VALVE STEMS & TPMS
Valve Stems & TPMS
Valve stems have rubber components that breakdown over time. Therefore, tire manufacturers strongly recommended to replace valve stems every time you replace your tires. They are inexpensive. In addition, replacement adds additional assurance that a tire failure is not in your future. Like tires, valve stems have rubber components that dry and crack. Furthermore, replacing them as often as you replace your tires can reduce the risk of a tire failure due to loss of air.
Snap In Rubber Valve Stems & Chrome Sleeved Valve Stems
- For use in Passenger car, light truck and light duty trailer applications
- Maximum pressure 65 psi
Snap In High Pressure Valve Stems
- For use in medium, heavy truck and trailer applications
- Maximum pressure 80 – 100 psi
High Pressure Clamp In Valve Stems (Brass, Aluminum, Chrome Plated)
- For use in medium, heavy truck motorhome applications
- Maximum pressure 200 psi
TPMS or TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM
The TPMS is an electronic system used to monitor the air pressure inside your tires. Maintaining optimal inflation for your tires is important for several reasons. Potential benefits include:
- Improve vehicle safety and handling
- Increase fuel economy
- Decrease treadwear
- Reduce braking distance
- Reduce CO2 emission
WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
Your dash Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) light comes on when your tire pressure is too low or too high.
When conditions are safe, pull over and gauge all your tires to determine which tires require inflation or deflation. Add or remove air accordingly until your tire has reached the manufacturer’s recommended level. Remember to re-check air pressure during cold temperature because they tend to lose pressure. After measuringIf the problem repeats itself, bring it in to a service professional.
What are the Fees for Tire Pressure Monitoring system (TPMS) during new tire instalation?
TPMS valve stems have rubber components that require service and replacement whenever installing new tires. The TPMS rubber components are packaged in a service kit. TPMS valves are often taken off during the tire installation process to prevent damage.