Acura Monitoring System Helps Drivers Keep An Eye On Pressure

September 12th, 2018 by

How does Acura TPMS work?

The tires on any vehicle are generally so reliable that most people overlook them until something goes wrong. Since 2008, Acura has helped customers stay ahead of potential issues with their tires by providing a reliable and automated system to let them know when it is time to add more air. The Acura Tire Pressure Monitoring System is available on almost every new Acura sedan and crossover SUV available in the Spitzer Acura showroom. Because the automaker is always on the edge of safety innovation, Acura has even included TPMS on some spare tires. If you’re in the market for a new Acura vehicle and are wondering how Acura TPMS works, we’re here to help on both fronts.

What is tire pressure monitoring?

As we alluded to earlier, the Acura Tire Pressure Monitoring System is simply a way to let drivers know if their tires need to be filled with air. There is a battery-powered sensor attached to the wheel which provides data to the vehicle’s central computer. It is also important to note here that simply because a tire needs more air, it doesn’t necessarily mean there is a puncture. When the weather gets colder, the air in the tire contracts and this can cause the tire to need a refill.

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Battery Information

How often does the battery need to be changed?

According to information from Acura, the batteries that power each TPMS sensor have an expected lifespan about seven to 10 years. If the battery does need to be replaced, a quick trip to the Spitzer Acura Service Department can easily take care of it.

Will Acura TPMS stop working if the battery dies?

If the battery on the Acura TPMS system starts to fail, drivers will see a warning light activate on the vehicle’s dashboard. However, if the battery completely runs out of power, drivers will have to manually check the tire press the old-fashioned way until they visit an authorized service center like the one at Spitzer Acura.

The Spitzer Acura showroom is receiving more new models every day. If you’d like to see what is currently available, make an appointment with a sales professional today.

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