Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems

Designed to alert the driver when their tires are underinflated, tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) are crucial for improving driver safety, fuel economy, and tire durability.

As the automotive industry moves toward an intelligent tire, it’s become more and more important to secure valuable data in the development stage so these increasingly sophisticated mechanisms can continue to endure harsh road conditions.

The Smithers Rapra labs are equipped to offer a wide range of testing services for TPMS and valves. Our experts can recommend and conduct both standard and custom testing packages to best suit your needs. Our testing services include:

For Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems:

For Tire Valves:

  • Adhesion
  • Burst tests
  • Core tests
  • Force to seal/force to pull out tests
  • Hardness
  • Hot/cold temperature exposure
  • Ozone
  • Valve core seal
  • Valve-to-rim seal
  • Whole tire tests

Common SAE Evaluations Performed in our Lab:

SAE J2657 Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems for Light Duty Highway Vehicles
SAE J1205 Performance Requirements for Snap-In Tubeless Tire Valves
SAE J1206 Methods for Testing Snap-In Tubeless Tire Valves