An innovation that could have saved thousands of lives every year on the road was nothing new, but was only legislated as far back as two years ago. That is what is known as the tire pressure monitoring system or tpms for short. What this system does is to relay information about the pressure within the tires of a vehicle by means of sensors, wirelessly, to the driver. Whenever the pressure within the tires fall below 25 percent of the recommended pressure by the automotive manufacturer, a warning signal will flash on the vehicle dashboard. The system acts as a precautionary measure to preempt any eventuality of tire blowouts.

While safety concerns rank as the number one priority for the implementation of such safety features, there are also other benefits that can be derived from its use. A well inflated tire is better at fuel efficiency and it all adds up to substantial cost savings in the long run. Environmentally speaking, tires inflated to the correct pressure puts less drag on the engines of vehicles, thus reducing the emission of CO2. Brake distance, road handling and comfort of passengers are also areas that will see improvement with the use of these monitoring system. All that been said, the hassles of implementing TPMS are also factors to consider because we are talking about the emergence of a whole new supporting industry Autel MaxiTPMS PAD. The costs of the system is not cheap, and ultimately, it is the consumer who will bear the cost. Although we cannot really put a price on the safety of passengers and road users, it is well to note that every new benefits has its downside. What was normally a pretty straightforward procedure of tire replacement has now become a more time consuming and labor intensive task. Service technicians will have to be trained, and will have to exercise extra care so as not to damage the sensitive tire pressure monitoring system sensors which are installed inside the wheels. Every time tires are replaced, or the battery of the car is disconnected, the tire pressure monitoring system sensors will have to be reprogrammed. Car workshops will need to purchase special equipment to facilitate the process and customer wait time will be longer than before. Having weighed the pros and cons of tire pressure monitoring system, one will still feel compelled to agree that it is a necessity that should have been introduced long ago. The current legislation, though a step in the right direction, is long overdue. Horrific accidents of the past could have been avoided, and many lives could have been save.

Safety does not come cheap, but if you really want to put a dollar value on the matter of safety, then the costs associated with road accidents, fuel inefficiency, environmental pollution as in increased CO2 emission and lost opportunities, add up to much x431 pro mini, much more.


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