TIRE PRESSURE

MONITORING SYSTEMS (TPMS)

Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) are an important and growing safety feature in newer vehicles. This course offers a full-coverage TPMS replacement program because safety is vitally important.


Most TPMS systems include a sensor in each wheel and a warning light on the instrument panel. By monitoring the air pressure within each tire, this system will immediately provide information to the driver if any tire should lose more than 25% of its specified pressure. A sensor only has to be replaced if it fails. There are numerous reasons for failure, but on most applications if the tires are rotated, the sensor simply has to be reprogrammed.


This course will introduce the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), types of TPMS, common issues encountered, and procedures for diagnosis, repair and calibration. You will learn about the correct mounting and dismounting of TPMS equipped tires and various guidelines for parts replacement.


Course Topics:


  • Introduction to TPMS

  • Indirect TPMS

  • Direct TPMS

  • Basic Service Tools and Procedures

  • Tire Dismounting and Mounting

  • Parts Replacement



Course Objectives:

  • Recognize the purpose of TPMS on a vehicle and its advantages

  • Differentiate between the two types of TPMS

  • Describe the theory of operation of direct and indirect TPMS

  • Identify the components, need for calibration and common issues associated with direct and indirect TPMS

  • Use proper tools and procedures for diagnosis and service of TPMS


Monitoring and maintaining proper tire pressure increases driver safety and improves vehicle performance in a number of important ways.


Properly inflated tires:


  • Improve vehicle handling

  • Reduce braking distances

  • Lower the risk of hydroplaning


  • Decrease tire wear

  • Improve fuel efficiency

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