Any vehicle, no matter how feature-packed and well furnished it is, is of no importance if its tyres are not correctly inflated. Insufficient tyre pressure can result in numerous difficulties, and one should regularly check whether their car tyres are properly inflated or not.
It takes no extra effort to ensure that nowadays every vehicle is equipped with a TPMS sensor. Should your tyre units leak, this sensor will immediately inform you that a tyre is losing its pressure. But what should you do when you can see that your car units have low pressure, but the sensor is not indicating that, come to Peter's Auto Repairs Ltd.
Our skilled technicians will examine both your vehicle tyres and the sensor, followed by which they will do the needful. To avoid such situations here are certain causes of tyre deflation that you should avoid.
- Excessive wearing of tyres.
- Tyre delamination due to overheating.
- Overinflation leading to a blowout.
- Tyre puncture.
- Hitting a kerb.
- Tyre bead leaks.
- A leakage in the tyre valve.
Should you come across your TPMS warning light glowing, get your car units checked without any delay. It is because a compromised tyre can cause numerous problems for both you and your vehicle.
Major problems caused by a tyre with insufficient tyre pressure
Reduction in fuel economy
A deflated, as well as an over inflated tyre, can affect your car’s fuel economy drastically. The fuel of a sedan can decrease by 5% should its tyre pressure drop by as less as 6psi. If you do not wish to spend a fortune on buying fuel for your car, change the deflated units as soon as your vehicle’s TPMS sensor indicates it.
An increase in braking distance
An over-inflated or under-inflated tyre rolls at a different speed than the other tyres, this can cause your car to stop at a greater distance than usual. This increase in stopping distance can prove to be extremely dangerous if the change in tyre pressure goes unnoticed. Thus, we recommend a regular check-up of your TPMS valve to ensure your safety.
Excessive tyre wear and tear
Under-inflated units tend to wear out quicker than tyres that have the proper amount of pressure. It happens because the rolling resistance is increased with a decrease in pressure. Know that the wearing of your car tyres is because of deflation if they have worn out mainly from the sides.
Avoid the issues mentioned above by opting for a regular tyre check done at our workshop. However, if you have come across a damaged TPMS system, Peter's Auto Repairs Ltd recommends you to avail our TPMS sensor replacement service, ensuring that a deflated tyre is never left unnoticed.
We also do not suggest you replace your TPMS or its batteries on your own. Do not expect a reliable answer from the internet when you search “how to replace TPMS sensor battery”. Instead, visit our experts to get the sensor change done by professional technicians.