Learn What Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems Do

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Tyson Boyer with Dill Air Controls explains what Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems or TPMS do.

    Tyson Boyer: Hi I'm Tyson Boyer with Dill Air Controls; today I'm talking about the importance of your Tire Pressure Monitoring System in your car.

    Have you seen the Tire Pressure Monitoring System light on in your vehicle quite simply the Tire Pressure Monitoring System alerts you with this light, when the air pressure in one or more of your tires go slow.

    Its job is to notify you, when your air pressure is getting dangerously low, and we know that maintaining proper air pressure will maximize your tires life, improve your fuel economy and make you vehicle handle properly on the road.

    Since model year 2008, all passenger vehicle's weighing 10,000 pounds or less have a Tire Pressure Monitoring System in them as required by federal law.

    Quite a few vehicles prior to 2008 had the system as well. There is a Tire Pressure Sensor inside each wheel. In most vehicles it is attached to the back of the valve stem.

    When the air pressure in one or more of yours tires drops at least 25% below the vehicle recommended setting as shown on your Driver Door Placard. The Tire Pressure Monitoring System warning light will show up on your dashboard, so you can address the issue immediately.

    Caution, a tire can loose as much as 50% of its inflation pressure and not appear to look flat.

    Driving on under inflated tires can eventually result in tire failure and loss of vehicle control. You wouldn't cut the seat belt at yours child's car seat. Would you? Don't ignore your tire pressure monitoring light and be sure to check your air pressure monthly. And before any long trip to minimize the chances of your Tire Pressure Monitoring light coming on, for more expert advice and service, visit your authorized Tire Service Centre.