It has been almost five years since the Clinton Administration passed the TREAD (Transportation Recall Enhancement, Accountability, and Documentation) Act in September 2007. All vehicles manufactured after September 1, 2007 are required to be equipped with factory TPMS sensors.
The average battery life of an original equipment TPMS sensor is 5-7 years. It is highly likely that many of your factory equipped TPMS sensors are running low on battery life and may expire very soon.
Under inflated tires are the #1 cause of tire failure. Running your tires on inadequate pressure breaks down casing and can eventually lead to tread separation. Properly inflated tires reduce braking distance, improve vehicle handling, and can keep you and your loved ones safe on the road.
Tires that wear evenly last longer before needing repair or replacement. Some tire manufacturers advise that just 5 psi below indicated tire pressure value could lessen a tire’s tread life by 25%. A typical tire loses about 1-2psi a month if your tire’s psi is not regularly monitored and adjusted.According to FuelEconomy.gov, keeping your tires properly inflated can improve your gas mileage by up to 3.3 %, with an equivalent gas savings of $0.11 a gallon. Under-inflated tires can lower gas mileage by 0.3% for every 1 psi drop in pressure of all four tires.
At TPMSDirect, we believe safety should never be compromised.