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What Does TPMS Mean?

Tire pressure monitoring system symbol


TPMS means Tire Pressure Monitoring System. This system usually consists of sensors in your tires that track their air pressure as you drive on the streets of Sarasota. If it senses that your tires are under- or over-inflated, it will alert you with flashing signals in your dashboard. Read onto learn more about your TPMS system, and if you think your tires are having issues holding air, get in touch with the service center at Cox Chevrolet for help.

The Ins-and-Outs of Your Tire Pressure Monitoring System

So, what does TPMS mean for you and your safety on the road in specifics? When the pressure in your tires isn’t right, you’ll likely see an icon on your dashboard that looks like a flat tire with an exclamation point in it. It could also just read: “TPMS.” If this happens, you need to swing by the nearest gas station with an air pump and take a look at how many pounds per square inch (PSI) of air pressure are in your tires. That’s because improperly inflated tires can result in the following issues on the streets of Tampa:

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

Proper Tire Inflation

You know about some of the issues caused by over- and under-inflated tires, and that your Tire Pressure Monitoring System can help to keep you safe. But what are some of the benefits of properly inflated tires?

  • Extended tire lifespan
  • Better fuel economy from reduced rolling resistance
  • Decreased likelihood of hydroplaning
  • Decreased chance of blowouts
  • More accurate braking

To determine the correct PSI for your tires, take a moment to consult your owner’s manual. Sometimes, this information is also listed on a sticker in your wheel-wells.

Need A Tire Change or Tire Patch?

Now that Palmetto drivers have a thorough answer to the questions, “What does TPMS mean?” and know how to use their Tire Pressure Monitoring System, if they have further questions or want to book a tire inspection they can call 941-538-7407! For tire replacement, be sure to explore our vast selection of new tires and to browse our Chevy service specials beforehand to save on tire replacement. Be sure to explore our site for other informative reads about how often to change oil and more!

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