Just because you know how to change a tyre in theory, doesn’t mean that you want to end up doing it in practice. First of all, theory doesn’t translate to practice very well. You might find that you’re a little rusty, and that a skill you learned years ago doesn’t come that easily to you. But even more than that, there’s the simple fact that changing a tyre is hard work. It requires physical effort, heavy lifting, and you might get rubber stains on whatever you happen to be wearing. So when push comes to shove, you don’t want to be changing tyres unless you really have to.
A Tyre Pressure Monitoring System helps reduce the risk of a surprise flat tyre.
If your vehicle is getting regularly serviced, then someone else might replace the tyre for you. So the most likely situation where you’ll have to change your own tyre is if you get a surprise flat tyre. To minimise the chances of that happening, let’s think about the various factors that increase the danger of blowouts.
Key among those factors are improperly inflated tyres and worn-down tyres – and improperly inflated tyres wear out at a much faster rate. So if you want to ensure your tyres don’t go bust in the middle of a road trip, it’s paramount to keep them properly inflated at all times, so they aren’t getting worn down under your nose and running a higher risk of blowouts. And if you’re driving along the highway and don’t want to be constantly stopping to check tyre pressure at every service station, a TPMS can really come in handy.
The TPMS uses automated tyre sensors to constantly measure the pressure levels inside your tyres. That way, you don’t have to stop and take the time to check it by hand, which can be a real hassle. With a tyre pressure monitor, you’ll automatically know when your tyre pressure is too low or too high, and can pull over to do something about it straight away. Without it, you might be driving for hundreds of kilometres on badly inflated tyres, completely unawares. You’ll also never have to waste time checking your tyre pressure when it’s actually fine, so it’s a win-win situation.
So don’t risk unexpected flat tyres – look at getting a tyre pressure monitoring system for your vehicle.