Restore TPMS Performance for Safe Driving
The Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) is an electronic system designed to detect under inflated tires. The TPMS has been a requirement on light motor vehicles in the United States since 2007, as documented in the TREAD Act.
When the TPMS detects an under inflated tire, it alerts the driver with a dashboard warning light. This alert provides the driver with more time to react.
I'm Worried My TPMS Isn't Working: If your TPMS isn't working, the service technicians at River City Tire & Automotive are here to help. We repair and replace TPMS sensors, diagnose malfunctioning systems, and reset warning lights in the event of an incorrect trigger.
We specialize in diagnosing and repairing problems with your TPMS.Our team of skilled auto technicans have the experience and knowledge necessary to ensure we will figure out the problem with your TPMS and restore it to it's full functionality.
In the event that your TPMS cannot be repaired, we also sell sensors in house at an affordable rate. We know that it can be a real bummer to have to invest in new sensors and parts for your vehicle, so we offer the best prices around for this necessary piece of equipment.
Your TPMS is important to preserving the safety of your vehicle, and your person, and it is also required by law to have it present in your tires. Avoid disaster, and breaking the law, by purchasing a TPMS from River City Tire & Automotive
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Direct TPMS vs Indirect TPMS
There are two primary types of Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems: Direct (dTPMS) and Indirect (iTPMS). River City Tire & Automotive services both types, explained in more detail below.
Direct TPMS: Most vehicles have a dTPMS. In this system, each tire gets its own sensor located on the inside or outside of the tire. The individual sensors report to your car's on-board computer. A dTPMS often works with batteries. As a result, tire sensors have a limited lifespan. However, most systems only record data when your vehicle is running in an effort 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. This is because an under inflated tire has an overall diameter that is less than a properly inflated tire. As a result, the under inflated tire needs to rotate faster to cover the same distance as the properly inflated tires. If the iTPMS identifies a tire rotating at a different speed, it alerts you to an inflation problem. Your iTPMS may also be able to catch over inflated tires since they rotate more slowly than the other tires.
3 Good Reasons to Repair the TPMS
The Tire Pressure Monitoring System is a valuable part of your car for more than one reason, including:
- Road Safety: An early warning about a flat tire can make a big difference. With a TPMS alert, you have more time to react to the situation and get your car off the road for safety and before you cause damage to the wheel.
- Tire Life: When a tire isn't at the correct inflation level, the tread wears faster and the tire doesn't provide you with as good of a defense against road hazards
- Tire Performance: A properly inflated tire provides better wet and dry handling; underinflated tires make it easier to hydroplane, crash from a tire blowout, or skid on a curve.
If you need a TPMS service, contact River City Tire & Automotive. We serve Davenport, IA, Bettendorf, IA, Eldridge, IA, and surrounding areas. Call (563) 386-2700, or contact us for more information.