Vehicle safety has come a long way in recent years and one of the most important safety features is the TPMS system. But what exactly is TPMS? In this blog post we’ll take a detailed look at TPMS and how it can keep you and your family safe on the road.
TPMS stands for tire pressure monitoring system. It’s a system that is designed to monitor the air pressure in your tires and provide an early warning if the pressure is low. TPMS systems can be either direct or indirect. Direct TPMS systems have sensors that are mounted on each tire while indirect TPMS systems use the vehicle’s ABS system to monitor tire pressure.
TPMS systems are required on all new cars sold in the United States since 2008. The system must be able to warn the driver if any tire is 25% or more below the recommended air pressure.
There are a few different types of TPMS systems but the most common is the tire-pressure monitoring sensor (TPMS). TPMS sensors are mounted on each tire and use pressure-sensitive transmitters to send tire pressure information to a receiver mounted on the vehicle.
TPMS sensors use battery-powered radios to transmit tire pressure information to a receiver mounted on the vehicle. The receiver uses this information to calculate the pressure in each tire and display the pressure on a dash-mounted display.
The pressure in each tire is constantly monitored and if the pressure drops below a certain threshold the TPMS system will warn the driver with a warning light on the dash.
If you see the TPMS warning light on your dash it’s important to check your tires as soon as possible and add air if needed. Driving on underinflated tires can be dangerous and can lead to tire failure.
TPMS systems are an important safety feature that can help you avoid aflat tire. Be sure to check your tires regularly and add air if needed to keep your tires properly inflated.
What does TPMS stand for in a car?
tire pressure monitoring system