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What is a TPMS?
TPMS stands for Tyre Pressure Monitoring System. It's a technology that monitors a vehicle’s tyre pressures and alerts the driver or fleet manager if the tyre pressure falls below a certain threshold. The primary purpose of TPMS is to enhance safety, increase fuel efficiency and extend the life of the tyres.
What causes a TPMS light to come on?
The most common reason for a TPMS light or warning to occur is low tyre pressure. It’s essential to check your tyre pressures as the first step. Other less common reasons for a TPMS warning to be triggered include a faulty TPMS sensor or a dead battery in the TPMS sensor.
Do you need to replace TPMS with new tyres?
In most cases, you do not need to replace TPMS sensors when you get new tyres. However, to ensure that your TPMS continues to function correctly, it’s important to contact your fleet management service provider or service centre to check that the sensors are still working as expected (battery level).
Is a TPMS a legal requirement in the UK?
TPMS is a mandatory requirement for all cars and light commercial vehicles that are registered after January 2012 in the UK. For trucks, it will be a mandatory requirement commencing July 2024. It is also a requirement that, if your vehicle is fitted with TPMS, it must be working correctly at all times and not display a warning light.
Is a TPMS worth it?
For fleets, a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System can help to enhance safety, decrease fuel consumption, extend tyre life, reduce downtime and increase efficiency. A TPMS can also help fleet managers to plan proactive maintenance schedules.
Why is tyre temperature important?
When a tyre reaches an excessive temperature, in most cases, it’s not a tyre issue but a signal that the vehicle has a severe mechanical issue (brakes, suspension). MICHELIN Connected Fleet's TPMS solution helps to inform the user of excessive temperatures before a fault becomes critical and causes a breakdown or incident.