Proper tire inflation is the key to longer tread life, safer handling, and better fuel economy. Tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) have been required safety equipment in new vehicles since 2007. More than 50 million cars on the road today use TPMS. The technology does require maintenance, but offers many benefits.
Why Its Important
TPMS saves lives. Before TPMS, flat tires and blowouts contributed each year to more than 78,000 crashes, 10,000 injuries and 400 fatalities.*
TPMS saves money. By keeping your tires inflated to the correct pressure, you can improve fuel efficiency by 3% and maximize tread life (rotating your tires helps, too).**
TPMS improves handling. Your car holds the road better when your tires are “just right.”