Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
When your tires are not inflated to the proper level, the performance of your vehicle suffers as well as the risk to your passengers. A Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) helps ensure road safety by increasing the maneuverability of your vehicle, decreases tread wear and brake distance, and improves your vehicles overall fuel economy. TPMS is available in both direct and indirect systems. A direct TPMS uses sensors placed on the inside tire assembly and transmits information to your vehicle’s computer. An indirect TPMS monitors tire pressure through the vehicles anti-lock braking system (ABS). This is done through speed sensors that measure the rotational speed of your wheels. When tire pressure decreases, the rolling distance decreases as well, requiring the rotational speed of the wheel to increase. This increase in rotational speed alerts the TPMS that tire pressure in that tire is low. All TPMS require regularly scheduled maintenance in order to maintain performance standards and reliability for vehicles that are required to have TPMS equipped.
The Benefits of Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
When you have a Tire Pressure Monitoring System installed, your air pressure is constantly being monitored. Whenever your tire pressure becomes low or below manufacturer recommended guidelines, you are alerted via an indicator light located on your vehicle’s dashboard. You should check your tire pressure immediately after getting alerted by the TPMS. The affected tire should be inflated to the recommended manufacturer level or your vehicle should be brought into our certified professional shop so that the issue can be addressed by our qualified expert staff. TPMS maintenance service, qualified service staff will perform tests to ensure your TPMS is performing correctly and at peak performance. Our expert technicians can identify damage or deficiencies in your system or any of its accompanying components. Recommendations may be made to replace valve cores, nuts, and caps, as well seals and seal washers. Contact us today if you require TPMS repairs, maintenance, service, or would like to have a TPMS to be installed.
We proudly service the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) needs of customers in Windsor, ON, Amherstburg, ON, LaSalle, ON, and surrounding areas.