Can you rely on your tires to hold up in an accident?
Consumer affairs unearths faulty tire pressure monitoring systems forcing Chrysler to recall 278 model year 2017 Fiats.
The company Travelsafer are keen to alert the public that the TPSM does not replace the need for regular tire pressure checks. It’s a tool that can help alert you when pressure is low, but a tire may drop well below proper inflation risking poor contact with the road long before the TPMS warning light comes on. The TPMS light only comes on when the tire pressure gets too low or too high.
Depending on the situation, the TPMS may not accurately transmit data to the on-board computer, or may not accurately determine the tire pressures if multiple tires are losing pressure at the same time.
Safety for you and your family on the road is not something to take lightly, here’s why:
• Tires underinflated by 25 percent or more, are 3 times as likely to be cited as critical events in the pre-crash phase.
• A sudden drop in air temperature in stormy weather could put you at risk of an accident
• For every 6-degree temperature decrease, tire pressure drops between one pound per square inch. Tire manufacturers agree that drivers should check their tire pressure at least once a month, but during the winter months regular checking tire pressures is even more critical.
Brad from Travelsafer explains, “Maintaining proper tire pressure is essential to vehicle handling, fuel efficiency, tire performance and load carrying capabilities. Properly inflated tires minimize risk of tire failure by reducing tread movement and rolling resistance, and increasing water dispersion in the wet.”
It’s simple to make sure your tires are properly inflated and your family is safe in inclement weather.
The TravelSafer digital tire pressure gauge can be used to quickly check the tire pressure on any vehicle (cars, trucks, motorcycles and bicycles) anytime, anywhere night or day. Since the product includes lithium batteries it can be used directly out of the box.
A very happy customer said recently, “You can switch between four measuring ranges at the press of a button and easily use the illuminated nozzle and display screen in poor light. This tire gauge is compact enough to fit inside your glovebox but sturdy enough to depend on it for the long haul.”
TravelSafer are offering current stocks of their digital tire pressure gauge at crazy low prices. Visit their page directly at www.amazon.com/dp/B00SO4OVIQ to grab yours before stock runs out.
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