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What Does TPMS Mean?

TPMS Light on Dash


When the weather turns colder around Stamford or during your daily commute, you may see the TPMS light flash on your dashboard, but what does TPMS mean? TPMS stands for “tire pressure monitoring system”, and is used to alert you when your tire pressure gets too low below the recommended amount. Follow along with the service center at Garavel CJDR to learn more about the tire pressure monitoring system, and the importance of staying on top of your tire health.



What Does the TPMS Do?

Indicated on the dashboard by an icon that looks like a flat tire with an exclamation mark inside it, or just the letters “TPMS”, your vehicle’s tire pressure monitoring system uses sensors to track the air pressure. Once you notice the symbol is illuminated on the road around Greenwich, you shouldn’t wait too long to ensure your tires are properly inflated. Underinflated tires can lead to:

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

It’s important to make sure your TPMS system is working correctly because properly inflated tires can help you avoid accidents and even save you money by improving your vehicle’s fuel economy.

Benefits of a Properly Inflated Tire

The tire pressure monitoring system helps you stay at the proper tire pressure for your model. While an underinflated tire can lead to accidents around Bridgeport, an overinflated tire can be just as harmful to your tires health. Staying at the proper pressure brings benefits such as:

  • Increase of water dispersion, which decreases the chances of hydroplaning
  • Reduces tread movement and increases the tire’s lifespan
  • Reduces rolling resistance and increases overall vehicle efficiency

Ways You Can Inflate Your Tires Around Stamford

The proper tire pressure can vary depending on your model and tire type. Be sure to check the vehicle’s owner’s manual to the recommended tire pressure. When it’s time to fill up, there are many inexpensive and free ways to inflate your tires around Norwalk:

Discover More Service Tips with Garavel CJDR!

Now that you know what TPMS means and the importance of tire health, explore more service tips with the team at Garavel CJDR. Be prepared for challenges on Norwalk roads and learn how to change a tire, or learn how to extend your tires lifespan by rotating your tires. If you have any questions about your tire health or other service tips, don’t hesitate to contact us today!


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