A TPMS consists of built-in sensors which monitor tyre pressure and notify the vehicle’s driver of any issues. A revolutionary safety device, a TPMS offers a multitude of benefits yet many drivers are unaware of how they work and what is required when tyres are replaced. At Safe T Tyre, we strive to provide the best TPMS products, at the most competitive prices so that all Australian motorists can keep their vehicles safer. Read on to learn more about tyre pressure monitoring systems, what happens when you change your tyres and when you might need to replace your sensors.
There Are Two Types of TPMS
Direct TPMS reports real-time pressure readings by gathering data directly from the tyre via four dedicated pressure sensors in the tyre valves. Indirect TPMS uses the Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) to approximate air pressure. Motorists must drive a substantial distance before an alert will be generated.
Does the TPMS Automatically Reset When Tyres Are Replaced?
It depends on which type of TPMS is fitted to your vehicle. A direct TPMS use an automatic readjusting system, this allows the vehicle to reset the sensor once tyres have been changed. It takes the vehicle a short distance to work out the pressure reading and then adjust the sensors to the new pressures. An indirect TPMS is slightly more difficult. In most cases, the system needs to be manually reset. If this step is not done, the TPMS will continue to show the low-pressure warning light on the dashboard.
When Do I Need to Replace My TPMS Sensors?
Just because you replace your tyres, it doesn’t mean you need to replace your TPMS sensors. High quality TPMS are robust and long-lasting. You will only need to replace your TPMS sensors if:
- The valves are old and have suffered corrosion
- They have suffered any damage – damage can occur from colliding with a kerb at the wrong angle or by putting air into your tyres too aggressively.
- The battery life is nearing the end. All TPMS sensors operate via a battery, and these batteries have a lifespan of anywhere between 5 and 10 years. Once the battery runs out, depending on your specific TPMS, you might need to change the entire system or just the individual sensors.
Stay Safe on the Road with a Safe T Tyre TPMS
Get a real-time understanding of your tyre pressure as you cruise to your destination. Our tyre pressure monitoring system includes a clear, easy to read, 3.5in LCD monitor that secures to your windscreen and gives an audible alarm if it detects a sudden change in tyre pressure. Whether you drive a car, truck, 4WD or regularly tow a caravan or trailer, our TPMS can monitor up to 22 tyres ensuring you safely arrive at your destination, every time.
Need TPMS advice or support? For more information or to purchase a TPMS today, get in touch with us online or by calling our friendly team on 1800 876 700.