What Does TPMS Mean?

August 8th, 2021 by
TPMS Light on Dash

If you have been perusing the specs sheet of your favorite vehicle at Sid Dillon, you likely have come across TPMS in your research. What does TPMS mean? TPMS stands for Tire Pressure Monitoring System. This feature employs sensors to track the air pressure of your tires. If the Tire Pressure Monitoring System senses one or more of your vehicle’s tires are not inflated properly, you will receive a notification on your dashboard.Most new vehicles have a TPMS, so it is easy to keep track of proper tire pressure, which is essential for safe driving around Omaha. 

The Basics of Your Tire Pressure Monitoring System 

If your tires are not inflated properly, what does the TPMS notification look like? The TPMS dashboard warning light could look like a flat tire with an exclamation point in the middle of it, or it may simply be the illuminated letters “TPMS.” Why is it so important to have properly inflated tires? Tires that are not inflated correctly could lead to the following issues:

  • Poor traction on the roads of Lincoln and beyond
  • Decreased load carrying capability
  • A flat tire or blowout
  • Decreased fuel efficiency

What’s more? Tires that are not properly inflated also tend to wear down more rapidly than tires that are consistently at the correct PSI. Improve vehicle safety and prolong the life of your tires by keeping an eye on your Tire Pressure Monitoring System or Chevy TPMS sensor.

Benefits of a Properly Inflated Tire

What are the benefits of a properly inflated tire? Here are the main perks of ensuring your car’s tires are filled to capacity at all times:

  • Reduce tread movement for a longer tire lifespan
  • Reduce rolling resistance for better fuel economy
  • Increase water dispersion to diminish the chance of hydroplaning 

Not sure about the correct tire pressure for your particular make and model? This information should be listed in your owner’s manual. If your tires are running low on air, bring your vehicle to the Sid Dillon service center, stop by a local gas station that has a tire filling area, or use a bike pump in a pinch. 

Contact Sid Dillon for More Information

Do you have additional questions about tire care? Do not hesitate to reach out to the team at Sid Dillon. Contact us today, and be sure to explore our current service specials before setting up an appointment. 

 

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