Saturday, 17 September 2022 18:54

Tire pressure sensors - novelty or obligation?

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First of all, it can be said that such sensors can be a big saving for the car owner. In addition to the cost of purchase, which is around PLN 500-700 for a set of pressure sensors in wheels.


If we do not want to accidentally lose money for assembly at the beginning, and we cannot find ourselves in the intricacies of mounting sensors in tires, let's decide to look for a professional. Although I admit, even in my opinion mounting sensors in tires, at least those that I have seen, are really not complicated. But, I think we'll find a friend to help us.

But let's go back to the benefits of having these small sensors in our tires.
One of the most important advantages is the more economical use of fuel and tires. Therefore, more and more often they can be found in the basic equipment of cars. While the reversing sensors seemed to me not quite a necessary detail in the car, maybe these pressure sensors are not so bad. Of course, assuming that my knowledge is based on information contained in the Internet and interviews at work :)

First of all, what I have read, tire pressure sensors are divided into direct and indirect. Which in abbreviated form for me means that some are mounted inside the tires and we have an almost accurate pressure measurement, and the other is mounted outside and then we have information about a sudden change in tire pressure.

Both of these groups of sensors are used by different drivers, I would say a different "cash" resource, because direct tire pressure sensors are more expensive than the latter.

As for the explanation of the principles of action, however, this is a longer topic and I do not have such extensive knowledge for today. Let me just briefly say that the intermediate ones calculate the average pressure, so these calculations are not always up-to-date or quite true. The latter, on the other hand, are more accurate, they calculate the pressure level every 1 minute, so quite often, as far as I understood it.

As usual, both of these types have, apart from their advantages, also disadvantages - yes ..

So there is a possibility of damaging the pressure sensors when dismounting the tires - spring: winter. The second disadvantage may be, for example, that if the pressure in all tires drops at the same time, the device will not react.

There are different views on the use of tire pressure sensors. It seems, of course, in my opinion, that the idea itself is a good one. More efficient fuel and tire consumption. But is that why, since 2012, the European Union has been gently pushing for these sensors to be installed in our cars? I think that apart from the practical dimension of having pressure sensors in our four wheels, it probably has a financial dimension (high profit for high sales). Well, what to do, everyone wants to get rich, so we need something new. Maybe not always practical, not always useful in the full sense of the word. However, if at least one of these things was to provide us with more security, it is worth investing in these additional car accessories. The more that with more stable tires and pressure control, we can be more careful on the road, especially in difficult weather conditions.

So in my opinion, we can invest in these sensors, if only so as not to spend our money buying tires that are worn too quickly. Everything else will help us save money. It is worth looking for such sensors in online stores, there we will find prices lower than, for example, in car repair shops.