TPMS: Boost or burden?

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Most consumers cannot be forced to replace a broken or inoperative TPMS sensor, so they will have to make a choice when confronted with the decision. What will convince most consumers to spend the money to maintain, repair and replace the TPMS on their vehicles?

Kevin Rohlwing, senior vice president of training for the Tire Industry Association and MTD contributor, examines that question along with crash-related data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in his article, “The real benefit of TPMS.”

For an in-depth look at TPMS, see the September 2013 issue of MTD, read the digital version of the September issue, or click here.

What do what you think about TPMS? To tell us, leave a comment and answer our poll question on the MTD homepage:  Are tire pressure monitoring systems a boost or a burden to your shop? The results so far:

* 10.8% - A boost, we profit from servicing them

* 18.9% - A burden, they're time-consuming to service

* 37.8% - A boost, they save lives

* 32.4% - A burden, consumers don't understand the technology

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