What Does TPMS Mean?

Technician Filling Up Car Tire

If you notice your TPMS warning light is lit up on the dash and you want to know what it stands for, we at the Marine Chevrolet service center are here to help answer your questions. It stands for Tire Pressure Monitoring System, and it uses tire pressure sensors to track the air pressure of your tire. This system will turn the light on, or the TPMS lights flash, when it senses that one or more tires isn’t at the recommended pressure. While the TPMS probably isn’t your first thought when it comes to safety, it makes it easy to prevent tire failure no matter which Richlands roads you take.

Tire Pressure Monitoring System Features

The main purpose of the tire pressure monitoring system is to track the pressure inside of each tire as well as alert you if the levels drop too low. If the tire pressure light becomes illuminated, it means your tires are underinflated. You’ll want to fill them soon or this underinflation could cause:

  • Excessive tire wear
  • Poor traction
  • Decreased load carrying capability
  • A flat tire or blowout

Proper tire inflation makes sure your tires don’t wear out before their prime as well as protects you from a potential accident. A tire pressure monitoring system is a great way to keep track of your tire pressure during your Sneads Ferry travels without having to remember to do manual checks yourself.

Proper Tire Inflation

Both over- and under-inflation of tires can lead to a host of unwanted issues for drivers. Meanwhile, a properly inflated tire will:

  • Reduce tread movement thereby increasing the life of the tire
  • Reduce rolling resistance which will increase vehicle efficiency
  • Increase water dispersion which decreases the likelihood of hydroplaning

Learn more about what the proper tire pressure is for your vehicle, consult your owner’s manual to make sure you have the right numbers. It’s important to keep your tires properly inflated for your safety. This can also save you money and stress in the long run.

Man checking tire pressure

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