Benefits Of A TPMS A Tire Pressure Monitoring System makes life on the road far more enjoyable and convenient. Having a TPMS allows you to check on the condition of your tires with a simple glance, even while you are traveling. A Tire Pressure Monitoring System helps you keep track of your tire pressure and tire temperature, making traveling a lot easier and smoother. With the help of a Tire Pressure Monitoring System from RecPro, you will not have to inspect each individual tire before and after every trip you make, allowing you to get on the road faster!
A Tire Pressure Monitoring System can also act as an early warning system, alerting you if there is an issue with one or several of your tires so that you can take care of it. It is important to know that a TPMS will not tell you precisely what the issue is, only that there is an issue. You will still need to inspect your tire to determine what the problem is, such as low tire pressure, a high tire temperature, or an air leak.
Types Of TPMS There are many different types of Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems out on the market; wired, wireless, internally installed, etc. Here at RecPro, you can find a variety of different Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems that all have their advantages. Many individuals enjoy our wireless TPMS systems. These wireless TPMS systems are very convenient to use and can typically be installed and set up in mere minutes, helping you get on the road faster. On the opposite end are wired Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems, which can take a bit more time and effort to install.
There are also different types of TPMS sensors you can obtain, depending on the Tire Pressure Monitoring System you choose. Many modern vehicles are equipped with internal TPMS sensors, which are installed inside the tires. However, many RVs and trailers are not pre-equipped with a TPMS, meaning internal TPMS sensors will necessitate tearing down each wheel for installation.
While still a valid option, there are TPMS sensors that are easier to use and require far less time and effort to install. Our TST TPMS cap sensors are a fantastic example, as they pair wirelessly with the TPMS display, and installing them on your rig is as simple as twisting them onto your tire valve stems like an average cap. However, you will need to remove these sensors whenever you need to air up your tires. Sensors such as our TST flow-thru TPMS sensors eliminate this issue, as they allow you to increase your tires' air pressure without needing to remove the sensor first.
You do not need to struggle when getting a TPMS for your RV or trailer, as the Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems offered here at RecPro give you plenty of options to choose from.
Why Your Tire Pressure Is Important Surprisingly, not everyone understands the importance of the air pressure in their tires. However, whether you are driving a compact car or a large RV, the pressure of your tires plays an equally vital role in keeping you safe on the road.
Low pressure in your tire leads to more surface area of the tire touching the ground. This increased contact with the ground leads to more friction between the road and the tire, significantly increasing heat and wear on the tire. These may seem like minor issues, but these small issues can lead to disasters such as a tire blowout or tread separation. When you are driving a big, heavy RV or towing a heavy trailer, issues such as a tire blowout can easily lead to a nasty and dangerous accident.
On the opposite end, your tire pressure can also be too high. High tire pressure in your tires can cause decreased surface area contact with the road and cause your driving experience to feel harder and bouncier. High tire pressure can also negatively affect your traction and stopping distances.
Having your tire under or over-inflated can not only lead to an increased risk of a tire blowout on the road, but it can also lead to other issues such as uneven or increased tire wear. This means that your tires will wear out much faster and need to be replaced much sooner, which can be a big hit to your wallet. Tires that maintain proper inflation last much longer, helping you keep cash where it belongs; in your wallet!
Lastly, the air pressure in your tires can have a significant effect on the gas mileage of your rig. Tires that are over or under-inflated will have you visiting the pump far more often, while keeping your tires properly inflated can increase your fuel economy by up to 3%., saving you gas and cash.
Be Prepared With A TPMS With the vital role that your tires play on the road, monitoring their condition seems like a no-brainer. If you do not want to manually inspect each tire before and after your travels, make your RV life a little easier and more convenient with a handy Tire Pressure Monitoring System from RecPro! RecPro has a great selection of TPMS systems to choose from, each with a host of different benefits, features, and accessories to check out. Not sure which Tire Pressure Monitoring System would work best with your rig? Give our friendly Customer Care team members a call, and we will be happy to assist you!