Best Auto Repair, Cherry Hill

CONTACT US
  • BUMPER TO BUMPER
YelpGoogle +FacebookSureCritic

AUTONET TV

Working Hours
  • Mon 8:00AM - 5:30PM
    Tue 8:00AM - 5:30PM
  • Wed 8:00AM - 5:30PM
    Thu 8:00AM - 5:30PM
  • Fri 8:00AM - 5:30PM
    Sat 8:00AM - 2:00PM
  • Sun Closed
    The gas station is open
    7AM to 7PM

AUTONET TV

Under Pressure in CHERRY HILL: TPMS

Posted December 29, 2019 9:42 AM

Have you noticed an increase in price when you get a flat tire fixed in CHERRY HILL, or have your tires rotated? It might be the result of your TPMS, or Tire Pressure Monitoring System.

The federal government began requiring a TPMS system on 2008 model year passenger vehicles and light trucks. Some 2006 and 2007 models may have them as well. The system has a warning light that is mounted on the dashboard that will go on if one of the tires becomes severely underinflated.

Why the new requirement? Because underinflated tires are the number one cause of tire failure. Tire blowouts cause crashes and sometimes fatal accidents. Underinflated tires also need longer stopping distance and can skid, both of which also present dangers on NJ roads. Many flat tires can also be prevented by proper tire inflation, and though this may seem an economic consideration, CHERRY HILL drivers who have changed a flat on the side of the road recognize that this has serious safety concerns as well.

Advances in tire technology, specifically the development of radial tires, has made it harder for CHERRY HILL drivers to recognize when a tire is underinflated. At a recommended pressure of 35 psi, a tire is seriously underinflated at 26 psi. But the tire doesn't look low on air until it reaches 20 psi. This raises concerns about vehicle owners being able to tell when their vehicles are a safety hazard on the road. Hence, the TPMS.

So, like seatbelts, the TPMS system is expected to save a lot of lives. The technology has been in use in race cars for years, and now it's being mandated for all passenger cars, SUV's, minivans and pick-ups. Besides warning drivers in the CHERRY HILL area when their tires need air, the system is required to indicate when it is malfunctioning.

This increased safety won't come without increased costs. Estimates regarding the cost of maintaining the TPMS on your vehicle run from $27 to $100. Also, there will be an added cost for tire repair. CHERRY HILL service centers have had to purchase new scanning equipment to work with TPMS sensors and other equipment to repair tires and wheels equipped with TPMS. The pros at Joe D'Auria's Auto have to be trained to use the new equipment. These costs will have to be passed on to CHERRY HILL drivers.

Further, whenever a tire is changed, Joe D'Auria's Auto will have to deal with the TPMS. Sensors will have to be removed, then re-installed and re-activated. Sometimes the act of changing a tire will damage a sensor, and it will need to be replaced. These extra services will come at an added charge to CHERRY HILL drivers.

Tire rotations will require that the TPMS be re-programmed. And whenever a vehicle's battery is disconnected, the TPMS will require re-programming as well.

The TPMS itself will require attention – it contains batteries and sensors that will wear out and need to be replaced.

So, if you've noticed an increase in the cost for vehicle care at your CHERRY HILL tire center, it may not be the economy. It could be the cost of the TPMS in newer vehicles. Before you dash off an angry letter to Congress, however, stop and consider what you're paying for. If predictions are correct, the TPMS will save lives, and that will be a benefit to all of us.

Of course, no warning system will save lives in CHERRY HILL if drivers don't pay attention to it. And remember that the warning doesn't come on until the tire is severely under inflated; you still should check your tire pressure at least once a month. You can prevent accidents and potentially save lives without a warning system by keeping their tires properly inflated.

Safe driving!

Joe D'Auria's Auto
1401 BRACE RD
CHERRY HILL, NJ 08034
(56.427.9422
http://www.autorepaircherryhill.com



Search



Archive

April 2018 (18)
May 2018 (4)
June 2018 (4)
July 2018 (5)
August 2018 (4)
September 2018 (5)
October 2018 (4)
November 2018 (4)
December 2018 (5)
January 2019 (5)
February 2019 (4)
March 2019 (5)
April 2019 (4)
May 2019 (4)
June 2019 (5)
July 2019 (4)
August 2019 (4)
September 2019 (5)
October 2019 (4)
November 2019 (4)
December 2019 (5)
January 2020 (5)
February 2020 (4)
March 2020 (5)
April 2020 (4)
May 2020 (5)
June 2020 (4)
July 2020 (4)
August 2020 (5)
September 2020 (4)
October 2020 (4)
November 2020 (5)
December 2020 (4)
January 2021 (6)
February 2021 (4)
March 2021 (4)
April 2021 (4)
May 2021 (5)
June 2021 (4)
July 2021 (4)
August 2021 (5)
September 2021 (4)
October 2021 (3)

Categories

Air Conditioning (4)Alignment (5)Alternator (2)Auto Safety (2)Automotive News (6)Battery (7)Brakes (6)Cabin Air Filter (4)Check Engine Light (2)Cooling System (2)Dashboard (1)Diagnostics (3)Diesel Maintenance (1)Differential Service (2)Drive Train (4)Emergency Items (1)Exhaust (3)Fluids (8)Fuel Economy (3)Fuel System (24)Headlamps (3)Inspection (2)Keys to a long lasting vehicle (1)Maintenance (27)Monitoring System (1)Oil Change (3)Older Vehicles (2)Parts (5)Safety (3)Serpentine Belt (2)Service Intervals (2)Service Standards (6)Shocks & Struts (1)Steering (5)Suspension (2)Timing Belt (2)Tires and Wheels (21)Transmission (3)Water Pump (1)What Customers Should Know (14)Windshield Wipers (5)

What People Say About Us

  • reviewicon


    I work not far from the station. This week myself and another co worker both had blown out tires like back to back. This service station took care of us and were very reasonable in price.

  • reviewicon


    Joe D'Aurias Auto Service Mechanics' are excellent. They are very attentive to your work schedule. They contact the insurance or warranty companies. Their diagnostic and service process is extremely fast!

  • reviewicon


    One of the few honest mechanics

  • reviewicon


    Good service. Good people.

  • reviewicon


    Extremely accommodating business and employees! Perfectly located off main highways!

  • reviewicon


    I've been here half a dozen times with minor problems with my car. One or twice Joe topped off my fluids for free. A patched tire was ridiculously cheap. They are fast and friendly and very reasonably priced. Excellent!

Call us for service: 856-427-9422

ASE (Automotive Service Excellence)
Jasper
ASE Master Technician
Interstate
  • Car Care Aware