Tire Pressure Monitoring System Can Saves Lives
What is the Effect of Under Inflation?
Blowouts or flat tires are thought to be a factor in 23,000 accidents per year, 535 of which result in fatalities. Not only is maintaining adequate tire air pressure extremely important for safety, but it can also have an impact on how your car handles and performs.
Why Is It More Expensive and Time Consuming to Have Tires Serviced Rather Than Rotated?
Every time a tire is moved from one spot on a vehicle to another, technicians utilize specialized diagnostic instruments to check and adjust sensors. When tires are rotated, a sensor needs to be examined to verify sure it is operating properly and reprogrammed after each position change. OEMs advise installing a sensor service kit each time a tire is serviced. Replacement parts for the sensor are included in these kits. A battery that powers sensors typically lasts 6 to 8 years. When the battery fails, the sensor must be replaced because batteries cannot be changed.
Seek Professional Assistance
If you’re unsure about checking or adjusting tire pressure, our skilled technicians at DeGennaro Auto & Truck Repair, LLC are ready to help. We can ensure your tires are properly inflated for optimal performance and safety.