Benefits of TPMS
Hometyre can supply and fit an aftermarket TPMS system to your car, van, caravan or trailer to give you peace of mind. The system includes professionally fitted sensors inside each wheel and a remote display fitted to the car. Each sensor will display the tyre pressure and warn of any loss of pressure to help keep you safe. Call us today on 0333 444 5454 for more information and cost or get more information online here.
The dynamic behavior of a pneumatic tyre is closely connected to its inflation pressure. Key factors like braking distance and lateral stability require the inflation pressures to be adjusted and kept as specified by the vehicle manufacturer. Extreme under-inflation can even lead to thermal and mechanical overload caused by overheating and subsequent, sudden destruction of the tyre itself. Additionally, fuel efficiency and tyre wear are severely affected by under-inflation. Tyres do not only leak air if punctured, they also leak air naturally, and over a year, even a typical new, properly mounted tire can lose from 20 to 60 kpa (3 to 9 psi), roughly 10% or even more of its initial pressure.
The significant advantages of TPMS are summarised as follows:
Fuel savings: According to the DoT, for every 10% of under-inflation on each tyre on a vehicle, a 1% reduction in fuel economy will occur. In the United States alone, the Department of Transportation estimates that under inflated tyres waste 2 billion US gallons (7,600,000 m3) of fuel each year.
Extended tyre life: Under inflated tyres are the number 1 cause of tyre failure and contribute to tyre disintegration, heat build up, ply separation and sidewall/casing breakdowns. It is important to note that not all sudden tyre failures are caused by under-inflation. Structural damages caused, for example, by hitting sharp curbs or potholes, can also lead to sudden tyre failures, even a certain time after the damaging incident. These cannot be proactively detected by any TPMS.
Installing the TPMS for vehicles will cut the costly hours of downtime caused by under-inflated tyres. It will also reduce the maintenance hassle as you don’t need to undergo the hassle of checking the tire pressure with a manual gauge.
Improved safety: Under-inflated tires lead to tread separation and tyre failure, resulting in 40,000 accidents, 33,000 injuries and over 650 deaths per year. Further, tyres properly inflated add greater stability, handling and braking efficiencies and provide greater safety for the driver, the vehicle, the loads and others on the road.
Environmental efficiency: Under-inflated tyres, as estimated by the Department of Transportation, release over 26 billion kilograms (57.5 billion pounds) of unnecessary carbon-monoxide pollutants into the atmosphere each year in the United States alone.
Further statistics include:
The French Sécurité Routière, a road safety organization, estimates that 9% of all road accidents involving fatalities are attributable to tire under-inflation, and the German DEKRA, a product safety organization, estimated that 41% of accidents with physical injuries are linked to tyre problems.
The European Union reports that an average under-inflation of 40 kPa produces an increase of fuel consumption of 2% and a decrease of tyre life of 25%. The European Union concludes that tyre under-inflation today is responsible for over 20 million litres of unnecessarily-burned fuel, dumping over 2 million tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere, and for 200 million tyres being prematurely wasted worldwide.
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