manual gauges. That meant kneeling down to each tire, taking off the valve stem cap, and inserting the tire pressure gauge. With new tech tire pressure monitoring systems, this is no longer necessary.
  • Increased vehicle value. A tire pressure monitoring system can add value to the vehicle, as a feature that saves on costs.
  • Better insurance rates. Because a tire pressure monitoring system helps with safety, it may lead to lower insurance premiums for your vehicle.

Benefits

- Peace of mind knowing that your tires, your only contact with the road, are inflated properly for optimum performance and handling. 
- Monitor displays current tire pressures for all tires.
- Tire pressure is constantly monitored, while moving or parked. 
- Dig Options TPMS alerts to dangerous low-pressure situations with both a visual and an audible alert. 
- Two thresholds of low tire pressure warnings - a double threshold of safety. 
- Greater stability, handling and braking with tires properly inflated. Tires with low air pressures skid and hydroplane more easily.
- Each year 80,000 accidents are attributed to low tire pressure.