What Does TPMS Mean?

June 24th, 2021 by
TPMS Sensors

Your vehicle is equipped with many dashboard lights that alert you to potential trouble when you’re on Prattville streets. What does TPMS mean among those warning lights? TPMS stands for Tire Pressure Monitoring System. This system uses tire pressure sensors to track the air pressure in your tires. If one or more tires aren’t at the right pressure, the TPMS light engages, so you can add air before your tire becomes a problem. Most new vehicles are equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system, which means fewer flats and tire blowouts on Calera streets. Take a look at what it can do for you with the service department at Stokes Chrysler Company.

Tire Pressure Monitoring System Features

When your tire pressure monitoring system detects low air pressure inside one of your tires, you’ll see a warning light on your dashboard. It will either look like a flat tire with an exclamation point in the middle of it, or it’ll be the letters “TPMS.” If this light comes on because you have low air pressure in one of your tires, you’re at risk for:

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

Tire Inflation Tips

Check your vehicle’s owner’s manual for the proper tire pressure for your vehicle. In the short term proper tire inflation will keep you safe by lowering your chances of an accident. The long-term benefits of keeping your tires properly inflated mean less wear on your tires and improved fuel economy compared to driving under-inflated. While you can check your tire pressure yourself, TPMS will let you know as soon as your tire pressure is below a certain PSI, long before it can become a problem on Alabaster streets. Properly inflated tires will also help prevent hydroplaning when roads are wet. Keeping your tires properly inflated is easy. Most gas stations offer a tire-filling station, or you can even use a bike pump. Of course, you can also swing by our service department in %%di_cty%% if your tires need to be topped off.

Keep Your Vehicle Running Properly With Stokes Chrysler Company

Put the collective knowledge of the Stokes Chrysler Company certified technicians to use for you—read our service tips and tricks to learn more about how your vehicle works, and things you can do to help it have a long, safe life. Or you can contact us with your questions. We love to help! 

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