Kwik-Fit Fleet launches tyre pressure monitor system service
New equipment allows centres to replace sensors, rotate and reposition wheels as well as managing the switch from winter to summer tyres, as sensors often need recalibrating.
Peter Lambert, fleet director for Kwik-Fit, said: ‘Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems are an important vehicle safety aid. The fact they will become a standard feature on all new cars over the next two years means that it is essential that we are able to offer a service to customers that checks the systems are working correctly and rectify those that are not.
‘A properly serviced TPMS system provides peace of mind in terms of road safety and many further benefits to drivers, notably in terms of improved fuel economy and tyre life, knowing that a tyre is correctly inflated in line with manufacturer recommendations.
‘However, technology requires maintenance and TPMS systems will require checks and service support during the life of the vehicles. The technology is very sophisticated and if a dashboard warning light appears – either the low pressure warning icon or system failure warning icon – drivers have a responsibility to act and not to ignore the warning.