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Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
 
TPMS—it’s an abbreviation that might not mean much to you right now, but let us explain how important it could be for your vehicle, your safety, and even the environment. The TPMS is a crucial part of your vehicle’s safety system that alerts drivers of low tire pressure levels—but there’s more than what’s on the surface. 
 
Why TPMS?
 
“Vehicles just aren’t made the same anymore.” 
 
We hear that often at Boalsburg Car Company, but in this case it’s not a bad thing! Before 2005, not all vehicles were required to have a TPMS. That year, the U.S. Congress passed the TREAD Act, which required automotive manufacturers to install this system into their vehicles. An important safety feature for drivers, TPMS adds an extra layer of security while you operate your vehicle. 
 
 
In the Know
 
It also helps to know what kind of TPMS exists and how they function. There are two different types of systems; “Indirect TPMS” and “Direct TPMS.” Direct TPMS uses sensors to take real-time pressure data directly from the tire. Indirect TPMS uses the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) to approximate your tire pressure, and drivers must drive a substantial distance before an alert will be shown. 
 
Not sure which options is best for you? We would be happy to guide you to the right vehicle and system to fit your preference.
 
 
The Benefits
 
The more you know about your vehicle the safer you, your passengers, and other drivers are while driving. TPMS provides more than just security––take a look:
 
Fuel Savings: If your tires are underinflated, your miles per gallon decrease. TPMS helps you keep an eye on your tire pressure and in turn saves you gas and money.
Longer Lasting Tires: Keeping your tires inflated at the right pounds per square inch (PSI) has been shown to reduce the wear and tear of your tires. 
Environmental Efficiency: When your tires are low, it causes your car to work harder to keep moving forward, which leads to higher exhaust levels. A TPMS can help reduce your carbon footprint.
 
 
Partner with Boalsburg Car Company
 
Your vehicle is filled with digital systems; our team understands it can be hard to be an expert on all of them. Leave the “experting” to us, and visit us today to learn more about our services, parts, and vehicles.
 
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