Visit Larry’s New & Used Tires at either our Jonesboro or Riverdale locations if you are having problem with your tire pressure. TPMS reports and monitors the air pressure in your tires. Our professionals will help if you are having problems with the air pressure in your vehicle. Having accurate data of the air pressure in your tires is important and also helps keep your vehicle in working order.
A TPMS or “Tire Pressure Monitoring System” electronically monitors the air pressure inside your tires. Depending on your vehicle, the TPMS reports the tire-pressure information, through a gauge, a pictogram display, or a low-pressure warning light. This system can be divided into two different types—Direct (dTPMS) as well as Indirect (iTPMS). As of September 1, 2007, the TREAD (Transportation Recall Enhanced Accountability and Documentation) Act requires that all vehicles sold in the U.S. be equipped with one of these types.

Direct TPMS

reports tire pressure in real-time through pressure sensors installed directly in the valve of each tire.

Indirect TPMS

uses the car’s anti-lock braking systems (ABS) to approximate tire pressure. Since tire inflation levels affect tire rotation, indirect TPMS also relies on the differences in wheel rotation to detect under-inflation.

Benefits:

  • Avoid traffic accidents: Recognize under-inflated tires before they malfunction and create an accident.
  • Extend tire life: Under inflation contributes to heat buildup, tire disintegration, ply separation and sidewall/casing breakdowns.
  • Improve safety: Properly inflated tires add stability, greater handling, and braking efficiencies while providing better safety for the driver, the vehicle, and others on the road.

Having trouble with your TPMS? Give us a call today and our professional team will take care of it for you. Schedule a time to visit Larry’s New & Used Tires at either our Jonesboro or Riverdale location, so we can examine your tire pressure and find a solution to your problem.