Invest in the Future of any Vehicle with TPMS - Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems

September 23rd, 2014

tire-pressure-tpmsAs most drivers can contest firsthand, tires are not invincible. Composed from many separate layers of steel-encased rubber fabrics and durable materials, tires eventually wear down and can cause vehicle owners costly repairs or even replacement. Understanding what measures should be taken to properly maintain tires will both lengthen tire life and support vehicle functionality and longevity. Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) introduce revolutionary tire protection technology to constantly report on tire pressure in each tire for vehicle safety and sustainability.

Without assistance from a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), tires become more susceptible to avoidable damages due to low tire pressure. In the United States, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports, roughly one in four vehicles are driving with under-inflated tires. Other reports reveal about 200 vehicle related fatalities annually are due to tire-related accidents. Ensure tire reliability and personal safety by installing a state-of-the-art Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).

If tire pressure is not correctly maintained, rubber is involuntarily stretched past elastic limits and steel reinforcement cords are permanently damaged. As this occurs, bonds between tire components are weakened, potentially resulting in both tire and vehicle harm or failure. While tires typically do not fail immediately from poor tire pressure, tires will likely experience irreparable damage which can be costly.  Avoid these complications with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).  

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards now require installation of Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems in all new trucks, passenger cars, multipurpose passenger vehicles and buses to protect driver safety. This mandatory legislation has reintroduced tire pressure safety to drivers with the hopes of making vehicle owners aware of dangers caused by driving with underinflated tires.

Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) also offer drivers an advantage to raise their fuel economy as well as prevent tire failure. Current statistics from The Department of Transportation estimate low tire pressure can be the source of nearly 5 million gallons of fuel wasted per day. By installing a Tire Pressure Monitoring System you can save money at the pump.

Lowered tire pressure is a natural occurrence for all tires, on any vehicle. Seasonal changes and routine driving habits will cause ordinary pressure loss that should be addressed whenever tire pressure is not complying with vehicle standards. Never ignore pressure loss!  Tires should be maintained regularly to guarantee functionality. For optimum safety and drivability, consult your tire and auto repair professional for information about what Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) is best for your vehicle! 

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