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What Does TPMS Mean?

TPMS Sensors

 

If you’ve noticed a flashing icon with the letters ‘TPMS’ on your dashboard, you might be wondering, “What does TPMS mean?” TPMS is simply an abbreviation for Tire Pressure Monitoring System, a technology in your vehicle that senses the air pressure in your tires. If the Tire Pressure Monitoring System detects that one or more of your vehicle’s tires are below the recommended pressure, the TPMS warning light will activate on your dashboard, thus indicating that you need to add air to your tires. Many new Toyota vehicles have TPMS installed, such as the latest Toyota Camry and Toyota Tacoma, so a new Toyota car purchase comes with a guarantee of safety as you cruise off our Tallahassee lot. 

Why Is My Tire Pressure Monitoring System Light On?

As mentioned above, a tire pressure monitoring system is designed to track the pressure inside your tires and alert you if the levels are unsatisfactory. The TPMS dashboard warning light might look like a flat tire with an exclamation point in the middle of it, or it might just be the illuminated letters “TPMS.” It’s critically important to keep an eye on your tire pressure monitoring system light, as it’s most likely indicating that one or more of your tires are underinflated, which could lead to the following dangerous situations on Thomasville roads: 

  • Poor Fuel Economy
  • A Flat Tire or Blowout
  • Decreased Load Carrying Capability
  • Poor Traction

Advantages of Adequate Tire Inflation

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

  • 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 

Keep Your Tires Properly Inflated with the Help of Peter Boulware Toyota! 

Interested in purchasing a Toyota vehicle with a tire pressure monitoring system installed? Reach out to us at Peter Boulware Toyota to find out more about our current inventory of TPMS-compatible vehicles today! However, if you already have a vehicle with TPMS and it’s indicating you need more air pressure in your tires, our certified service technicians are available for maintenance.

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