Tire Pressure Monitoring System
Modern vehicles are usually equipped with a tire pressure monitoring
system (TPMS). Most systems have sensors inside each tire that send the
pressure of the tires to a central computer. When the pressure is too low
(or too high) and needs to be corrected, a warning light illuminates on
This is part of your vehicle’s safety system: not only does it prevent
premature tire wear but it also provides a smooth driving experience and
makes your vehicle more fuel efficient. In fact, you lose 1% of your fuel
economy for every three pounds of pressure lost. This system also helps
you prevent overheating, flats, and possible tire blowouts.
Tire pressure monitoring systems require very little maintenance other than occasionally replacing the sensor. Sensors sometimes break when changing tires between seasons—all the more reason to bring your vehicle to a certified NAPA AUTOPRO technician. What’s more, when a sensor is replaced or new sensors are installed on a set of spare tires, a technician at a certified NAPA AUTOPRO centre can synchronize the tire pressure monitoring system with the central computer.
Tire Installation, Balancing and Storage
The correct pair of tires for your car are important for safety and the
maneuverability of your car during different weather conditions. Tires are
designed to support the weight of the vehicle, absorb road shocks,
transmit traction, torque and braking forces to the road surface and
maintain and change the direction of travel.