Flats, blow outs, skids and longer stopping distances can all be the result of St. Thomas drivers driving around ON on under-inflated tires. Now, it’s hard to tell when a radial tire is under-inflated but your The Auto Guys service advisor can help you. The tire may not look low until it gets below 9 kilograms – which is significantly under-inflated.
Your newer vehicle or light truck might be equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). This technology has been used by ON race car drivers for years. They are able to head off problems from under inflation by closely monitoring tire pressure on the track.
Obviously, TMPS systems don’t come free for St. Thomas car buyers. Studies have estimated the net costs of the TPMS system itself, maintaining the system, replacement of worn or broken parts and tire repair cost increases. The costs are partially offset for St. Thomas drivers by savings in fuel and tire wear. There’s also a saving in pricey property damage and travel delay for St. Thomas drivers. The net cost is estimated to be between $27 and $100.
The government predicts fewer fatal accidents. They estimate that is will cost between three and nine million dollars for every life saved. This newer safety equipment will help St. Thomas motorists avoid the most common vehicle failure, and possibly a catastrophic accident.
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The Auto Guys
135 South Edgeware Rd.
St. Thomas, ON N5P 4C4