Rubber on the Road
Driving down the road at some point all of us have noticed the large and small chunks of tire rubber on the country’s highway’s and byway’s. Most technicians know these road hazards can be attributed to Big-Rig trailer tires that have failed and separated; most like due to low tire pressure or improper re-treading. These faulty repairs can cause accidents due to swerving, and hundreds of thousands of dollars worldwide in property damage to vehicles and infrastructure.
Most of today’s newer Big-Rig trailers have a system to reduce the possibility of a low tire pressure tread separation; this is called a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). This system uses sensors in both truck and trailer tires to make sure safe tire pressures are maintained with the help of a multitude of components.
Mitchell 1’s TruckSeries truck repair software provides comprehensive information on both the system descriptions as well as diagnosis of these systems in Truck Series.
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