TPMS stands for Tire Pressure Monitoring System. It is a system that tracks the air pressure of your vehicle’s tires and alerts you if there’s an issue. The purpose of TPMS is two-fold: to prevent dangerous tire blowouts and to improve fuel efficiency. Of course, preventing tire blowouts means preventing road accidents caused by tire blowouts as well.
As we all know, tires need to be inflated properly in order to perform at their best. Proper inflation can help protect against road hazards like potholes and prevent damage from driving on uneven surfaces. It also reduces rolling resistance, which means less work for your engine and more kilometres per litre on the highway. Proper tire inflation means higher fuel efficiency, lower fuel expenses and lower pollution!
Why Have a TPMS system?
A TPMS monitors the air pressure in your tires, and alerts you if it is too low. Low tire pressure can cause a tire to blow out or lose enough air that there’s little or no pressure left. Low tire pressure also causes increased fuel consumption, which means your car burns more gas and puts out more emissions.
The TPMS light is a warning that your vehicle’s tires are underinflated or have a problem with the sensors. The TPMS light on the dash of your car will come on and stay on if the sensor detects a problem. This can be caused by:
- A flat tire
- Low tire pressure
- A problem with one of the sensors
Can You Turn Off Your TPMS System?
You may find yourself wondering, “Can I turn off my TPMS?” This can be an important question to ask if you’re a driver who doesn’t like having to pay attention to the warning light and never wants to worry about how much air pressure your tires have left in them. Besides, if you’re a diligent driver who regularly checks the tire pressure with your own gauge, you might think “Why would I need the TPMS anyway?”
If this sounds like you, there’s good news: while it’s not possible to turn off the TPMS system, it is possible to bypass it. Keep in mind, though, that bypassing the TPMS isn’t recommended by manufacturers or tire service professionals. The question of whether or not to do so then becomes one of consequences—what happens when we bypass our tire pressure monitoring systems?
Consequences of a TPMS Bypass
When a TPMS light comes on, it’s usually because the system has detected a problem with your tires. Having the issue fixed by a professional is important to ensure that you are not at risk of having an accident due to improper tire pressure.
If you want to bypass your TPMS, there are things that you need to remember:
- You should always check the tire pressure in all four tires and make sure they’re within acceptable levels of inflation based on manufacturer recommendations. If they aren’t, then take care of this before proceeding.
- It is your responsibility to keep your vehicle in good working condition to maintain its road worthiness.
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