Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS)
Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) Sensor Valve Service and Replacement
TPMS are systems wired to the four wheels of your car to monitor their pressure continuously and to notify you if there’s any change. The warning could be visual or audial depending on your car model.
An unexpected change in tyre pressure could bring a line of inconveniences, including accidents. Therefore, your TPMS should always be in proper working condition to notice even the slightest of changes.
TPMS systems are also necessary for your car tyres since you can always have them check if you notice a change in pressure. This saves you the loads of money you would pay if you wear them down.
MOT Tests for TPMS
All new cars registered from 1st January 2012 and equipped with TPMS are required by law to undergo MOT tests. Now, if your TPMS system is malfunctioned, the chances of your vehicle failing the MOT tests become higher.
But you can avoid that by having your TPMS system checked regularly. In our garage, the most popular TPMS system fault we encounter is sensor related problems. Most of the sensor issues arise from battery failure and corrosion.
Battery failure results from covering plenty of miles. They deplete your battery faster. Corrosion, on the other hand, occurs when the TMPMS sensor stems come in contact with natural elements.
Why You Need TPMS
Although your car will function without these sensors, it pays massively to have them as they alert you of possible tyre problems, especially those you can’t pick with your eyes. These systems have been recommended by car dealers and tyre specialists after thorough research.
The reasons you should have TPMS systems installed include:
- To generally detect tyre pressure changes and save time while at it – Checking for a pressure change in tyres manually can be tedious and may not give you accurate measurements.
- To prevent faster tyre wear and tear – This is because tyres with wrong pressure are exposed to a high risk of uneven wear which will in turn force you to change them sooner.
- To prevent tyre-related accidents – When you fail to pay particular attention to your tyres, you heighten the chances of having them burst or blow up, which is risky both for you and other road users.
- To save on fuel – Tyres with the wrong pressure require more fuel to navigate since the tread will be coming into contact with the road. This increases friction and resistance needing you more effort to move forward. More fuel is used in the process as well.
- To minimize pollution – Since you’ll need more fuel to move your car on deflated tyres, you will end up producing much more carbon dioxide in the air. This increases pollution in a percentage that is otherwise preventable.
Following the reasons highlighted above, it is apparent you’ll need to have TPMS systems installed and checked regularly to keep you and your family safe while saving you avoidable expenses. This is where we come in. Get in touch with us and engage our experts in getting you the best system for your car model.