What Does TPMS Mean?

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You’ve probably seen the letters TPMS and thought what does TPMS mean? It stands for Tire Pressure Monitoring System and is one of your vehicle’s safety features that keeps track of the air pressure of your tires. If the sensors indicate that one or more of your car’s tires are underinflated, a warning light on your dashboard will light up or flash.

 

 

If you see the light, stop at a convenient place around Champlin and add air to your tires. The TPMS helps you avoid flats and keep you safer in the Blaine area. If your TPMS light stays on, make a service appointment with Mauer Main Chevrolet to have your tires checked.

What Does The Tire Pressure Monitoring System Do?

The TPMS tracks the pressure inside your tires and lets you know if the level becomes too low . The warning light on the dashboard could look like a flat tire covered by an exclamation point, or it might just be the letters “TPMS” lit up. If the TPMS light comes on, stop and check your tires. Underinflated tires can cause:

  • A flat tire or blowout
  • Poor traction
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Decreased load-carrying capability

Proper Tire Inflation

Over- or under-inflated tires can cause a number of problems for Brooklyn Park drivers. Low tire pressure leads to:

  • Increased tread wear which decreases the life of the tire
  • Increased rolling resistance which reduces fuel efficiency
  • Decreased water displacement which decreases traction

The proper tire pressure amount for your vehicle will be listed in your owner’s manual. Keeping your tires properly inflated is one of the easiest maintenance tasks you can do to save money and extend the life of your tires.

It’s easy to fill up your tires around Coon Rapids:

  • Many gas stations provide tire inflators near the pumps.
  • You can visit your favorite service center and ask to have your tires checked.
  • If you need to top off your tires quickly, a bicycle pump is handy.

Bring Your Car to Mauer Main Chevrolet for a Tire Check!

Come to Mauer Main Chevrolet for tire checks and rotation. Contact us if you have any questions about your TPMS or any other warning lights on your dashboard. Our certified technicians will take good care of your car!

 

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