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What Does TPMS Mean?

TPMS stands for Tire Pressure Monitoring System. This system uses sensors to detect when your tires don’t have enough air in them, so it can alert you via a flashing light on your dashboard. Read on to learn more about your Tire Pressure monitoring system, and then, if Regina drivers have questions, they can get in touch with the service department at Manitou Mainline Chrysler in Watrous.


Tire Pressure Monitoring System Features

Moose Jaw drivers have a surface-level answer to the question, “What does TPMS mean?” but let’s take a closer look at all of this system’s features. If there’s isn’t enough pressure in your tires, a symbol on your dashboard that usually looks like a flat tire with an exclamation point in the middle of it will flash. This means your tires are underinflated. Here are the risks posed by underinflated tires:

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

Proper Tire Inflation

Bear in mind that both over- and under-inflated tires pose risks. Here are the benefits of properly inflated tires:

Reduced tread movement, which increases your tires’ lifespans
Reduced rolling resistance, which increases acceleration and fuel economy
Less risk of sliding on ice or hydroplaning

If you’re unsure of how much pressure should be in your tires, crack open your owner’s manual for the facts.

Have Questions About Your Tire Pressure Monitoring System?

Saskatoon drivers who aren’t fully satisfied with our answer to the question, “What does TPMS mean?” can reach out to Manitou Mainline Chrysler for help. If you have questions about other car care topics, be sure to explore our site for other helpful reads. Don’t forget to explore our service specials while you’re here!