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What Does TPMS Mean?

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When you’re driving around, you never want to see an unfamiliar light come on your dashboard. However, you may notice a light that says TPMS, or you may have heard the acronym before. Are you wondering, “what does TPMS mean?” If so, our team is here to help you learn more about your Tire Pressure Monitoring System below! Our service experts are always standing by to keep your Nissan in great shape on Baytown streets for years to come. Whether you need help checking your car oil or checking your tire pressure, we’re here to help.

Why is Your TPMS Important?

Now that you know what TPMS means (Tire Pressure Monitoring System), you should know why your vehicle has one in the first place. Proper tire inflation helps to keep your tires from wearing out quickly and helps to ensure you maintain strong fuel economy numbers. Essentially, your TPMS keeps track of your tire pressure and alerts you when it’s out of spec.
The purpose of a tire pressure monitoring system is to alert you when your tires are under or over-inflated. If your TPMS light comes on, it means your tires are not properly inflated and you need to check your tire pressure. Under-inflated tires can cause issues, such as:

  • Excessive tire wear
  • Poor traction
  • Decreased load carrying capability
  • A flat tire or blowout
  • Lower fuel efficiency

Why Proper Tire Inflation is Essential

Both over and under-inflation of tires can cause issues on your drives through Liberty and La Porte.:

  • Increase the lifespan of your tires
  • Reduce rolling resistance which will increase vehicle efficiency
  • Improve water dispersion which decreases the likelihood of hydroplaning and reduces the risk of an accident
  • To find out what the proper tire pressure is for your tires, be sure to check your owner’s manual to see what the proper pressure is for your vehicle.

Take Care of Your Maintenance at Baytown Nissan Today

Are you still left wondering, “what does TPMS mean?” Don’t hesitate to contact us today if you have any questions for our expert service team today. Whether your vehicle needs major repairs or is leaking water, we can help you fix any and all issues.

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