Flats, blow outs, skids and longer stopping distances can all be the result of Calgary drivers driving around AB on under-inflated tires. Now, it’s hard to tell when a radial tire is under-inflated but your Precision Alignment & Brake Ltd service advisor can help you. The tire may not look low until it gets below 9 kilograms – which is significantly under-inflated.
Your newer vehicle or light truck might be equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). This technology has been used by AB race car drivers for years. They are able to head off problems from under inflation by closely monitoring tire pressure on the track.
Obviously, TMPS systems don’t come free for Calgary car buyers. Studies have estimated the net costs of the TPMS system itself, maintaining the system, replacement of worn or broken parts and tire repair cost increases. The costs are partially offset for Calgary drivers by savings in fuel and tire wear. There’s also a saving in pricey property damage and travel delay for Calgary drivers. The net cost is estimated to be between $27 and $100.
The government predicts fewer fatal accidents. They estimate that is will cost between three and nine million dollars for every life saved. This newer safety equipment will help Calgary motorists avoid the most common vehicle failure, and possibly a catastrophic accident.
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Precision Alignment & Brake Ltd
4656 Westwinds Dr Ne # 305
Calgary, AB T3J 3Z5
At Precision Alignment & Brake Ltd we install quality NAPA replacement parts.