Revolutionize Car Care: TPMS and OBD Explained |

The future of car monitoring and maintenance is digital, with advanced technology enabling motorists to gain actionable insights and timely alerts about the health of their vehicle. Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) and On-Board Diagnostics (OBD) have proven to be game-changers in this digitally-enabled world. 

These cutting-edge solutions simplify car servicing and monitoring by providing accurate, organised, and detailed data that ensures the optimal performance of your vehicle. Car owners can make use of these insights to have their vehicle taken for repair and prevent accidents or automotive complications.

The TPMS and OBD come with enhanced sensors that help detect even the smallest defects and raise alerts, making them an essential addition to the futuristic car. But what is a TPMS or an OBD? And how are they used? Keep reading to discover the answer to these questions.

What Is a TPMS?

A TPMS or Tyre Pressure Monitoring System does exactly what it says: it monitors the pressure of each of your vehicle’s tyres to check if it is low. The tyre pressure indicator also tracks the overall health of your vehicle. 

Once fitted into the tyre, a reliable and accurate TPMS can provide real-time updates on the tyre’s temperature and pressure. Thus, you no longer need to run a physical check on all your tyres to make sure they’re properly inflated before a road trip.

TREEL’s TPMS is more than a regular TPMS. We call it a Tyre Performance and Maintenance System . Best experienced as an integrated solution of hardware and software, the tyre sensor sends alerts to the TREEL Care app on your phone whenever the pressure in your tyres dips below the recommended PSI. It also provides alerts in case of air leaks so you can get your tyres fixed before getting into an accident.

There are two different types of TPMS that one can choose from:

  • Direct TPMS uses a sensor mounted in the wheel to measure air pressure and temperature. It transmits information to the car’s system to trigger alerts when required.
  • Indirect TPMS works with your vehicle’s Antilock Braking System (ABS) to check tyre pressure depending on the wheel speed of each tyre.

Although both systems provide accurate information, direct TPMS is mostly preferred due to its detailed analytics and usage.

What Is an OBD?

OBD or On-Board Diagnostics is a central system of sensors, connection points, and indicators to help you get accurate and real-time updates on your vehicle. The entire data on the OBD system is connected via a Diagnostic Link Connector (DLC), which is usually located beneath the driver’s dashboard.

With this add-on for your car, you can understand every detail of the vehicle and learn how to improve its performance. It also warns you in case of any issues, allowing you to take preventive measures and dramatically decrease repair and servicing costs.

OBD can be used to track:

  • Driver Behaviour: OBD can improve driver behaviour by tracking their real-time location, speed, and other details. This helps to reduce accidents and warn drivers in case they are found overspeeding or flouting rules.
  • Emissions: OBD can be used to closely monitor engine emissions and raise alerts if there are any emission-related issues.
  • Car Analytics: The device allows car owners to gain access to advanced analytics like fuel efficiency, remote location tracking, engine details, and more.

How to Get These Gadgets Up and Running

Ready to start using an OBD or TPMS for your vehicle? Getting the devices fitted and ready for use is an extremely straightforward process. Depending on which product you opt for, make sure to follow the instructions and first install the device in its proper place.

TREEL’s TPMS sensor is to be installed within the tyre, whereas the OBD device can be installed in the dashboard and accessed via a Y cable. Once installed, the device must be connected with the TREEL smartphone app (available on Android & iOS – add links here), ensuring you get constant updates on the go.

And voila! You are ready to get real-time alerts, diagnosis, and manage your vehicle’s health using advanced digital technologies.

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