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What Does TPMS Mean?

You may have noticed a dashboard light in your new car-truck, or SUV that says TPMS, or you may have heard or read the acronym before. If so, you also may be wondering: “What does TPMS mean?” TPMS stands for Tire Pressure Monitoring System, and it is a key feature built into your vehicle to ensure a safe driving experience on the roads in and around Regina Learn more about what TPMS means and why it is so important in this guide from the service team at Standard Motors,

Why is Your TPMS Important?

So, why is your vehicle equipped with TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) in the first place? The importance of maintaining the proper pressure in your tires cannot be overstated. Keeping the correct amount of air in your tires helps them to last longer, improves handling, and ensures that your vehicle maintains strong fuel economy numbers.

The tire pressure monitoring system alerts you when your tires are underinflated or overinflated. If your TPMS light comes on, it means your tires are not properly inflated and you need to check your tire pressure. Underinflated tires can cause issues, such as:

  • Excessive tire wear
  • Poor traction
  • Decreased load carrying capability
  • Lower fuel efficiency
  • A flat tire or blowout

Why Proper Tire Inflation is Essential

Overinflation and underinflation of tires can cause serious issues when driving on the roads in and around Kyle and Saskatoon. Whether you are driving on summer tires or winter tires, maintaining the proper tire pressure provides the following benefits:

  • Increased lifespan for your tires
  • Reduced rolling resistance, which increases efficiency
  • Improved water dispersion, which can reduce the risk of an accident and make it less likely that you’ll experience hydroplaning

How do you find out what the proper tire pressure is for your tires? Check your owner’s manual to see what is recommended by the manufacturer.

Get Professional Auto Care Service Today at Standard Motors

Whether you want the answer to the question, “What does TPMS mean?” or if you’re wondering how to reset your check engine lighthow often to rotate your tires, or how to change your oil, the service experts at Standard Motors are here to help. We can handle all of your vehicle maintenance and repair needs, and with our current service specials and coupons, it’s more affordable than ever to take care of your car. The next time your car, truck, or SUV requires service, schedule an appointment with us online.

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