Tire Pressure Archives - Brake & Front End
TPMS Education

Surveys have shown that 30-50% of drivers have no clue about the TPMS warning light in their vehicles.

TPMS Valve Stem Tips

No matter the type of stem, carelessness can result in a broken sensor.

Understanding Mercedes-Benz Tire Pressure

Mercedes-Benz makes the assumption that in the U.S. we adjust our pressure for the number of people and intended speed.

Diagnosing Subaru Low Tire Pressure Warnings

Low tire pressure is the most common cause of a TPMS warning light – resetting it may take more than just air.

Top Alignment Tips

When doing your pre-alignment inspection, always check and set tire inflation pressures.

Nissan TPMS Service Tips

If the system is malfunctioning, the light will flash for one minute and then stay on.

GM Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS)

GM TPMS on Buick, Pontiac, Chevy (Chevrolet), GMC Cadillac and Hummer models are some of the easiest to service if you have the right tools and knowledge. Starting in 2007, most vehicles use a Schrader- or VDO-manufactured system that shares the same relearn procedures and behaviors. There are exceptions however, like the Pontiac Vibe.

VIDEO: Tire Over-Inflation At The Pump?

Andrew Markel discusses how over-inflation may be caused by air pumps at gas stations. Sponsored by Bartec USA.

SigmaVision’s TreadReader 3-D Scans Tread For Measurement

SigmaVision’s TreadReader Hand Held scanner helps technicians read tire tread depth, detect incorrect inflation and wheel alignment issues.

VIDEO: TPMS Systems Are Smarter Than You Think

Andrew Markel compares a TPMS system with a misfire monitor, discussing how the module takes multiple events into account before turning the light on. Sponsored by Bartec USA.

VIDEO: TPMS Relearns: It’s Not About Location, It’s About Pressure

Andrew Markel discusses TPMS relearns, and how this procedure should always be performed along with a tire rotation to ensure customer satisfaction. Sponsored by Bartec USA.

VIDEO: Check TPMS With Every Oil Change

Andrew Markel explains how regular TPMS checks alongside lube, oil and filter service can increase profitability at your shop. Sponsored by Standard.