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Tire Pressure Monitoring System Types

If you have a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) in your car or truck, you probably know what it does. You may not know that there are a lot of different types of TPMS, though. Here’s what you need to know. Different types of Tire Pressure Monitoring System There are a few common types of TPMS that auto makers use in their cars and trucks. Knowing what type of system you(…)

What is TPMS?

If you’ve ever bought a set of tires or had a flat tire on your car or truck, you’ve probably had an auto mechanic or automotive clerk ask you if your vehicle has “TPMS.” If you’ve ever wondered what TPMS is, or if you know what it is but just want to know more about it, Blain’s Farm & Fleet has the answers to your questions. TPMS (tire pressure monitoring system)(…)

Repair or Replace? When Can a Tire be Repaired?

Find out if your tire can be prepared or if you need to look at new tires for sale. You may have had a flat tire before, brought in into a repair shop to have it fixed and been told that it needed to be replaced. If you’ve ever wondered what makes a tire unrepairable, Blain’s Farm & Fleet has your answers. We’re here to help you figure out if(…)

Why Is My TPMS Light On?

There are a number of reasons that your tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) warning light might be on. The main thing to remember is that your TPMS light doesn’t only light up when your tire pressure is low. It can also light up when your car’s computer loses contact with one of the sensors in your tires. If there is anything wrong with your TPMS, the light will come on. Here(…)

4 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your New Car Tires

Don’t let cheap tires ruin your ride; get the most out of your new tires with Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Buying new tires is a big investment, but they’re worth it. You’ll have a safer and smoother ride, especially if you were riding on cheap tires. Of course, you want to get the most out of those new tires. That’s where Blain’s Farm & Fleet comes in. With our four(…)

Tire Pressure Gauge Guide

Find out which tire pressure gauge is right for you with Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Are you looking for the most accurate tire gauge? The least expensive? The one that can be stored easiest? There are three different kinds of tire pressure gauges to choose from. With this list of pros and cons, you can find the right tire pressure gauge. Pencil/Stick Tire Pressure Gauge A pencil tire pressure gauge(…)

Tire Pressure: How To Check It

Checking your tire pressure regularly and maintaining the correct air pressure in your car’s tires is important for your car and your safety. If you own a car made after 2005, you’re likely to have a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). Your dashboard’s TPMS light will come on, indicating your tire pressure is 20 percent below the manufacturer’s recommendation. But what if your car doesn’t have a TPMS?  Low tire pressure causes more(…)

What is a Tire Load Range?

Tire load range is the maximum weight your tires can support. It helps identify tire strength and how much load your tire has the ability to carry at its industry-suggested air pressure. Do all tires have a specific load range? Yes. However, most passenger (P-metric) tires are manufactured in a standard industry load range unless otherwise specified. A passenger tire that requires more strength than the standard load range will(…)

Maintaining Correct Tire Air Pressure

Benefits of proper tire air pressure Gives the best traction, performance and handling Better long-term fuel economy Prolongs tread life Disadvantages of low tire air pressure Shortens tread life (more wear on the edges of the tread) Higher risk of tire blowouts Worse long-term fuel economy Worse performance and handling Disadvantages of high tire air pressure Rougher ride Higher risk of tire blowouts Shortens tread life (more wear in the middle of the tread) Worse traction(…)

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