Taking proper care of your tires requires more than just regular rotations and balances. Maintaining consistent tire pressure is also vital to the overall performance of your vehicle and the safety of you and your passengers. A Tire Pressure Monitoring System continuously monitors the air pressure in your tires and informs you of any discrepancies via a dashboard indicator light.
Below are just a few of the benefits of keeping your car’s tire pressure at the manufacturer’s recommended level:
In 2000, Congress passed the TREAD (Transportation Recall Enhancement, Accountability and Documentations) Act, which mandated that all vehicles on the road be equipped with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System or TPMS.
Today, you will find one of two types of TPMS in your car, truck or SUV:
Direct Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems utilize sensors on the inside tire assembly to transmit tire pressure information to your vehicle’s computer.
Indirect Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems gauge tire pressure through your vehicle’s Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) by measuring the difference in diameter of each tire.
At Colony Tire, we have experience working with both Direct TPMS and Indirect TPMS systems. When you bring your vehicle in for TPMS service, our certified mechanics will run a system of tests to ensure your Tire Pressure Monitoring System is operating at maximum efficiency.
If the tests reveal any parts that need to be replaced (such as valve cores, valve nuts, seals, seal washers or valve caps) or indicates that a tire failure is inevitable, we will gladly handle all of these repairs as well. If we’re unable to repair the tire pressure monitoring system in your tires, we’ll happy to recommend to you a replacement set of premium tires, at a price you can afford.