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What Does TPMS Mean?

TPMS Sensors

 

TPMS stands for Tire Pressure Monitoring System, and most vehicles use one. A Tire Pressure Monitoring System tracks the amount of air pressure in your vehicle, and if your vehicle is not at the recommended pressure, your TPMS light will let you know. Most vehicles have TPMS, which can make it easy to prevent tire failure in the long run. Most new vehicles have TPMS, so learn more about this feature when visiting us at O'Hara Motors near Sandwich and Mashpee today. Schedule service with us if you have any questions.

Tire Pressure Monitoring System Features

The purpose of TPMS is to track the tire pressure inside of your vehicles in order to alert you when your levels drop too low. The TPMS warning light might look like a tire with an exclamation point in the middle, or might be an illuminated “TPMS.” If you notice your tire pressure light is on, this means your tires are underinflated, which causes: 

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

Proper tire inflation can protect you from accidents and can prevent your tires from wearing out too soon and can optimize your fuel economy. A TPMS is a way to keep track of your tire pressure during your Mashpee drives without needing to constantly check this for yourself. 

Benefits of A Proper Tire Inflation

Underinflation and overinflation of a tire can lead to a lot of unwanted issues for drivers. A properly inflated tire will ultimately create: 

  • Reducing tread movement can increase the life of your tire
  • This can reduce rolling resistance
  • A properly inflated tire can decrease the likelihood of hydroplaning

You have several options when it comes to meeting the requirement of your pressure warning light:

  • Many gas stations have tire filling areas separate from the pump station
  • Take yoru vehicle to a service center to get proper tire service
  • In a pinch, you can put a little air in your tire with a bike pump
  • You can also use a spare tire for a specific amount of time

Keep Your Vehicle Running Properly With O'Hara Motors

If you are looking for a vehicle with a TPMS sensor, check out our new vehicle inventory at O'Hara Motors near Bourne. Our service center is on standby to help you with any of your questions or concerns in terms of tire pressure.

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