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What Good Are Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems?

alternatoralternator IndianaPosts: 628
edited July 2015 in Honda
After reading the following article:

http://blog.allstate.com/understand-your-tire-pressure-monitoring-system/

it appears to me that one should forget about maintaining the TPMS system and simply rely on periodic manual tire pressure measurements to protect your tire life and provide tire safety

Comments

  • steverstever Posts: 52,462
    The TPMS has saved me at least three times now with a low tire warning. With the warnings I was able to get air in the tire long enough to get me to a tire shop. I've still had other flats when the tire went down too fast even with the warning (I tend to get a lot of flats...).

    The best sensors are the ones that give an actual readout of each tire. Wish mine did that. With that set up, you really don't have to get your gauge out regularly.
  • cmhj2000cmhj2000 Se, Pa.Posts: 381
    A TPMS saved my wife from running on a very low tire. Now, that being said. I do NOT rely on them. I do my weekly walk around, kick the tires routine.
  • alternatoralternator IndianaPosts: 628
    My newest car (2014 Honda Civic) only indicates that a particular tire is underinflated .

    My second car (2010 Chevrolet Cobalt) displays the pressure for each tire.

    Seems we are regressing.
  • Although it sounds cool tech wise, it is always a habit for me to kick them and check. Some habits dont change easily
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