Road traffic safety is becoming increasingly important. Safety belts that tighten automatically in the event of a collision or airbags in the entire vehicle interior are almost standard features. In addition, a new law was enacted on 01.11.2014 that all new cars and motor homes registered in the EU from this date must have a tire pressure monitoring system.
A tire pressure sensor is most commonly used for this purpose. In order to be able to rely on the RDKS sensor, it is advisable to rely on quality. We therefore offer an extensive range of original tire pressure sensors from vehicle manufacturers. In addition, in the lower section we describe the relevance and functionality of a tire pressure monitoring system and present the different types of RDKS.
The tire pressure monitoring system, RDKS for short, is divided into direct and indirect RDKS. However, both tire pressure monitors have the same function. They each monitor the pressure of the fitted vehicle tyres and at regular intervals forward the relevant information to the control unit in the car. If the tyre pressure in one or more tyres does not correspond to the specification, the driver is warned in good time. This prevents accidents that could be caused by a possible tyre burnout.
The two tire pressure monitoring systems differ as follows:
Act EU Regulation ECE-R 64 states that a tyre pressure monitoring system must have the following characteristics:
For vehicles registered after 01 November 2014, a direct or indirect RDKS must already be integrated into the tyre. The tyre pressure monitoring system has also been part of the main inspection (HU) of the TÜV since then. If a non-functional RDKS is found during the vehicle inspection, this is considered a minor defect according to §29 StVZO and must be rectified immediately by the vehicle owner.
If a warning signal is shown in the vehicle display, the nearest workshop should be visited, because either the tire pressure control is not fully functional or there is a loss of air pressure in one or more tires.
We supply original tire pressure sensors from vehicle manufacturers for all common vehicles. This guarantees an optimum fit for your vehicle and ensures a longer service life and better function compared to alternative products. Our service team will be happy to assist you in choosing the right RDKS sensor for your vehicle.