What are Winter Tires?

Winter TPMS & Winter Tires

Bartec USA has for years been one of the market leading companies in the field of Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS). For this reason, we know exactly what questions motorists worldwide ask themselves year after year, when the winter is fast approaching.

 

What are Winter Tires?
What are Winter Tires?

Winter Tires are supposed to be used with wintery road conditions and low temperatures. They have a rubber compound which is enough elastic with low temperature to achieve a sufficient gearing and transmission with the underground.

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Snow Tire Legislation
Snow Tire Legislation

There is no crossing winter tire legislation in North America but more and more areas which are always affected by ice and snow in the winter time are starting to put up rules. In the USA it is highly recommended to drive with winter tires in the north of the country.

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Tire Change & Relearn
Tire Change & Relearn

Every time a TPMS sensor is replaced, it has to be activated and the vehicle ECU has to be reprogrammed with the unique ID of each sensor, otherwise it would not recognize the new sensors and indicate a TPMS failure. The programming involves certain relearn procedures.

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Winter Tire & TPMS Change
Winter Tire & TPMS Change

During the winter tire season, when not only 1 but 4 tires, per car need to be replaced, the amount of work is considerable. Adding Programmable Sensors to the vehicle with the same TPMS ID's turns off the TPMS warning light without a relearn procedure.

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