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Under Pressure

Air Pressure Gauge

“Under Pressure” is more than just a song by David Bowie and Queen, it’s also the condition of the inside of your tyres. However, the important question is this: exactly how much pressure. Tyre pressure relates directly to tyre performance, with underinflated tyres having worse handling, wearing out faster, and taking longer to stop. Given those factors, it’s easy to understand why it’s important for both financial reasons and personal safety to keep your tyres properly inflated.

Unfortunately, most of the time, we only check our tyre pressure when something’s already gone wrong – maybe there’s been a blowout, or one of your tyres is woefully flat. It’s like only going to the doctor when you’re sick. But as the adage goes, prevention is better than cure – and that’s why you should get a tyre pressure monitoring system.

A TPMS is the best way to keep track of your tyre pressure. There’s a little alarm that will sound as soon as the air in your tyres falls below a specified pressure level, so that you know as soon as your tyres are less than healthy and before they start showing dangerous symptoms of deflated-itis. How does the alarm know your tyre pressure? The alarm is connected to tyre sensors on your wheels, which measure the state of your tyres – specifically, the pressure. And while these sensors might sound difficult to install, they’re actually so simple to add to your vehicle than even a kid can do it.

Really, this technology is equivalent to having regular check ups at the doctor or dentist. Like you, the health of your vehicle is important, and I know that if I could get a painless machine that told me whenever I had a vitamin deficiency, I definitely would. This just the same – if your tyres are lacking pressure, you deserve to know – and now you can get the technology to help you find out