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The Tread Act

The Tread Act

In the aftermath of hearings conducted by the committee on Energy and Commerce regarding tire safety and other related issues.

Get Your Vehicle Serviced

Get Your Vehicle Serviced

TPMS delivers accurate real time tire pressure information to the driver of the vehicle via a gauge, a picto-gramme display, or a simple low pressure warning light.

Key Statistics for TPMS in the US

Key Statistics for TPMS in the US

Key statistics relating to TPMS in the US where the TREAD Act is an attempt to promote vhicle driver and passenger safety.

Safety Benefits of TPMS

Safety Benefits of TPMS

Today’s improved tire designs and materials, low profile, run flat style tires means the "tried and true method" of visually inspecting or "kicking the tires" no longer works.

Performance Benefits of TPMS

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.

Improved Fuel Economy

Improved Fuel Economy

Low Pressure in tires leads to increased friction and a lower MPG. A recent study by the US Department of Energy was carried out to ascertain the impact of low tire pressures vehicles.

Tire Wear

Tire Wear

Tire Wear will increase with over or under inflated tires. The cost of tire replacement could be significant if your TPMS system does not function correctly. The situation is compounded where a vehicle owner uses both summer and winter tires.

How TPMS Works

How TPMS Works

A tire pressure monitoring system or TPMS is an electronic system for monitoring the air pressure in a vehicle tire and automatically transmitting a warning to the driver in the event of an under and, in some cases, over inflated tire.