Taking good care of your tires requires more than just regular rotations and balances — maintaining consistent tire pressure is also vital to the overall performance of your vehicle and the safety of you and your passengers.
Below are just a few of the benefits of keeping your car’s tire pressure at the manufacturer’s recommended level:
- Improve vehicle’s maneuverability
- Decrease tire’s tread wear
- Reduce vehicle’s braking distance
- Improve vehicle’s fuel economy
- And much more
Types of Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems We Service
In 2000, Congress passed the TREAD (Transportation Recall Enhancement, Accountability and Documentations) Act, which mandated that all vehicles on the road be equipped with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System or TPMS. A Tire Pressure Monitoring System continuously monitors the air pressure in your tires and informs you of any discrepancies via a dashboard indicator light.
Today, you will find one of two types of TPMS in your car, truck or SUV:
Direct Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems
Direct Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems use sensors on the inside tire assembly to transmit tire pressure information to your vehicle’s computer.
Indirect Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems
Indirect Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems gauge tire pressure through your vehicle’s Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) by measuring the difference in diameter of each tire.
Monitor Your Tire Pressure with Help from Colony Tire
At Colony Tire, we have experience working with both Direct TPMS and Indirect TPMS systems. When you bring your vehicle in for TPMS service, our certified NC and VA mechanics will run a system of tests to ensure your Tire Pressure Monitoring System is operating at maximum efficiency.
If the tests reveal any parts that need to be replaced (such as valve cores, valve nuts, seals, seal washers or valve caps) or tire failure, we will gladly handle all of these repairs as well, providing you with new tires, as needed.
Find your local Colony Tire auto shop and schedule an appointment for TPMS service today! We have locations in Fayetteville, New Bern, Greenville, Elizabeth City, Ahoskie, Edenton, Plymouth, Williamston and Wilson, NC. Vehicle owners in Virginia can also visit us in Richmond, Norfolk, Newport News or Suffolk.