What Does TPMS Mean?

TPMS Sensors

TPMS means “Tire Pressure Monitoring System,” which uses sensors to indicate tire air pressure as you drive on the streets around Omaha, NE and Bellevue, NE. The tire pressure monitoring system uses sensors to let you know when your car’s tires are either over- or under-inflated. The tire pressure monitoring system alerts you with flashing lights on your vehicle dashboard. Learn more about your TPMS system, and if you are concerned that your tires are having problems holding air, contact us here at Edwards Kia or schedule your service appointment online! 

Tire Pressure Monitoring System Features

What does TPMS mean? When your tire pressure is off, you’ll likely notice a dashboard icon that looks like a flat tire with an exclamation mark. You may also see “TPMS.” If you see these indicators, you need to stop by the nearest gas station with an air pump and check how many pounds per square inch (PSI) of tire air pressure. This is because poorly inflated tires cause the following issues on La Vista, NE streets: 

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

Properly Inflated Tires 

Now that you’ve learned more about issues created by under- and over-inflated tires, your tire pressure monitoring system can help keep you secure. Check out some of the highlights of properly inflated tires below: 

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

To find out the proper tire PSI, consult your owner’s manual. This information is often listed on your vehicle’s wheel-well sticker also! 

Schedule Your Tire Service Today! 

Now that you know more about tire pressure monitoring, it’s time to schedule your service online. Contact us today to learn more about TPMS, schedule an inspection, or schedule a service appointment. You’ll also want to check out our service specials to enjoy top savings! 

 

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