If you drive a newer car, you probably have what’s called a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) installed. TPMS is an electronic system inside the tire that monitors air pressure. If your tires are under- or over-inflated, the TPMS activates a warning light on your dashboard. Generally speaking, when the light is steady it means you need to have your tire pressure checked. When the light is flashing, it means you need to have your TPMS checked.
As part of the U.S. TREAD Act, all cars model year 2008 or newer are equipped with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System, which includes sensors mounted in each tire to continuously measure pressure and alert drivers when severe under-inflation is detected.
TERMS TO KNOW:
TPMS Repair: This service kit is recommended each time a tire is repaired or replaced. It includes installing a new TPMS Service (repair) Kit, including grommet nut, grommet, valve cap and valve core. We’re required to replace the TPMS service kit if the TPMS sensor is removed during a tire replacement or repair.
TPMS Reset: This service includes resetting the TPMS system and is free of charge when you get new tires or have your existing tires rotated.
TPMS Sensor Replacement: This service includes replacing a TPMS sensor when it’s time for a new one. Keep Existing TPMS Service Kit: If you opt to not purchase a new TPMS Service Kit, we’ll dismount and mount your tires without removing the TPMS sensor from the wheel. If you see the TPMS light, stop by Ballerz Inc Online for a free tire pressure check.
TPMS takes the guesswork out of accurate tire pressure. It automatically lets you know when pressure is low, which keeps you safer, protects your tires from damage and improves your MPGs.
How to protect your TPMS for the long haul:
- Avoid road hazards like potholes and curbsides
- Keep your car battery charged and healthy
- Maintain your tires — an important effort for many reasons, not the least of which is so you can avoid flat tires, which can damage your TPMS