For over 18 years, interest in Tire Pressure Monitoring products have grown from TPMS for RVs and autos to light trucks, tractor/trailers, buses and heavy industrial equipment users. Over the last 2 years, we’ve seen interest in the PressurePro TPMS grow exponentially. Drivers and fleets of all types understand the significant benefits TPMS provides. The increase in media attention and market awareness, rising gas prices, the increased costs of tires and the understanding of the relationship of low tire pressure to accidents, injuries and deaths as well as insurance costs are stimulating strong interest in maintaining proper tire pressure. Comments on the importance of maintaining proper pressure to lower fuel use and carbon emissions has significantly impacted interest in TPMS. You have most likely read more than a few articles over the last couple of years highlighting benefits of keeping tires inflated. As a leader in the TPMS market, PressurePro wants to fully explain why these four simple letters, “TPMS” can have such an impact on safety and savings.
Let’s start by highlighting the most commonly talked about benefits of maintaining proper tire pressure. First and foremost is increased fuel efficiency which means significant savings each year. Politicians, environmental groups, vehicle manufacturers, insurance firms, government agencies, car care specialists and many others all highlight the importance of keeping proper air pressure in tires and the affect it has on your pocketbook so let’s look at how it does so. Tires low on pressure require additional fuel to overcome greater rolling resistance. The Department of Transportation (DOT) estimates that low tire pressure wastes over 2 BILLION gallons of fuel each year in the U.S. Overcoming this additional rolling resistance wastes fuel which means more carbon pollutants are released into the air as well. Maintaining correct tire pressure maximizes fuel use and increases fuel and vehicle efficiency, saving money and adding safety.
Another benefit of TPMS is added safety. Stories are in the news daily about accidents that are caused by low tire pressure. It is not uncommon that injuries or fatalities are the result of a blowout. In fact, some 40,000 accidents, 33,000 injuries and over 650 deaths per year are attributed to tire failure caused by low tire pressure. With low tire pressure remaining the #1 cause of tire failure, it is clear that proper tire pressure remains critical for vehicle safety. Why does low pressure cause such hazards? Underinflated tires experience added bend and flex causing sidewalls (casing) to break down allowing tread to separate. Vehicles with proper tire pressures enjoy greater stability, handling and braking efficiencies which provides added safety, and means savings on insurance (and liability costs) as well.
TPMS technology also assists in extending tire life and adding greater tire integrity. Underinflated tires cause added stress and wear on tires, shortening tire life and leading to tire damage. A tire will wear out 12% faster at just 10% under proper inflation in addition to sidewall/casing damage, breakdowns, ply separation, tire disintegration and heat buildup. When one dual tire is underinflated by only 10 psi, it literally drags the lower pressured tire 13 feet per mile shortening its life dramatically. Maintaining proper pressures provides greater casing integrity; allowing tires to be retreaded saves money.
Yet another important benefit provided by PressurePro TPMS is decreased downtime and maintenance costs. Everyone, from auto owners to large fleets, knows that downtime and maintenance on vehicles is expensive and takes the vehicle out of commission. Road calls, tow truck, new tire, rim and labor add up quickly and significantly. PressurePro monitors tires constantly allowing drivers and office dispatchers to know current tire pressures and low pressure situations before they turn into costly and dangerous problems.
PressurePro assists in “DRIVING GREEN”. Tires running low on pressure use more gas to overcome greater rolling resistance, producing added carbon pollutants. The DOT states that added fuel use resulting from low tire pressure adds 57.5 BILLION pounds of Carbon pollutants into the atmosphere each year. Prematurely worn tires add to landfill waste as well as resulting in an unnecessary use of raw resources to replace an estimated 80 million tires prematurely worn each year due to low pressure. Dangerous roadside debris (‘alligators’ from blown tires) as well as air pollutants (tire particles) caused by unnecessary flex of low pressure tires which add to air pollution and the full scope of benefits provided by TPMS makes the need for PressurePro clear. The question is, “How can we afford not to utilize TPMS?” The answer is, “We can’t”!
For over 18 years, PressureProTM has been known as a leader in TPMS and is noted for being pioneers in TPMS Technology. PressurePro has become recognized for its reliability, durability, accuracy and ease of use and PressurePro remains the only TPMS provider to design, develop and manufacture their TPMS product in the USA. PressurePro features three standard alerts that alarm drivers to low and high pressure situations – two low pressure alerts at 12.5% and 25%, and one (variable) high pressure alert that can be set by individual users. PressurePro monitors tire pressure constantly, whether a vehicle is parked or moving. By integrating with advanced communications capabilities (telematics) via RS232, J1708 and J1939, PressurePro has become one of the first TPMS providers to allow remote reporting functionality. PressurePro’s technology allows for total integration, providing tire pressure monitoring and alerts with most of today’s leading Telematics products. Whether your need is safety, savings or efficiency, you need something you can rely on, you need PressurePro! For further information visit: www.TirePressureMonitor.com or call 800-521-6820.
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