ALCAR TYRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEMS
ADVANTAGE THROUGH KNOW-HOW - WHEELS BY ALCAR ARE 100% TPMS-FIT
WHAT IS TPMS?
TPMS fulfil three functions:
Increased driving safety
Avoiding higher fuel consumption caused by wrong tyre pressure
Avoiding high tyre wear which is caused by reduced tyre pressure
TPMS LEGAL REQUIREMENTS
WHICH LEGAL REQUIREMENTS MUST TPMS FULFIL?
In general, the following applies from 1st November 2014 onwards: according to the EU Directive, all new cars must be equipped with a TPMS by the vehicle manufacturers.
However, the EU Directive does not stipulate which tyre pressure monitoring system should be used. Permitted are direct as well as indirect systems as long as they fulfil the requirements and conditions of ECE-R 64. ECE-R64 only stipulates the functionality but not whether an original or aftermarket sensor is required.
Important: A TPMS found not to be in proper working order during the annual TUEV is classed as a minor defect and must be rectified by the vehicle owner immediately.
TPMS & PURCHASING WHEELS
WHAT SHOULD I LOOK FOR WHEN PURCHASING WHEELS?
If your vehicle is already equipped with a TPMS then you need to establish whether it is a direct or indirect system. In case that your vehicle is equipped with an indirect TPMS then you can purchase your wheels as per usual as this will not affect your TPMS
- Does the wheel design of your choice fulfil all requirements for fitting a TPMS sensor?
- Due to the complex technology of the TPMS, we recommend to use a specialist dealer. They have the relevant special tools and programming equipment for changing tyres, maintenance work and for any other problems (e.g. warning on the display)!
All ALCAR wheels have already been prepared to accommodate the necessary wireless sensors (direct TPMS) and the relevant information have been recorded in TÜV certificates since the beginning of 2012.
Therefore, the purchase of wheels is easy because nothing changes for ALCAR customers.
ALCAR TPMS INDUSTRY SOLUTION
TPMS – FOUR LETTERS - ONE SOLUTION: ALCAR!
A complex challenge – one solution
ALCAR offers a customised industry solution. Sensors aside, the necessary assembly, diagnostic and programming tools, service and spare-part kits and a comprehensive support for all customers and partners will also be available. In addition all the necessary information and software updates can be found in theALCAR member’s area online.
ALCAR’s know-how means advantage
The ALCAR group tackled the TPMS issue already early on and is therefore able to provide its customers with a complete TPMS package. Since 2012, the development of new wheel designs has taken into account the spatial parameters for an installation of common, directly measuring sensors and has been recorded in the TÜV certificates.
Wheels by ALCAR: 100 % TPMS-FIT
Dealers looking for a safe and well-shaped solution will be able to continue to recommend AEZ, DOTZ, DEZENT, ENZO, ALCAR STAHLRAD and ALCAR HYBRIDRAD designs with a clear conscience. The TPMS sensors delivered byALCAR will fit perfectly.