As tires have evolved, so has the tire valve. Many vehicles now have a valve stem with sensor that accurately measures TPMS and will warn the driver when any one or more of the tires is significantly underinflated.
A tire begins to lose its ability to manage a vehicle’s weight when pressure drops as little as five percent. As a result, steering, braking, and suspension all suffer. If the pressure drops too low, the tire can fail resulting in a complete loss of control.
There are currently two different types of systems employed by car manufacturers. An ‘indirect’ TPMS uses the car’s ABS system to calculate the difference in tire circumference and gauge inflation pressure. A ‘direct’ TPMS employs an electronic sensor inside the tire itself (usually part of the valve stem). It continually monitors inflation pressure and relays this data to the car’s on-board computer system.
Please note that new sensors need to be installed with a second set of wheels.
Mechanical parts installed at a Kal Tire location will be covered for a period of 12 months, parts and labour.
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