Types of TPMS systems
Here are the two types of TPMS systems being used today:
Direct TPMS system
This mechanism utilises pressure monitoring sensors inside each tyre to track the pressure levels. These programmable electronic devices collect and send data to your vehicle’s ECU.
Indirect TPMS system
An indirect TPMS uses ABS sensors to track and compare the rotational speeds and vibrations of each tyre for computing the air pressure levels within the tyres.
Both mechanisms work with your vehicle’s ECU to send a warning signal to the car owner in case the air pressure level is dangerously low in any of the tyres.
TPMS Replacement Northampton may cease to function due to various reasons. However, some of the most common causes of failure are:
TPMS sensors are often exposed to harsh conditions, for example, unfavourable tracks and extreme temperatures, especially during winters. These forces tend to leave a severe impact on the transmission coils and temperature sensors. Thus, physical damage is one of the main reasons why car owners opt for TPMS replacement Northampton.
Nowadays, TPMS sensors in most vehicles come with valve stems that are composed of aluminium. These are often exposed to ferrous brake dust, water and salt, which lead to corrosion, and the sensor gets damaged after some time. If your car’s TPMS valve stem is not in optimal condition, it is imperative that you address the issue as soon as possible.
Drained-out sensor batteries
Tyre pressure sensors Northampton run on batteries. Therefore, if the batteries get depleted, the sensors will stop functioning. The lifespan of these batteries tends to vary as it depends upon how much time the sensors remain active.
If a car owner frequently travels long distances, the batteries would drain out quicker. Our experts say that usually, these batteries last between 4 to 8 years. However, since different sensors may utilise different components, these figures tend to vary.
Please note that in most tyre pressure monitoring system systems, the batteries are sealed inside the sensors. Therefore, if a battery becomes depleted, the sensor has to be replaced entirely. This requires professional assistance. We recommend that you stop searching “how to replace TPMS sensor battery” online and come to our facility instead for a fast solution.
Are you driving your car with the TPMS warning light on? Don’t put your safety at risk.
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