We are an authorized independent dealer for most major tire brands including high performance and run flat. See below for a detailed list. We are also equipped to perform all tire services, including mounting and balancing, rotating, wheel alignment and tire repairs.

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Tire Pressure Monitoring System

TPMS is a wireless electronic tire pressure monitoring system that alerts the operator to low tire pressures.

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Tire Inflation Pressure Monitor Systems (TPMS) are being used on more and more new vehicles. Low tires are potentially dangerous, especially if a vehicle is heavily loaded and traveling at highway speeds during hot weather. A low tire under these conditions could result in a blowout. The inflation pressure of the tires should be checked regularly, but many motorist do not check their tires. That is why Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems have come into use.

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Tires are designed to operate within a certain pressure range. The recommended inflation pressure can usually be found in the vehicle owner’s manual and on a decal that may be located in the glove box or door jam. This pressure will give the best combination of ride comfort, load carrying capacity and rolling resistance.

Increasing the tire inflation pressure reduces rolling resistance and increases load carrying capacity of the tires. This can help with fuel economy but also increases ride harshness. The maximum inflation pressure (found on the sidewall of the tire) should never be exceeded because too much pressure may overstress the tire and increase the risk of tire failure.

Decreasing the inflation pressure can improve ride quality by making the tire softer. In certain circumstances this may even help improve traction a bit. But lowering the pressure also reduces the tire’s ability to carry weight and increases rolling resistance (which hurts fuel economy). A low tire also wears faster. Why? Because increased rolling resistance and excessive flexing in the tire scrubs away the tread. As the miles add up, so does the wear and eventually the treads wears to the point where the tire needs to be replaced.

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    Waltham, MA
  • 781-352-0978
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