What Is TPMS
Did you know that if you have a faulty TPMS (Tyre Pressure Monitoring System), your car will fail the MOT?
TPMS or Tyre Pressure Monitoring System is an electronic system designed to monitor the pressure inside your tyre. The Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) constantly monitor tyre pressures using tyre sensors in all four tyres and alert the driver with a visual and/or audible warning if there is any change in pressure or temperature.
From the 1st November 2014 all new cars manufactured that where sold in Europe are fitted with TPMS.
TPMS fitted to your vehicle improves your safety as the system checks tyre pressure every few seconds reducing your chance of a blow out or accident related to tyre pressure, and also helps save you time as there’s no need to carry out manual pressure checks.
What Are The Benefits Of Correct Tyre Pressure?
We all know we should check our tyre pressures every week, but how many motorists actually do this? The benefit of having a TPMS systems fitted to your car is that it constantly monitors your tyre pressures for you and alerts you as soon as something is wrong, this will:
Improve road safety for everyone
Save money running your car
Reduce your Carbon footprint
Having a TPMS system fitted to your car can improve your safety on the road and save you money on fuel and tyres. Having a system that continually monitors your tyre pressures reduces your chances of having an accident related to incorrect tyre pressure or a blowout. It also means you’ll get better braking and overall handling from your car.
Driving on tyres at the correct pressure also means you’ll be getting optimum fuel efficiency & longer lasting tyres, as premature tyre wear can often be related to incorrect tyre pressures.
TPMS systems also benefit our environment. The fact that TPMS is now fitted as standard to new cars is because of new EU legislation that has been driven by environmental concerns as part of the EU’s commitment to reducing CO2 emissions.
Why Do I Need To Replace A TPMS Sensor?
From time to time, 5 years or around 100,000 miles you may need your TPMS system servicing or require one of the tyre sensors replacing please feel free to give our expert staff a call to discuss.