Car Tyre Valve Stems
Tyre valves help to maintain car tyre pressure, and permit air to be added or removed from the tyre.
The tyre valve stem in your wheel is a small but very important part of your car - particularly where safety and tyre life is concerned. It holds the tyre pressure inside the assembly, and is the access point if you need to adjust your tyre pressure at any time. A valve cap, in good condition, is also essential as it provides a secondary seal and prevents dirt from getting inside.
A car tyre valve is generally made from rubber to give it flexibility; however, this rubber deteriorates with age and use. Valves can become damaged due to the force they are subjected to while driving, as well as their exposure to the elements. They are relatively inexpensive, yet vital to the performance of tyres - and your safety. Thatís why at Kwik Fit, we replace your tyre valve stem with a brand new one every time a tyre bead is broken.
Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems
An increasing number of new cars come fitted with TPMS valves as standard. TPMS valves look very similar to standard valves on the outside of the tyre. However, within the tyre casing, these valves are fitted with a sensor, which monitors tyre pressure and pressure irregularities and reports these to the driver via the dashboard display.
At Kwik Fit we can supply and fit a cost effective TPMS sensor, should your existing tyre valve sensors need replacing. Just get in touch with your local Kwik Fit centre for more information.