The Relevance of TPMS

Honda Motor CompanyAcura have all been known for one thing dependability. TPMS is not the weak link, were proper valve service they will last you the entire life of you owning your car. TPMS and tire safety in general is one of the most overlooked items on our vehicle. We wash and wax our cars on a weekly basis, but we drive around on underinflated and bald tires! All the wax the world not going to matter if you have a blowout on the freeway. TPMS is now mandated by law in all states, stay informed and stay safe!

The Honda TPMS was introduced to comply with the new Federal motor vehicle safety standard established by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) requiring installation of Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems as mandated by the Transportation Recall Enhancement, Accountability, and Documentation (TREAD) Act. All new model year 2008 light vehicles shall have a TPMS fitted which is capable of detecting when one or more of the vehicle’s tires, up to all four tires, is 25 percent or more below the manufacturer’s recommended inflation pressure (placard pressure) or a minimum activation pressure specified in the standard, whichever is higher. The system should be able to detect when one or more of the vehicles tires are 25% or more below the recommended inflation pressure. So unless you have been living under a rock TPMS and this ( ! ) is affecting just about everyone.

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