What does TPMS mean when you see it highlighted as a key feature on a new or pre-owned Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Wagoneer? TPMS is an acronym for Tire Pressure Monitoring System. A TPMS is a very useful feature for Overland Park drivers! It uses tire pressure sensors to monitor the air pressure of all four tires; if the TPMS senses low pressure in one or multiple tires, it alerts the driver via a dashboard warning message. Learn more about how a TPMS can make car ownership easier in the guide below.
These days, most new vehicles come standard-equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system. Without a TPMS, Gardner drivers have to manually check the air pressure of each individual tire on a routine basis. With a TPMS, you only have to take action when you see the warning light on your dashboard! Depending on the vehicle, the TPMS warning light may be an icon of a flat tire with an exclamation mark in the middle, or just the letters “TPMS”.
When the TPMS light pops up, it means at least one of your tires is underinflated. It’s best to stop at a gas station tire fill station as soon as possible to correct the issue, as underinflation can lead to other problems:
It’s not always convenient to stop for a tire fill-up, but it can help keep you safe on Springhill roads and prevent long-term tire damage or uneven treadwear.
Every vehicle has a recommended tire pressure that drivers should abide by. Changes in outside temperatures can lead to over- and under-inflation, which will trigger the tire pressure monitoring system. Maintaining proper tire pressure is important because it helps to:
Unsure what the recommended tire pressure is for your vehicle? Your owner’s manual will have the information you need. When your TPMS alerts you to low air pressure, there are several options available to fill the affected tire(s):
Whether you’re looking for a new vehicle with a tire pressure monitoring system or you need general tire service like a tire rotation and fill-up, Olathe Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram can help. Visit us to see our extensive inventory in Olathe or schedule a visit with our service department to get started!
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