OMG! What’s the problem with your original TPMS?

It's common sense that most vehicles nowadays are equipped with the Tire Pressure Monitoring System, in short, TPMS. If you have readings for your TPMS, then congratulations, it’s safe and easy to use it to obtain your tires pressure. However, if your TPMS doesn’t give specific readings, then you must spend 1 min reading the following paragraphs.

Most of the TPMS equipped are the indirect systems that use the ABS system to detect tire pressure.  However, do you know what’s the problem with your TPMS? 

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Indirect TPMS works with your car's Antilock Braking System's (ABS) wheel speed sensors. If a tire's pressure is low, it will roll at a different wheel speed than the other tires. This information is detected by your car's computer system, which triggers the dashboard indicator light. The defects are that it won't alert you when both tires are underinflated/overinflated. This means you might be running the risk of running a pair of underinflated/overinflated tires and with nothing to warn you of. What’s worse, in some situations, you might get false alarms like when you drive on bumpy and slippery roads (construction zones, rain, snow, dirt, etc...), when you turning aggressively, towing a vehicle or drive in hot weather.

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Pic: Direct TPMS (Left) Vs. Indirect TPMS (Right)

You may be curious about why most cars are equipped with indirect systems when knowing that this type of system has all these defects? It's simply because the indirect TPMS system requires no extra installation of any sensors thus it's almost zero cost to those car manufacturers. Yet it still can send some alerts in some situations. And that's why only those "superior" cars have direct TPMS installed.

If you only have a TPMS indicator light on your dash then probably you are having an indirect TPMS system. (Left) 

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Pic: Direct TPMS (Left) Vs. Indirect TPMS (Right)

To conclude, with so many variables about indirect TPMS, direct TPMS just makes sense for you. Direct systems use wheel-mounted TPMS sensors to accurately report pressure data to the vehicle in real-time.

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