What Does TPMS Mean?

TPMS Light on Dash

 


If you drive a model produced in recent years, it’s almost certainly equipped with a TPMS. But what does TPMS mean? TPMS stands for Tire Pressure Monitoring System, which is a feature that tracks the air pressure of your tires. If the system detects that one or more of your tires is running low on air, the TPMS light will toggle on in your dashboard. Your tire pressure monitoring system is critical for preventing tire failure and for maintaining strong performance on the Omaha streets. To learn more about this important feature, read on with the service experts from Sid Dillon Nissan!

Tire Pressure Monitoring System Features

When you’re driving on the Beatrice streets, you might wonder “What does TPMS mean for me?” Most of the time, this system will work in the background without your assistance. However, once you see the indicator light flick on, you’ll need to take action. You might see the letters TPMS light up, or you could see a symbol that looks like a flat tire with an exclamation mark in the middle. Either way, when the TPMS tells you your tire is low on air you’ll want to act fast to avoid:

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

In the short term, having properly inflated tires will make driving on the Kearny streets less hazardous. Over time, keeping your tires properly inflated will prevent uneven tire wear, poor performance, and reduced fuel economy. A tire pressure monitoring system is a great feature to have equipped since it offers confidence in your tires without the need for manual checks. 

Proper Tire Inflation

Whether your tires have too much air or not enough, improper tire pressure can be problematic. On the other hand, a properly inflated tire offers:

  • Reduced tread movement which increases the life of the tire
  • Reduced rolling resistance which increases vehicle efficiency
  • Increased water dispersion which decreases the likelihood of hydroplaning 

Your owner’s manual is your best source for determining what the correct tire pressure is for your vehicle. Keeping your tires in good shape is an easy and affordable way to enjoy peace of mind behind the wheel. When you need to fill your tires with more air, you have several options at your disposal:

  • Most gas stations have tire filling areas separate from the pump station.
  • You visit your favorite service center for full tire service.
  • In a pinch, you can even use a bike pump to inflate your tires!

Keep Your Vehicle Running Properly With Sid Dillon Nissan

Are you interested in a vehicle that offers innovative safety features like a TPMS? Explore our selection of premium new and used models to find options to match your wishlist. If your current TPMS is telling you that you need to service your tires, book an appointment with us in Lincoln. Before your visit, take a look at our service coupons for extra savings!

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