The Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) provides an early alert when tire pressure levels drop from a puncture or cold temperatures.
There are two types of monitoring systems: direct TPMS (dTPMS) and indirect TPMS (iTPMS).
Braidan Wheel & Tire services both kinds.
When your TPMS alerts you to a problem caused by a road hazard, our service staff can assist. We provide flat tire repair when possible, and we have a wide selection of tires available if you need a replacement.
Direct TPMS: Most vehicles have a dTPMS. In this system, each tire gets its own sensor. Sensors can be located on the inside or outside of the tire. Each sensor reports to your on-board computer. A dTPMS often uses a battery and has a limited lifespan. Most systems only record data when your vehicle is running to make the battery last longer.
Indirect TPMS: An iTPMS monitors each tire's rotational speed to determine whether or not a tire is at proper inflation levels. Underinflated tires have an overall diameter that is less than properly inflated tires. As a result, the underinflated tire needs to rotate faster to cover the same distance as the other tires. If the iTPMS identifies a tire rotating at a different speed, it will alert you that there is an inflation problem. Your iTPMS may also be able to catch overinflated tires since they rotate more slowly than the other tires.
If you need TPMS assistance, contact Braidan Wheel & Tire today. We help motorists across Markham, ON, Toronto, ON, Thornhill, ON, and surrounding areas keep proper track of tire inflation levels. We have new TPMS sensors if you need a replacement, and we provide diagnostic and troubleshooting service if you suspect a problem with your dTPMS or iTPMS. Call 905-209-7979, or contact us for more information.
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