Tyre pressure monitoring systems detect any changes in tyre pressure and alert the driver through a dashboard warning light or audible alarm. Like other automotive systems, the TPMS also requires a little care and maintenance to keep it in proper working order. Safe T Tyre is Australia’s favourite supplier of premium tyre pressure monitoring systems; we are working hard to ensure all drivers on Australian roads are driving with properly inflated tyres. Here we will take a closer look at what kind of maintenance a TPMS requires.
Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) contain a battery within each sensor, and this battery has a lifespan of 5-10 years, with an average of 7 years. When the battery is flat or is nearing the end of its life, the whole sensor will need to be replaced. As the sensors are wheel-mounted or valve-mounted, they are vulnerable to wear and tear or damage from potholes, debris or the weather. Damaged sensors will need to be replaced.
Checking the Electrics
All electronic equipment can fail or malfunction at one time or another. It’s important to have the electrical components inspected by a professional regularly. TPMS sensors transmit radio signals to a control unit, and occasionally the signals can be blocked by other radio signals on the same frequency. If a TPMS warning light is flashing sporadically, signalling a low tyre pressure when the inflation is in fact ok, or if you notice any abnormal warning lights or error messages, let your tyre specialist or automotive mechanic know.
When Should My TPMS Be Serviced?
It’s recommended that you always have your TPMS seen to by a qualified technician every time you change your tyres. A service will test the system to make sure it’s operating correctly. It’s important to keep in mind that the TPMS generally must be electronically reset after changing or replacing tyres. On some vehicles this is automatic, while others must be manually reset.
Manually Checking Your Tyre Pressure Regular
Tyre experts also recommend checking air pressure with a pressure gauge at least once a month. While a TPMS should alert you if there is a problem, it is a good idea to do occasional manual checks so you have peace of mind the TPMS sensors are functioning as they should.
Why Is It Important to Maintain the Recommended Tyre Pressure?
- Underinflated tyres wear faster. Correct pressure will increase the lifespan of your tyres.
- Correct inflation results in greater fuel efficiency.
- Properly inflated tyres have better grip and greater load-carrying capability.
- For a smooth ride, proper inflation is needed throughout all 4 tyres.
Purchasing a TPMS is an easy and affordable way to ensure you vehicle is safe. With many years of experience and expertise in service and in safety, at Safe-T-Tyre, we strive to deliver the best in tyre pressure monitoring technology. Whether you need a TPMS for cars and trucks, trailers, horse floats, caravans or recreational vehicles, you can have full confidence in our extensive range of premium tyre pressure monitoring systems. Get in touch with us online now to purchase yours or call us on 1800 876 700.