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How Does Tire Pressure Affect Tire Wear
For this example, I will be showing you 3 different scenarios with a properly inflated tire, over-inflated tire and an under-inflated tire.
Looking at each of these, with the properly inflated tire you’re going to have even wear and you’re gonna have a nice contact patch. An over-inflated tire you’re going to have more pressure on the center of the tire and as a result you’re going to wear down that center strip and have wear on the center of the tire rather than an even distribution of the wear. With an under-inflated tire you’re actually going to have increased pressure on the outsides of the tire on the edges and so as a result you’re going to wear out those edges first on that tire.
Best Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems
#1 RV 6-Tire Flow-Through Sensor Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) (See on amazon.com)
- Has a replaceable battery on the flow-through sensor.
- The portable monitor which will be located in your cabin also has a replaceable battery.
- It monitors PSI from 0-199.
- Up and running 24/7.
- Can show air leaks.
#2 DEEWAZ TPMS Tire Pressure Monitor System, Solar Wireless Tires Pressure Monitoring Systems (See on amazon.com)
- Solar panel with mono-crystalline silicon.
- 800mAh with SEIKO monitor battery which requires charging once per year.
- Has an alarm setting.
#3 Bellacorp Tire Pressure Monitoring System (See on amazon.com)
- Can be used on Car, Truck, SUV, Van, 4×4, Tractor Truck, RV, Camper or Trailer.
- Replaceable batteries on sensors and monitor.
- Can read nitrogen pressure as accurately as regular air pressure. Air is 78% nitrogen.
#4 EEZTire-TPMS6 Real Time/24×7 Tire Pressure Monitoring System (See on amazon.com)
- 24/7 Tire pressure monitoring
- Advance tech alert system
- Easy for operating and maintaining
- Comes with a 3 year warranty
Frequently Asked Questions About Tire Pressure Systems
How Tire Pressure Sensors Work
Are Tire Pressure Sensors Wireless
Yes. The tire pressure monitoring system work by sending data wirelessly from the sensors to the monitor placed in your cabin. Each sensor has a unique code which feeds your monitor.
Can Tire Pressure Sensors Be Repaired
Yes. Some shops offer TPMS repairs, but the repair will probably cost almost as buying new tire pressure monitoring system. However, if the battery in the TPMS is dead, you will have to change the whole system.
Can Low Tire Pressure Cause Vibration
I am sorry to bring you the bad news but yes, low tire pressure can cause your vehicle to vibrate at high speeds. If your tire pressure is correct, than you should check if your tires are balanced correctly. Also, make sure that your vehicle has the correct tire setup and you are not driving with over sized tires.
Can The Weather Impact My Tire Pressure?
This is a well known fact. Changes in the weather can cause your tire pressure to go up and down. If the weather is colder, your PSI can drop temporarily. If the weather is hot, this can cause your PSI to increase. You should check your tire pressure before every season and inflate or deflate your tires accordingly.