What Does TPMS Mean?

Tires

When the TPMS warning light illuminates on your dash for the first time in Lakeland, your first question might be “what does TPMS mean?” TPMS stands for Tire Pressure Monitoring System. Aptly named, TPMS uses tire pressure sensors to monitor your tires’ air pressure. If one or more tires aren’t sitting at the recommended pressure, the TPMS light will illuminate – and some might flash on-screen – to alert you that you need to add air to your Chevy Silverado or Chevy Cruze. Learn more about how the TPMS can help prevent tire failure and promote better vehicle handling with Stingray Chevrolet.

Tire Pressure Monitoring System Features

Tires

The main purpose of the tire pressure monitoring system is to monitor the pressure inside your tires and provide a warning to the driver if tire pressure levels drop too low. When your tires are under-inflated, you’re at risk of the following:

  • Excessive or premature tire wear
  • Decreased traction
  • Lower load carrying capability
  • A flat tire or blowout

When you keep your tires properly inflated, you can ensure they don’t wear out prematurely and protect yourself from potential accidents on the road. A vehicle equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system allows you to make your daily commutes without the added worry of remembering to check your tires yourself on a regular basis.

Proper Tire Inflation Tips

Under- and over-inflation can both lead to unwelcome issues in the future for Valrico drivers. A properly inflated tire will:

  • Reduce tread movement and increase your tires’ lifespan
  • Reduce rolling resistance and increase your efficiency on long drives
  • Improve water dispersion, making hydroplaning during sudden Brandon rain storms less likely

Your owner’s manual will tell you what the proper tire pressure is for your vehicle. Keeping your tires inflated is a simple task, and it can save you money in the long-run. Most gas stations even have tire fill-up stations, so when you’re low, all you need to do is pull over to the nearest equipped station and fill up.

Learn More About Vehicle Maintenance with Stingray Chevrolet

Searching for a new Chevrolet vehicle equipped with a TPMS? Browse our extensive inventory at Stingray Chevrolet! If you have lingering questions or would like to have your tires inspected, we invite you to schedule an appointment at our Plant City service center, contact us online, or give us a call at (813) 359-5000. Our expert technicians are always happy to help!

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