Car, Van tyres and Tyre pressure monitor system (TPMS)

What is tyre pressure monitor system (TPMS)?

Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) is an electronic system which monitors the tyre air pressure in each individual wheel, so you can have an accurate reading of the tyre pressure and shown on you Vehicle display. You will be notified via a pictogram display if any tyre pressure is low and will give you reading of tyres pressure individually. A gauge or a tyre warning light will also be displayed. From February 2012 and above vehicles will need to have the TPMS working to have a valid MOT as this is now required as of 2012, and must have all tyre pressure monitor system working correctly.

Can tyre pressure monitor system (TPMS) fail MOT?

New EU legislation required all new car models sold in the EU to have a TPMS system installed from November 2012, and every new car from 2014. New vehicles fitted with TPMS and first registered from 1st January 2012 onwards will have their TPMS system tested as part of the first MOT test from 2015.

Tyre pressure monitor system (TPMS) servicing

At DUO motor we can supply and fit new TPMS. We also can service the TPMS which includes replacing a screw, valve, grommet, washer, valve core, nut and cap. We have an up-to-date top of the range tyre pressure monitor system (TPMS) scanner programmer and on site to rectify any TPMS failure that you may have on your vehicles. We have upgraded our diagnostic machine to carry out any type of repair on the TPMS even service the sensors.

Tyres and Run flat tyres

We at duo motor we have the fully automatic tyre change machine and balancer to replace even the low profile tyres and Run flat tyres. This allows us to replace your vehicle tyre without any damaged.

Tyre maintenance

It is essential to keep the recommended PSI as this will ensure longer tyre life and better fuel consumption.

UK law insists your car must be fitted with the correct tyre for the vehicle you own – and that they are inflated to the manufacturer’s recommended pressures. The tread depth must be a minimum of 1.6mm across 75% of the tyre.

The worse your tyres are, the more at risk you could be from them failing you at a crucial moment and either causing or contributing to an accident. Obviously we desperately want to help you avoid this situation, but we also want to save you money and points on your licence too. Remember – for each illegal tyre you’re discovered to have you could be fined up to £100 and have up to 3 penalty points put on your licence. Your insurance is also invalid if you have an accident when driving on illegal tyres.