Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems

TPMS Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems

Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems

Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) alert you with visual and/or audible warning if there is change in pressure or temperature. It does this by using sensors in each individual tyre. Having TPMS reduces your chance of a blow out or accident related to incorrect tyre pressures checking tyre pressure every few seconds. As well as improving your vehicles safety

TPMS can also save you money by maximising tyre life as incorrectly inflated tyres result in uneven wear on the tyre tread and will need replacing sooner than normal. The correct pressure improves fuel efficiency too, since under inflated tyres mean more tread hits the road and causes friction (or rolling resistance) and so more energy- and therefore fuel - is needed to drive the car forward. By having the correct tyre pressure, rolling resistance and fuel consumption, is reduced, saving money. Less fuel consumption also reduces carbon dioxide emissions so benefits the environment. Incorrectly inflated tyres causes uneven tyre wear and tyres need to be replaced sooner than normal.

Checking your tyre pressure is recommended by manufacturers for your own safety. Having a TPMS saves you time and energy in routinely checking tyre pressure manually.

New vehicles fitted with TPMS and registered from 1st January 2012 will also have their TPMS system tested as part of the first MOT test carried out. This means if your vehicle falls into this category and the TPMS is not functioning correctly, you could fail your MOT test.