In the video, I install, demo, and review a TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) from a company called Guta. I was interested in reviewing the Guta TPMS because it so closely resembled my current EEZTire TPMS.
The kit I got contained 8 sensors/transmitters that attach to the tire’s valve stems and an LCD for the truck dash. The LCD is quite simple, with small tire icons for the tires and large numbers for the tire PSI and temperature. I personally prefer this style of display over colored backlit as it’s much easier to see in the sun and has fewer reflections.
The display cycles through each tire when operating, stopping for 5 seconds to show its current pressure and temperature. If there is ever a fault with either, the display flashes and beeps to get your attention. Possible fault alerts are low or high tire pressure, high temp, or rapid loss of pressure.
(Fair Disclosure: I received the Guta TMPS review sample free of charge. – Ray)
Guta TPMS Installation and Review
Setting up the transmitters was quick and easy using the code, set, and +/- buttons located on the display. You code each sensor to your choice of location on the display. I set mine to match the corresponding truck and trailer locations.
Then you set the normal cold PSI of the tires on each axle. An alert will sound off if a tire ever gets above or below 25% from your cold PSI setting. The final setting is the high-temperature alert. I don’t set mine too high as I like to get an early warning if a tire or wheel is heating due to, say, a dragging brake or faulty wheel bearing.
The transmitters come with an extra security backing nut and a special wrench to help prevent theft. The kit also includes a signal repeater for longer RVs. The repeater gets wired into the 12VDC power system of the RV and mounted about halfway down to increase the signal range. However, I found I didn’t need it for my 30-foot trailer.
The rechargeable LCD comes with an option of fixed or removable mounting. I prefer the removable suction cup mount and locate it on the lower driver’s side of the windshield just above the dash. It’s easy to see without looking down but doesn’t block my forward view of the road.
Overall I give this Guta tire pressure monitoring system a thumbs up. In early testing, I have found it has performed every bit as well as my more expensive EEZtire. So, I’ll continue to use it as my TPMS going forward and come back with a long-term review update in the future.
Guta TPMS Review Update After 5000 Miles Towed
In this video, I give an update on how the Guta TPMS has performed longer-term and restate why I like it. I also look inside the 8 tire sensors after 9 months and 5000 miles of towing + 10,000 miles on the truck. No signs of corrosion or water are getting in, and the batteries still have some life left.
Overall I give thumbs up to the product with the caveat being lack of USA North American based support as far as I can tell. Appears its sells mainly through the Guta Store on Amazon.
Guta TPMS Booster Installation Video
In this video, I demo and explain the installation of the Guta TPMS booster device that came in my 8-sensor kit.
When I first reviewed the Guta tire monitor, I found it worked fine without the booster. But things have changed, and the booster is required, or I lose connectivity to the passenger side trailer tires. Maybe it’s due to a change in the stuff I’m carrying and where the cargo is stored in the truck and trailer.
The wireless extender booster simply gets installed somewhere between the truck and trailer axles and connects to the RV 12VDC system. For my installation, I chose to connect it to the output feed from my DC-DC charger for ease of installation and utilization of the existing breaker for an on/off function.