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Help! My TPMS Monitor Isn’t Providing Accurate Readings

TPMS Monitor Isn't Providing Accurate Readings

Tyre pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) have revolutionised automotive safety! Taking the guesswork out of tyre maintenance, a TPMS is designed to alert you the moment there’s any significant changes in tyre inflation. Not only does this enhance your vehicle’s handling and fuel efficiency, but it also helps prevent dangerous blowouts and accidents.

But with all electronic devices, sometimes they just don’t work as they should. Here we’re going to look into the common culprits behind TPMS issues and equip you with the knowledge to return it to proper working order.

Troubleshooting and Rectifying TPMS Problems

If your TPMS isn’t providing an accurate reading, here’s a few common causes to be aware of:

A Sensor Malfunction – TPMS sensors can degrade over time due to a number of factors including corrosion and physical damage. A malfunctioning sensor is one of the main reasons for inaccurate readings.

If you suspect you have a sensor malfunction, have your TPMS inspected by a qualified technician or automotive professional. They will be able confirm the problem and replace any faulty sensors to restore accurate readings.

Low Battery Power – TPMS sensors rely on batteries to function correctly. Like all batteries, over time they can lose power, affecting their ability to transmit accurate readings.

Most TPMS sensors have a battery lifespan of 5-10 years. If your vehicle is reaching this age range, you should have your sensors inspected and replaced if needed.

Calibration Issues – When a TPMS is not calibrated correctly or has been improperly calibrated it can lead to inaccurate pressure readings. Also, changes in tyre size or pressure settings can cause discrepancies between actual pressure and the readings.

If you’ve recently replaced or rotated your tyres, make sure your system is recalibrated to reflect these changes. Start your vehicle and drive for at least 10 minutes to allow the monitor to adjust to the settings.

Don’t Let TPMS Issues Affect Your Driving Experience

A TPMS is a vital safety feature in modern vehicles, and when it’s working correctly, it can help you avoid potentially dangerous situations like blowouts, as well as uneven tyre wear and poor fuel efficiency. But when a TPMS malfunctions, it can be a real headache!

Whether it’s a faulty sensor, a low battery or a system error, there are simple solutions available to get your TPMS performing accurately once again.

The team at Safe T Tyre is here to help with any trouble shooting information you may need regarding our TPMS products. With our expert guidance, you’ll be back on the road in no time, cruising the streets with confidence!

For more information or to purchase a new TPMS, get in touch with us today by calling 1800 499 383 or enquire online now.