What is a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) sensor?
A Tyre Pressure sensor is a small programmable electronic device fitted in the rim of your tyre, designed to monitor the air pressures inside the tyres of various vehicles. This tyre sensor directly gauges the pressure inside a tyre constantly and feeds in PSI, directly through low-frequency radio waves, to the vehicle. The tyre pressure sensor is a small part of a bigger system known as the Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, or TPMS for short.
Most TPMS are smart systems designed for smart cars. They have multiple components all working together towards monitoring the tyre pressure and alerting the central unit if the pressure is below par.
These different components include:
- A direct Tyre Pressure Sensor.
- A low pressure warning control unit
- A buzzer.
- A dash board display
Why is it important to maintain a normal tyre pressure?
Maintaining an optimum tyre pressure is essential as it can save you from dire situations. A normal tyre pressure of 35 psi is essential because of several factors.
- A normal tyre pressure enhances tyre life – a tyre running on low pressure leads to accelerated wear that leads to early tyre replacement. Maintaining a normal tyre pressure can help prolong your tyre health significantly.
- Under-inflated tyres when travelling generate excessive heat that can damage the tyre, once again needing replacement.
- A below normal tyre pressure can not only decrease the quality of a ride, it can also put your life in danger.
Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) sensors by Tyre Station Slough.
Our TPMS sensors are a perfect fit for all types of vehicles. These TPMS sensors provide safety and efficiency that is unmatched by any other brand out there. Tyre Station Slough provides you with sensors that not only detect low pressures but also warn you if it goes down dangerously, potentially saving you from a troublesome situation. These sensors have built in batteries that are made to last for several years before they need replacement.