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Faulty Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) = MOT Fail
New legislation causing uninformed motorists to fail MOT
A faulty Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) is now an automatic MOT fail and is already catching motorists out – does your car have it and how do you know if it’s working?
Millions of cars in the UK are fitted with tyre pressure monitoring systems, or TPMS, which monitor the vehicle’s tyre pressure and will alert the driver to over- or under-inflation. As of 1 January 2015, a car displaying a TPMS fault when submitted for its MOT will result in a test failure.
To save you from a stressful situation when you MOT your car TyreSafe, the UK’s tyre safety association, have produced a simple video to help motorists understand the safety features of this technology. Click here for more information.
“Although TPMS technology has been around for decades, its inclusion in new model vehicles has only been mandated in Europe since 2012 and on all new cars since 2014. This led to a gradual introduction into the market over a period of years and with little or no fanfare to help educate motorists.” noted Stuart Jackson, Chairman of TyreSafe. “Our members have been telling us that they’re encountering a lot of customers who either aren’t aware of how these systems work (and need to be maintained) or just see them as an expensive luxury rather than the crucial safety feature they are.”