My vehicle has a Tire Pressure Monitoring System. What is that, and how does this affect buying new tires?

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My vehicle has a Tire Pressure Monitoring System. What is that, and how does this affect buying new tires?

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a. The Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) is a system by which your vehicle monitors the air pressure in your tires, and warns you if the pressure falls below the suggested pressure. On most vehicles, the TPMS includes a sensor mounted inside the tire which senses the pressure and relays that information to the vehicle’s computer. These sensors are often mounted to the inside of the wheel itself, and can be re-used when replacing tires. If you have the TPMS system, then it is not necessary to buy replacement chrome sleeve valves.

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