TPMS stands for Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems, also known as tire pressure monitoring system. It is an electronic system that measures tire pressure. The measurement can be done via a pressure sensor in the wheel, or via the ABS sensor. A TPMS system is mandatory from 1 November 2014 in vehicles produced from then on. The tire pressure system ensures that:
- safety is increased (you will be notified when the tire pressure is too low)
- fuel consumption does not increase due to low tire pressure
- no incorrect tire wear occurs due to too high or too low tire pressure
How does TPMS work?
The information is sent to the TPMS control unit in the car. You will then see the information about the tire pressure via the dashboard.
A TPMS system also requires service when the warning light is on. Causes are often an empty battery or an electronic defect. A mechanical defect may also have occurred. Since the introduction of TPMS, many people run into summer tires and winter tires change. Sensors must be read, activated and programmed. This is possible with Autel TPMS tools.