What is TPMS?

A Tire Pressure Monitoring System or TPMS is an electronic system for monitoring the air pressure in a vehicle tire and automatically transmitting a warning to the driver in the event of an under or over inflated tire. These systems have been legislated to be progressively installed on all new passenger carrying US vehicles and a similar move is taking place worldwide.

What is a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)?

A tire pressure monitoring system or TPMS is an electronic system for monitoring the air pressure in a vehicle tire and automatically transmitting a warning to the driver in the event of an under or over inflated tire. These systems have been legislated to be progressively installed on all new passenger carrying US vehicles and a similar move is taking place worldwide.

  • Majority of systems use Direct tire sensors which transmit real time tire pressure information
  • Sensors are physical pressure transducers attached to the back of the valve stem or banded to the wheel
  • Automotive Manufacturers (US, Asian & European) utilise a multitude of Sensor Designs which can be confusing
  • There is no common technical standard for the sensors

Why is there a need for Tire Pressure Monitoring?

Tire Pressure Monitoring helps drivers to properly maintain their vehicle tires, improves vehicle safety and aid fuel efficiency. As most drivers only check their tires at service intervals and when problems occur there is significant scope for fuel savings and efficiencies.

  • Driver & Passenger Safety
  • Reduction of uneven Tire Wear
  • Fuel Economy
  • Reduced Tire Replacement

What is a Tire Pressure Monitoring System Tool (TPMS Tool)?

There is no common standard for the TPMS sensors with variations including frequencies, modulations, data structure, communications protocols, mechanical fitment and many other factors. The sensors also transmit data such as their unique sensor ID, temperature and pressure, battery life and other diagnostic information. This data is sent to the Engine Control Unit (ECU) or specific receiver on the vehicle. Those vehicles which have graphical displays of the TPMS positions can then show on which wheel there is a problem. Bartec has a range of products designed to meet the complete scope of requirements for diagnosing TPMS problems thereby limiting liability before repairing them.

  • The TPMS Tool can be used to re-train or register new sensors with the vehicle ECU
  • Rotate TPMS wheels and tires
  • Ensure the correct replacement sensor is fitted
  • Turn off the TPMS warning light and several other important functions

 

Please browse our website for more information about Bartec USA LLC and our range of TPMS Tools and our professional Tire Pressure Monitoring System support, then call toll free 855 877 9732 and speak to one of our team or e-mail us at sales@bartecusa.com.