Continental Tire the Americas has formally brought its new ContiPressureCheck system to the North American medium truck tire market.
Launched at last week’s Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, the ContiPressureCheck is a tire pressure monitoring system for commercial trucks. The system “has undergone extensive testing at fleets throughout the U.S.,” said Clif Armstrong, CTA director of marketing for truck tires. “Today, our distribution channels for this system are fully in place and we are ready to open sales of this system to our customers nationwide.”
Jointly developed by Continental AG’s Commercial Vehicle Tire, Body and Security and Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket business units, the truck tire TPMS utilizes sensors mounted inside the tires to provide accurate temperature and pressure readings. Alerts and warnings are displayed inside the cab, and the system can be used for tractors, trailers or in combination.
“The ContiPressureCheck system saves drivers and fleets both time and money, by alerting the driver of sudden inflation deviations as well as slow air losses to the tire,” said Armstrong. “By correcting these issues before the tire requires replacement, fleets and drivers can prevent vehicle downtime, extend the tread life of their tires and protect their valuable casing investment. Proper tire inflation also reduces rolling resistance of the tire, and in turn, fuel consumption. So from both a maintenance and fuel saving perspective, the investment in ContiPressureCheck reduces overall driving costs.”
The ContiPressureCheck system can be ordered through a Continental truck tire dealer, or via the national account customer order desk. For small fleets or owner operators, ContiPressureCheck can be obtained by calling operators for Continental’s emergency road service programs at 877- 878-5349.