In 2012, Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) will become mandatory on every new type approved car and in 2014 on every car sold.

With the implementation of this new legislation, the European Commission gives a clear signal that Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems are important and necessary for consumers.

This measure will improve vehicle safety as well as help reduce CO2 emissions, as correctly inflated tyres ensure optimized fuel consumption and thus lower emission levels. With this ruling, the European decision makers want not only to promote environmental protection but also to actively work toward lowering accident rates and improving road safety.In the coming years, all cars will be equipped with a TPMS and can thus be fitted with RunOnFlat tyres, which also contribute to increased safety.

HiQ's commercial manager Farrell Dolan said: "A number of our centres already provide Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems to motorists, and we have received a great deal of positive feedback.

"We believe that the technology is particularly significant and we welcome EU legislation to make the systems mandatory."