When it comes to tire pressure monitoring systems, there are several types of valves to choose from. There are clamp-on, snap-in, and metal bolt-in options. Each one of these devices has its own advantages and disadvantages, however. For instance, clamp-on TPMS sensors must be sealed properly. If not, the seal could break off and cause a slow leak.
One benefit of sensor valves is that they are designed to last for a long time. They normally require replacement after 100,000 miles, but that can vary depending on the vehicle's use. Sensors are often susceptible to corrosion and damage from moisture, which can affect the signal they send to the ECU. It's best to take care of your tires to keep your gas mileage at its optimum. However, if your TPMS fails, it could affect your fuel economy.
TPMS uses a sensor and a valve stem to monitor tyre air pressure. This system is designed to help avoid accidents and poor fuel efficiency. The device is designed to give you an early warning if the tyres are underinflated, which can increase your braking distance and cornering ability.
Despite its benefits, a malfunctioning TPMS can cause your fuel mileage to dip and reduce your safety. Your tire's air pressure should be checked periodically and, if necessary, the valve stem and seal should be replaced. Proper maintenance of your tyres will also extend the life of your TPMS.