What Does TPMS Mean?

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Have you just purchased a new Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram vehicle from Coon Rapids Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM? Many of our latest models are outfitted with a variety of high-end technologies and systems, so you may find yourself wondering, “What does TPMS mean?” TPMS means Tire Pressure Monitoring System, which is a system in your vehicle that uses sensors to track the air pressure of your tires. If one or more of your vehicle’s tires aren’t at the recommended pressure, the TPMS warning light on your dashboard will begin flashing. Many popular models, such as the Dodge Challenger and Jeep Renegade, come outfitted with this indicator on the dashboard, so checking TPMS systems is easy and non-distracting during your Minneapolis drives. Find out more about the TPMS meaning and features with our experts below!

TPMS Meaning – Flashing Indicator – Are My Tires In Trouble?

The purpose of a tire pressure monitoring system is to keep track of the pressure inside your tires and notify you if the levels drop too low. The check TPMS system light might simply look like the glowing letters “TPMS”, or it may be a flat tire with an exclamation point in the center. If you notice that your tire pressure light is flashing, it means your tires are underinflated, which could cause:

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

Benefits of Proper Tire Inflation

Both under- and over-inflation of tires can lead to a variety of inconvenient, if not downright dangerous situations for Brooklyn Park drivers. However, an efficiently inflated tire will:

  • Increase water dispersion, thus decreasing the likelihood of hydroplaning
  • Reduce rolling resistance, thus increasing vehicle handling
  • Reduce tread wear, thus prolonging the lifespan of the tire

To learn more about proper tire pressure for your vehicle, you’re best off consulting your owner’s manual. Ensuring that your tires are properly inflated is a simple and worthwhile way to save yourself money and protect yourself on Forest Lake roads. Local drivers have a handful of hassle-free options when it comes to refilling their tires: 

  • If you need a little bit of air in your tires and you’re in a pinch for time, you can always use a bike pump.
  • You can take your Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram vehicle into our Coon Rapids Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM Service Department for full tire service. 
  • Most gas stations in the Roseville area have air compressors for tire filling available.

Improve the Lifespan Of Your Tires with the Help of Coon Rapids Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM!

Interested in purchasing a vehicle with a “check TPMS system” light on the dashboard? Have any further questions about the meaning of TPMS and its features? You can always feel free to contact Coon Rapids Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM for more information about any tire-related concerns!

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