There are all sorts of reasons to get a tyre pressure monitoring system, and many of them connect back to staying in control in some way, shape or form.
Tyre pressure monitors give you traction
They help you stay in control of your vehicle. If you want to avoid skidding or losing control on wet, slippery or uneven surfaces, then you need to make sure your tyres are in good condition. That means that they’re properly inflated – not too high pressure, not too low. And it also means that they’re not worn down, which is liable to happen if you’ve been driving for extended periods on underinflated tyres.
The obvious solution is not to keep driving on underinflated tyres. A pressure monitor ensures that you won’t be unwittingly driving on tyres you need to fix by alerting you as soon as the pressure goes outside a specified range.
A TPMS helps you turn crashes into near misses
If your tyres aren’t inflated the right amount, then your stopping distance when you brake will be longer as your tyres struggle to get a grip on the road. This can be the difference between just managing to get to a halt in time, and ramming right into an obstacle or another vehicle.
With a system designed to inform you with a light and an alarm if you need to take action, it becomes easier than ever to keep your tyres how they should be, with good treads and the right amount of pressure in them. So when someone comes out of nowhere or runs onto the road and you need to stop quickly, you’re more likely to stop before you have an accident.
Tyre sensors help you stay in control of your maintenance schedule
It’s pretty difficult for a person to tell whether or not their tyres are correctly inflated with the naked eye. Even by touch, without professional training it’s not really doable. That’s why many drivers regularly inflate their tyres, adjusting the pressure to the correct level at a service station.
Of course, there are all sorts of problems with this. One is that you might be doing it unnecessarily, ‘correcting’ your tyre pressure when you don’t really need to. Even worse, you might be driving for a while on badly inflated tyres without realising it. Tyre sensors help you regain control by ensuring that you can fix your pressure when you need it, and only when you need it.