Welcome to part 3 in our series on Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems. For part 1, please click here, and for part 2, please click here.
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Indirect Monitoring Systems
Indirect systems use the car’s anti-lock braking system’s wheel speed sensors to determine rotational speed of one tire and compare it with another on the same vehicle. If one of the tires has a lower pressure level, the circumference changes enough to roll at slightly more revolutions per mile than the other 3 tires. Re ...[more]
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Direct Monitoring Systems
Direct TPMS use individual sensors/transmitters inside every tire and sometimes full size spare to transmit data to the control module. These sensors read temperature and internal pressure of the tire. The data received at the central control module is then scrutinized and if there are any issues with any of the tires the information is sent to the vehicle’s information system. The data is usually sent wirelessly as radio signal.
Because direct monitoring systems use sensors, they usually generate very accurate information and can alert you almost immediately if pressure in any of the tires falls below the recommended level. These types ...[more]
A Guide to Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (Part 1)
Would it not be nice to always know if you have the right tire pressure in your car’s tires? That is where Tire Pressure Monitoring systems come in handy. TPMS notifies drivers when their vehicle’s tires pressure is going flat or is low. This increases your general safety on road by enhancing your car’s handling, reducing breaking distance, decreasing tire wear, and battering fuel economy.
Most countries including the United Stated have a Motor Vehicle Safety Standard that requires installation of TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems) to warn drivers when a tire is under inflated. The standard applies to trucks, passenger cars, buses, and multipurpose passenger vehicles with a gross weight of 10,000 pounds or less. This does not include vehicles with dual wheels on an axle.