TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System)
TPMS Service in New Lenox, Schererville, and Steger
The TMPS (tire pressure monitoring system) is responsible for notifying you if one of your tires drops below the required air pressure needed for safe operation. Having low pressure in one or more tires can drastically impact the way your vehicle handles and lead to accidents.
There are two types of TPMS systems, direct and indirect. An indirect TPMS uses relative wheel rotational speed between tires to determine whether the air pressure is adequate. A direct TPMS, on the other hand, uses a sensor within the tire itself to monitor exact air pressure.
Each system serves the same purpose and has advantages and disadvantages. A direct TPMS is expensive to program and when the battery dies, the entire sensor has to be replaced. Direct TPMS is more accurate and can last ten years. Indirect TPMS is much less expensive to maintain but lacks the accuracy of its counterpart.
TPMS Service at Scotts U-Save
Regardless of the type of TPMS your car has, the team at Scott’s U-Save can repair or replace components to keep the system working as it should. The ASE-certified technicians and expert service advisors at our shops in New Lenox, IL, Schererville, IN, and Steger, IL are here to help. Give us a call or schedule an appointment today!