Why TPMS technology is important for motorists

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Tyre pressure plays a vital role in ensuring motorists stay safe on the roads because it affects how a car brakes and handles when driving. For this reason, the introduction of the Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) is an important innovation, yet many vehicle owners are not aware of what it is or if they have it.

TPMS dashboard light

TPMS is a revolutionary safety feature that is mandatory on all cars manufactured after 1st November 2012 sends the driver a message as soon as they become too low.

etyres welcomes this safety innovation and has responded quickly to its introduction by ensuring it offers the ultimate TPMS service. All etyres mobile tyre fitters are equipped with specialist digital and diagnostic tools and are trained to check, replace and programme TPMS for all makes and models of vehicles that have this equipment.

Properly inflated tyres offer other benefits too, including making a car more fuel efficient, which saves drivers money at the pump. It also lowers carbon emissions, which lessens a vehicles environmental impact.

etyres has compiled a guide a TPMS guide which explains everything from the legislation surrounding its introduction to the benefits it offers motorists.

Some vehicle manufacturers, such as BMW and Mercedes, have been installing TPMS on their luxury vehicles since the 1990’s. It was not until 1st November 2012 that legislation came into force requiring all new passenger cars in the EU to have TPMS systems installed and it has only been compulsory on new vehicles registered from 1st November 2014.

TPMS is now part of the annual MOT test and applies to all cars registered after January 1st 2012. This means that a car registered after January 2012 with a faulty TPMS will fail an MOT.

For more information about TPMS, contact etyres National Sales Team on 0800 028 9000 or 0333 323 9000 for a low rate call from a mobile.

Denna Bowman, Head Office

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