Why is TPMS Important?

Nearly 15 million new vehicles enter the North American market every year – each required by law to include TPMS technology. In 2006, at the behest of Schrader, an independent research firm measured 14.5 million TPMS-equipped vehicles in operation in North America. That number grew to 42.7 million in 2008, 64.6 million in 2010, and is projected to hit 146.8 million by 2016. TPMS is an increasingly important technology for consumers, whether they are familiar with the technology or not. Motorists can feel the effects of incorrect tire pressure both on the road and in the pocketbook. It affects how a car brakes and handles while driving. It makes a difference in how quickly tires wear out. Tires filled to the right pressure can make a car more fuel efficient, saving money at the pump which is especially important with rising fuel costs. It lowers carbon emissions too, which lessens our environmental impact. TPMS automatically checks tire pressure and alerts drivers when the air is low – taking out the guesswork and saving time and money.

The continued proliferation of TPMS-equipped vehicles in the Aftermarket has led to increased demand on service and repair facilities. Similarly, car manufacturers worldwide continue to require direct TPMS systems that meet their exacting specifications for performance, high-speed valve tolerances, and more. The significant growth in TPMS-equipped vehicles means drivers, service and repair facilities, and vehicle manufacturers are all looking for comprehensive, hassle-free TPMS solutions that won’t fail under pressure.