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.

  • Low Pressure means increased footprint and faster wear.
  • The tread flexes more than usual as the tire rotates.
  • Just 6 psi below placard could lead to tire failure. The placard is normally found in the door well of one of the front doors.
The best tread designs and the most expensive tires are nothing without the air that carries them along. Checking tire air pressures is such a small investment in time compared to the costs related to replacing tires put out of service because of improper inflation.


  • Nearly 250,000 accidents per year occur in the United States alone due to low tire pressure.
  • 75% of roadside flats are preceded by a slow leak or under inflation condition.
  • According to a recent survey, it was found that if Americans cut their fuel consumption by 10%, they could save a collective of $2 billion a year. You could be saving $674 a year on fuel for your SUV by keeping your tires properly inflated.
  • Up to 40 per cent of European motorists are riding around on underinflated tires, which effects directional stability, fuel economy, and tire wear rates.
  • Surveys conducted in the UK found that 80% of motorists fail to regularly check their tires.
    A tire can lose up to half of its air pressure without appearing to be underinflated.
Please browse our website for more information about TPMS and Tire pressure monitoring systems. As more information regarding Tools, Sensors, Tire Pressure Legislation, Tires and Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems is released we will continue to provide information as a knowledge base for this subject.