WHAT IS A TYRE VALVE?
Car Tyre Valve
Good condition Tyre valves are needed to maintain tyre pressure and allow air to be added or removed from the tyre. 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 commonly made from rubber to give it flexibility. It must be added that this rubber can deteriorate with age and use.
At UK Tyres we replace existing valves with new ones with every new tyre purchase.
Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems TPMS
Most new cars are now fitted with TPMS valves as standard. The difference with these and your standard rubber valves are TPMS valves come with a sensor which monitors tyre pressure and pressure abnormalities.