What if the vehicle you’re driving develops low tire pressure? Wouldn’t you want to be warned? Low tire pressure can create unsafe conditions in a hurry, particularly in bad weather.
Too little tire pressure will eventually cause catastrophic tire failure. Studies have shown that people operating their cars with too little air pressure in the tires is common.
Agencies of the Federal government require manufacturers to installation tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) that warn the driver when a tire is significantly underinflated. The standard applies to passenger cars, trucks, and other light commercial-type vehicles.
Keeping your tires at the correct pressure for your vehicle is an important factor in how much load its tires can safely carry. The correct pressure will [...]
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