Self inflating tire technology (SIT) will become an option for motorists who are looking to replace their tires. These tires can be a very convenient option for motorists and can also make driving much safer. While many motorists try to keep their tires inflated, its easy to fall behind and to create dangerous driving conditions as a result.
The Importance of Proper Inflation
Properly inflated tires are an important part of driver safety. They allow drivers to brake at a safe distance and allow drivers to maneuver much more effectively. The tread wears much more quickly when tires aren't properly inflated. Driving on under-inflated tires is a major concern because the majority of vehicles on the road have at least one under-inflated tire.
How Tire Inflation Systems Work
Tire inflation systems detect when the pressure in a tire has dropped below a desirable range. The driver is notified that the tire has low pressure. Then, they tire-inflation system inflates the tire back to the normal pressure. To inflate the tire, there must be an air supply located on the vehicle. The tires have the same pressure as regular tires and also have the same maintenance requirements.
Most Cars Have Pressure Monitoring Systems
If you're interested in having a self-inflating tire system implemented, contact a local tire service. You'll not only need tires that can be self-inflated, but you'll also need a pressure monitoring system installed. Fortunately, because of the TREAD act, most tires have pressure monitoring systems already installed so that drivers know when they're losing pressure in their tires. They typically create an icon on the dashboard that notifies you of when your tire pressure drops past a certain point.
There Are Surprise Benefits to Self-Inflating Tires
One of the benefits of using self-inflation is that the inflation of the tires can be modified based on the type of road you're driving on. For example, you might want to lower the pressure of a tire to create a larger contact area so that your tires can better handle a softer road. This is especially important on sites where you must avoid causing damage to the soil, such as on agricultural sites.
If there is a leak or puncture, the system can keep the tires inflated until the problem is corrected. This can make it easier for the driver to head to a nearby tire service to have his or her tires repaired. Because of all of these benefits, it's worth considering having the system installed. For additional information, contact a local tire service.