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TPMS Forecasting: A guide to your car's tire pressure system

TPMS Forecasting: A guide to your car's tire pressure system

TPMS = Tire Pressure Monitoring System. This warning notification system was introduced by our Federal Government following a series of fatal accidents that occurred in the late 90s and early 00s which spiraled into multiple legal proceedings and subsequently the development and mandate of tire pressure monitoring systems to be required in all vehicles. As of Model Year 2008, all new vehicles in the U.S. have been equipped with an onboard tire pressure monitoring system per federal law. Some manufacturers jumped on this bandwagon as early as 2002 in the hopes of getting ahead of the trend and perhaps having a selling point advantage. There are two types of TPMS systems. An indirect system is a system that uses the ABS wheel speed sensors to receive the current tire pressures, using velocity for calculations. Early Audi and Volkswagen cars and many Japanese and Domestic cars use the indirect systems. A direct system uses individual sensors to monitor ... read more

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The Truth in Brakes

The Truth in Brakes

Many people these days price shop. We are blessed that most of our clientele are trusting of our expertise and integrity and don't generally go down this path (because we all know of the headaches that come along with trying to match prices for parts that aren't tit-for-tat). With this being said, we feel it is important to touch on the subject of brakes due to recent observations that a significant number of changes have occurred over the past few years; some of which have come back to haunt our team. What I am referring to is a noticeable reduction in the quality of parts throughout the automotive industry, and today focusing particularly on brake parts. Addressing safety is our #1 priority. It takes precedence over all other things, and brakes are the most important parts / equipment that we replace. Without naming brands, there are a variety of aftermarket equipment manufacturers that have outsourced their plants and entru ... read more

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