Ever been late because you had to stop for petrol when you thought you had enough for the trip? If you find that’s happening a bit more than it should, it might be time to start thinking about your fuel efficiency, and whether something’s going on that’s causing you to burn through more petrol than you should.
Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems help you maintain better fuel efficiency.
One of the many causes of poor fuel efficiency is underinflated tyres. It makes a lot of sense when you think about it. If there isn’t enough pressure in your tyres, then they will deform more when the roll, which means that they’re being scraped across the ground and that it takes more effort to get the tyre back to where it started each time.
In addition to the problems with fuel efficiency, you’re also going to find that being dragged against the road makes your tyres wear out faster, which means you spend more money replacing tyres and you’re also more likely to have a blowout. Worse, worn-down tyres can be a safety risk, since they have reduced traction so it’s harder to stop quickly and easier to lose control of your vehicle.
All of this means that it’s crucial to ensure that your tyres are properly inflated. The conventional way to do this is just regularly checking by hand and pumping up those tyres if the pressure levels are lower (or higher) than what they should be. But it’s arduous, repetitive, and often thankless work: if you check your tyre pressure and find that it’s perfectly fine, then you have to face the fact that you’ve just wasted your time. The boring and unrewarding nature of this chore means that a lot of us don’t check our tyre pressure often enough.
Fortunately, the TPMS offers and efficient technological solution. Using tyre sensors to directly measure the pressure levels inside your tyres, the system uses a light and an alarm to inform you when your pressure levels are outside a desired range. That way you can immediately take action and inflate your tyres without driving on improperly inflated tyres for an extended period of time, but you also won’t be stuck regularly checking tyre pressure when there’s no need for you to do so. With a tyre pressure monitor, you strike the perfect balance – both in terms of your tyre pressure and in terms of how often you need to do things.