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What Does TPMS Mean?

Whether you’re a seasoned motorist or a brand-new driver you may be wondering, “What does TPMS mean?” TPMS stands for Tire Pressure Monitoring System, which uses sensors to track the air level in your tires. If the system detects that one or more of your tires starts to run low on air, the TPMS will trigger a warning message in your dashboard. This means it’s time to add air to the tires of your GMC Sierra 1500 or GMC Yukon. No matter which model you drive, understanding the Tire Pressure Monitoring System is a great way to keep your tires in good condition. Learn more with us below!

 

 

Tire Pressure Monitoring System Features

So, what does TPMS mean? What does the TPMS do? The purpose of this system is to actively gauge the air level in your tires, and alert you when the level drops too low. You may see a tire symbol or the letters TPMS light up or flash, indicating that the Tire Pressure Monitoring System has detected that one or more tires are running low on air. If your TPMS is on, you’re dealing with underinflated tires. Left unattended, this can cause:

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

In the short-term, ensuring your tires are properly inflated can protect you from an accident. Over the life of your vehicle, keeping your tire pressure within the appropriate range will improve your fuel economy and prevent unnecessary wear and tear as you commute from Cedar Park to Austin. If your tires need some TLC, book an appointment with us at your convenience.

Proper Tire Inflation

Driving through Pflugerville with either over- or under-inflated tires can lead to issues. On the flip side, a properly inflated tire will:

  • Reduce tread movement thus extending the life of the tire
  • Reduce rolling resistance, increasing vehicle efficiency
  • Decrease the likelihood of hydroplaning through improved water dispersion

Your owner’s manual is your go-to source for proper tire inflation levels for your model. Checking your tire pressure is a quick and easy task that will save you money and stress. If you notice that your tires need a bit of air, you have several options:

  • Many Round Rock gas stations have tire filling stations for public use.
  • You can visit our Nyle Maxwell GMC service center for tire care. 
  • If you need a quick fix, a bike pump can be used to inject some life into your ties. 

Keep Your Vehicle Running Properly With Nyle Maxwell GMC

If you’d like to secure the keys to a new model with innovative features like TPMS, turn to Nyle Maxwell GMC. Our selection of high-quality vehicles will enable you to take on every drive with total confidence. If you find that you need to have your tires looked at, explore our service coupons for additional savings with each visit. Our team is here to offer guidance and advice with all of your automotive needs, just get in touch when you need us.

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