What Does TPMS Mean?

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When it comes to your vehicle technology, you may be curious, what does TPMS mean? TPMS stands for “Tire Pressure Monitoring System,” which is the system that monitors air pressure via tire pressure sensors. If the system senses any of your vehicle’s tires aren’t at the recommended air pressure, the TPMS warning light on your dashboard will turn on or flash, so you know to add air to your Chevy Silverado or Trailblazer


Most new vehicles have TPMS, which makes it easy to prevent tire failure and maintain good vehicle handling when navigating the Eagan and Woodbury roads. Yet what are some of the features of the Tire Pressure Monitoring System? Read on to learn from Mauer Chevrolet about what you can expect from this technology.

Tire Pressure Monitoring System: Features

The purpose of your tire pressure monitoring system is to track the pressure inside your tires and let you know when the pressure isn’t at its proper level. The TPMS dashboard warning light will usually look like a flat tire with an exclamation point in the middle of it, or it could simply be the illuminated letters “TPMS.” If your TPMS light is popping up, there are a few potential issues that could be caused, including:

  • A Flat Tire or Blowout
  • Poor Fuel Economy
  • Poor Traction
  • Decreased Load Carrying Capability

On a day-to-day basis, having your tires inflated can protect you from a potential accident, and in the long run can prevent your tires from wearing out prematurely and even optimizing your fuel economy on your St. Paul drives. A tire pressure monitoring system is a great way to keep track of your tire pressure during your St. Paul travels without having to remember to do manual checks yourself. 

Properly Inflated Tires

Whether you have over-inflated or under-inflated tires, it can lead to a host of unwanted issues for drivers. However, keeping your tires properly inflated has a few benefits:

  • Increase water dispersion which decreases the likelihood of hydroplaning. 
  • Reduce tread movement thereby increasing the life of the tire.
  • Reduce rolling resistance which will increase vehicle efficiency.

If you are curious about what the proper tire pressure is for your vehicle, consult your owner’s manual or look inside the door of your vehicle for the details. Keeping your tires properly inflated is a quick and simple task that can save you money and stress long-term. 

Keep Your Vehicle Operating Smooth in Mauer Chevrolet!

If you are interested in a vehicle with a tire pressure monitoring system, take a look at our new Chevrolet available in Inver Grove Heights. Call Mauer Chevrolet at (651) 356-6090 for any questions you might have. Our team can help you keep your vehicle running smoothly with our service and parts information. Need a new set of tires? Schedule an appointment near Woodbury today!


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