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Performance Benefits of TPMS

The performance of all four tires on your vehicle will impact on the performance of braking. This is shown in the table below which shows how many feet can be gained or lost when the pressure in a tire is outside of the placard value.

  • Low Pressure = Higher Temperature, which can lead to permanent tire damage.

     
  • Stopping distance increases with lower tire pressure.

     
  • The performance of stopping distances in the wet is impacted greatly with incorrect tire pressures increasing your chances of a shunt with a car breaking in front of your vehicle.
     
  • The trials were carried out on the same model and make of car for consistency - Do you know you're safe stopping distance?

The Braking Distance results (in feet) from an NHTSA testing Stopping Distance from 60 mph. The surface types of Wet Concrete, Dry Concrete, Dry Asphalt & Wet Asphalt using different tire pressures. The importance of a fully functioning TPMS system will help prevent a loss of tire pressure and also improve your braking distance.


Surface 15 psi 20 psi 25 psi 30 psi 35 psi
Wet Concrete
148.8
147.5
145.9
144.3
146.5
Dry Concrete
142.0
143.0
140.5
140.4
139.8
Wet Asphalt
158.5
158.6
162.5
161.2
158.0
Dry Asphalt
144.0
143.9
146.5
148.2
144.0


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