TPMS / Tire Pressure Monitoring System FAQ’s
A Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) is an electronic system designed to monitor the air pressure inside pneumatic tires. These systems report real time tire pressure information to the driver of the vehicle via a gauge, a display, or a simple low pressure warning light. The use of these systems became mandatory with every light vehicle sold in the US after September 1, 2007.
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Transportation Recall Enhancement, Accountability and Documentation (TREAD Act)
This United States federal law enacted in the fall of 2000 mandates the use of a suitable technology in order to alert drivers of a severe under-inflation condition of their tires. This act affects all light motor vehicles sold in the US after September 2007.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Notices and Final Rules
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Importance of Proper Tire Inflation
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