Tire Pressure Monitors for Vehicles (TPMS) are a fantastic investment in the safety and well-being of your family or vehicle. By providing information on tire pressure to the driver, this device can help ensure safe driving and optimal performance. The ability to precisely gauge tire pressure allows for quick decisions regarding tire change availability. Also, having an awareness of current tire pressure can save you money on inflated tires and repair bills. A quality tire pressure monitor can also signal potential safety hazards that could cause an accident. Here are a few reasons why you should invest in a quality tire pressure monitoring system for your RV.
As you drive your RV, you will notice that the tires lose air as the vehicle maneuvers on the road. This causes the tires to lose traction and act less than their true performance. Tires with low pressure do not perform as well when traveling on the road as those with higher levels of tire pressure. When you have no way of knowing how much your tires are underinflated, it's best to keep an eye on the indicators and make adjustments accordingly. If you don't know what to look for, you could over-inflate the tires or under-inflate them resulting in poor handling and maneuverability. By having a way to immediately tell if a tire is under or over inflated, you can avoid potentially costly tire repairs.
Most vehicles come standard with a tire pressure monitor but some models may need to be purchased to meet vehicle specifications. Because these products vary from vehicle to vehicle, it is best to check the documentation that came with your vehicle to determine its required features. There are many different styles of tire pressure monitors including battery operated models. These types are less expensive and can be used when you aren't near an electrical outlet. In addition, some of the battery operated monitors can be connected to a spare tire to monitor vehicle tire pressure.
If you have a battery operated tire pressure monitor, it should be noted that these can become faulty over time. A common problem occurs when the battery pack needs to be changed due to excessive wear. As the pack is replaced, the unit will display a low level light indicating that new tire pressure has been installed. However, if the light does not go off, or continues to glow, then something has failed. Please consult your vehicle owner's manual to determine what exactly is needed to replace your tire pressure monitoring unit.
Before you purchase any type of tire pressure monitor, it's important to know your vehicle's recommended tire pressures. For most cars, the recommended pressure is according to the weight of the car as well as the manufacturer's specifications. This means that if you have a light truck, you should probably purchase a higher pressure than what your car might require. You can also use the internet to learn more about proper tire pressures and the recommended tire pressure levels for your vehicle. Once you have the information you need, you can easily compare the required pressures for your car or truck with those of other vehicles on the road and even read reviews by owners to get an idea of what kind of experience people have had with their tires.
When purchasing a tire pressure monitor, you will also want to consider how easy it is to mount. Some are easily mountable using screws or bolts, while others are more complex and can only be attached using adapters. Make sure you choose a system that mounts securely and won't require additional hardware or tools. You also want to make sure that the unit can be accessed quickly and easily. Many people find that having quick access is important, especially when they need to check their pressure in a hurry.
A tire pressure monitor also has to be able to display accurate data. It should provide you with the amount of pressure in ounces per hour, the speed of your vehicle, the amount of load you vehicle is carrying, and other useful data. The display range should be large enough to clearly display the data you need. It should also be easy to read. Some people prefer larger displays, but most people are content with a small, easy to read display.
Some of the more advanced tire pressure monitors will also give you warnings if your tire pressure is too low or above the recommended level. This can help you avoid expensive service calls at short notice. If you can't see the numbers on the display you will probably have to call someone to read it for you. Keep this in mind when selecting a tire pressure monitoring device. You don't want to have to waste time waiting for a reading to come back.