Saturday, May 18, 2013

What is a TPMS Sensor?

A Tire Pressure Monitor Sensor (TPMS) is an electronic sensor located on the valve stem of your tires, designed to monitor the air pressure on various types of vehicles. They have increasingly become popular on newer vehicles for a number of reasons. The TPMS sensor shows information to the driver of the vehicle by a gauge, pictogram display, or a simple low-pressure warning light. They can be provided by the manufacturer as Original Equipment or aftermarket parts.

The reason for these sensors is to avoid traffic accidents due to under-inflated tires by early recognition of the malfunction of tires, and also reducing rolling resistance thus increasing overall fuel efficiency. At this time, you currently do not need your TPMS sensor to be off in order to pass state inspection.

If you have a TPMS sensor light on, stop by the Auto Clinic so we can take care of it for you!

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