How TPMS Sensors Work For You

TPMS sensors are devices that monitor the air pressure in your car’s tires. Here’s how they work:

  1. Sensor Installation: TPMS sensors are installed inside each tire or on the tire’s valve stem. In some vehicles, the sensors are part of the valve stem assembly.
  2. Pressure Monitoring: These sensors constantly measure the air pressure within the tire. They send real-time pressure data to the vehicle’s onboard computer.
  3. Warning System: When the TPMS sensors detect that the tire pressure has dropped below a predetermined threshold (usually 25% below the recommended pressure), they trigger a warning light on the car’s dashboard.
  4. Alert to the Driver: The TPMS warning light serves as an alert to the driver to check the affected tire(s) and adjust the pressure accordingly. Proper inflation helps ensure safety, handling, and tire longevity.

Overall, TPMS sensors play a crucial role in maintaining proper tire pressure, enhancing vehicle safety, and preventing issues related to underinflated tires. Regularly monitoring and responding to TPMS warnings help keep your car operating optimally and reduce the risk of tire-related accidents.