How Did We As A Society Survive 100yrs Without TPMS?
Since my dealer tried to rook me out of $140 for a faulty TPMS I have to laugh at how much attention this "Pointless" little fraud of a gadget receives. If I had my way I would tear all four of them out and flush them down the toilet. Really guys, do we really need a system to monitor tire pressure?
(see my previous thread....I would be better suited with a backup monitor) lol
it doesn't prevent the mouth breathers from driving around with half flat tires, they ignore the lights too...,
At least the system on Frontiers is passive and you can just ignore them.
On cars like the Corvette, the sensors are an active part of the traction control system and the performance of the vehicle gets modified based on varying pressure in the tires.
For us, fortunately... all it takes is a little black tape over the light on the dash.
I am all for the tpms. I do think they are a lot of money.
Key Statistics for TPMS in the US
•35 % of drivers admit to never checking tire pressure.
•More than 50% of passenger cars and light trucks on the road have at least 1 under inflated tire.
•More than 1 in 4 cars and light trucks have two tires below placard. The placard is normally found in the front door well.
•250,000 accidents a year are caused by under inflated tires.
•75% of roadside flats are caused by a slow leak or under inflation.
•NHTSA estimates TPMS could save as many as 79 lives and 10,365 injuries annually.
With all due respect, this is total rubbish. If this was even half an issue the government would step in...Maybe making all air stations FREE would save a few more lives. They all cost a dollar or more here. And thats if your lucky enough to have quarters
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