We might not like to admit it, but our species is by and large, pretty lazy. Think of all the many inventions we’ve designed just to avoid putting in a tiny bit extra effort. TV remotes, so we don’t have to get up from the couch. Fast food, and microwavable dinners if you can’t be bothered preparing a meal – hell, these days you can order straight to your door with an app, without even having to pick up the phone and interact with other people. Roombas, because it’s easier to get a robot to vacuum your floor than to do it yourself.
And of course, vehicles are no exception when it comes to little modifications designed to make things easier. We’ve got automatic transmission, cruise control, remote locking. And we appreciate those things. The truth is that if something is too much effort, we just end up procrastinating and avoiding it – even it it’s important. Think about all the people who put off medical appointments, or going to the dentist, or taking their car in for a service. And while we’re listing things that are irritating and we like to procrastinate, let’s not forget our tyres.
Checking – and correcting – tyre pressure is a pain in the backside. Half the time, it feels pointless, because you do it only to discover that everything’s fine and you wasted your time. But when everything isn’t fine, then you won’t know unless you check. And in the meantime, underinflated or overinflated tyres wear out quicker, are less fuel efficient, and have poorer handling.
Technology can save you time and effort with the tyre pressure monitoring system.
Using tyre sensors to directly measure the pressure levels inside your tyres, a TPMS will alert you when you need to take action, so you can relax the rest of the time. Checking your tyre pressure is no longer a regular chore, but a task to be done when you know it needs to be done. That little shift transforms it from a potentially fruitless, tiresome activity to something that you can fix quickly and then get on with the rest of your life. With a light and an alarm to tell you when the pressure is too high or too low, a TPMS does the boring job of handling your tyre pressure – so you don’t have to.