Ready to visit the great outdoors this summer? For many, there’s no better activity than spending time in nature during hot summer days and one popular activity among outdoor enthusiasts is off-roading! Something that should be considered before heading out for an off-roading session is safety, and that includes making sure your tires are properly inflated and maintaining the right pressure.
Schrader, the automotive aftermarket brand of Sensata Technologies and the world leader in TPMS, recently announced the winners of their Schrader Academy Shop Stool Giveaway contest, which ended on June 30th.
Direct TPMS (dTPMS) gathers accurate pressure data directly from the tire valve via four dedicated pressure sensors that are attached to the valve, reporting pressure readings in real-time. Indirect TPMS, on the other hand, uses the ABS system to approximate tire pressure, and motorists must drive a substantial distance before an alert will be generated.
The Transportation Recall Enhancement, Accountability and Documentation (TREAD) Act was passed by Congress in 2000 in response to a major recall of defective tires that created unsafe driving conditions and multiple driver fatalities (one hundred deaths due to rollovers were attributed to tire tread separation). The TREAD Act has since been incorporated into the existing National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1966.