TPMS – TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM
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Valley Automotive – Auto Repair, Transmission & Auto Body Shop provides TPMS System Repairs for car owners throughout Henderson, Boulder City, Las Vegas, Anthem, Seven Hills and Black Mountain, NV since 2012
WHAT IS TPMS?
TPMS stands for TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM. This is an electronic system that is designed to monitor the air pressure inside each of your tires.
tpms-tire-pressure-sensor-300x105The TPMS reports real-time tire pressure information to the driver of the vehicle. Typically, when a tire pressure is low, a warning light or ‘pictogram’ will be displayed on the dash board.
TPMS WAS INITIATED FOR TWO VERY SPECIFIC REASONS: One reason Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) are installed on vehicles is to help drivers avoid traffic accidents due to under-inflated tires by early recognition of the malfunction of tires.
Reducing rolling resistance thus increasing overall fuel efficiency. The way your tire works in all different driving conditions is directly connected to its inflation. Things like braking distance and stability of the vehicle through lane changes and abrupt moves requires that the inflation pressure of your tires be maintained at the pressure that’s specified by the manufacturer.
WHAT HAPPENS IF MY TIRES ARE UNDER INFLATED?
Extreme under-inflation can even lead to what is known as thermal and mechanical overload. That’s caused by tires overheating when they are under inflated. That can lead to the sudden destruction of the tire itself making the vehicle difficult to handle and potentially unsafe.
WHAT ABOUT FUEL EFFICIENCY AND TIRE PRESSURE?
Your car’s fuel efficiency and tire wear are severely affected by under-inflation. Tires do not only leak air if punctured, they also leak air naturally. Did you know that over a year, even a typical new, properly mounted tire can lose from 20 to 60 kPa (3 to 9 psi)? That’s roughly 10% or even more of its initial pressure.
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