What Does TPMS Mean?

Mechanic Rolling a Tire
Many Round Rock drivers have a basic knowledge of tire maintenance, but exactly what does TPMS mean? TPMS is an acronym for Tire Pressure Monitoring System and it uses sensors to track the air pressure in your tire. When your tire pressure is low, this system alerts you via a warning light on your dashboard. Most vehicles within at least the last ten years come standard with this system. The service department experts at Nyle Maxwell Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram can show you everything you need to know about your vehicle’s tire pressure monitoring system.



Features of TPMS

The purpose of the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) is to alert you if the air pressure in your tire drops too low so that you can fill the tires with air. Most of the TPMS dashboard warning lights will look like a tire, or flat tire, with an exclamation point in the middle of it. Usually, the light will be a yellow, orange, or red color, but the image will usually remain the same. When you see this light, it means that your tire is low on air and could signify the following:

  • Poor traction on the road
  • Drop in load capacity
  • A completely flat tire or sudden tire blowout
  • Low-performing fuel economy
  • Overinflation with air

While accidents happen from time to time, regularly monitoring your tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) will help you prevent any significant tire damage and altogether vehicle damage while driving on the Cedar Park roads.

Maintaining Good Tire Inflation

While having your car’s tires underinflated can lead to serious tire and vehicle damage, having your tire remain overinflated can be just as harmful. Regular tire inflation at a normal level will help with the following:

  • Increase the lifespan of the tire
  • Reduce tread movement
  • Reduce rolling resistance
  • Increase vehicle efficiency
  • Decrease chance of hydroplaning

To find out the proper level of air pressure for your vehicle’s tires, you can check your owner’s manual. There are several public places where you can fill up your tires for free. Some of these places include gas stations, service centers, and even some grocery stores. If you’re stuck on the side of the road near Georgetown and can’t make it to a service station, then no problem! Nyle Maxwell Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram&’s mobile repair service can come to you.

Let Nyle Maxwell Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Care for Your Tires

Now that we’ve helped answer, “What does TPMS mean?”, let us go even further and help you with any other service-related questions you may have. Contact us for tire rotations, new tires, or anything else to keep your vehicle running like new. You can also learn about other helpful vehicle functions like the alternator and much more. Let us keep your tires running on the Austin roads!

More from Nyle Maxwell Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

  • How Much Can a RAM 2500 Tow?

    Looking for a pickup with might and the smarts to use it effectively? Check out the 2024 RAM 2500, an absolute unit of a vehicle that boasts excellent towing capabilities and the technology to keep you and others safe while hauling trailers around Georgetown and beyond. So, what is the 2024 RAM 2500 towing capacity?…

  • What Is the 2024 Jeep Wrangler 4xe MPG?

      The Wrangler has always been a symbol of freedom, and now that freedom includes some measure of freedom from the gas pump and the drawbacks of the combustion engine. The Jeep Wrangler 4xe uses an electric motor to bolster its turbocharged engine, providing more power and performance than any other Wrangler model besides the…

  • What Are the 2024 Jeep Wrangler 4xe Specs?

    Overpowering every Jeep Wrangler configuration with the exception of the brutal Rubicon 392, Jeep Wrangler 4xe horsepower and Wrangler 4xe torque are seriously impressive. Simply put, the Jeep Wrangler 4xe performance specs include 375 horsepower and 470 pound feet of torque. While these numbers are impressive in and of themselves, and are greater than those…

Nyle Maxwell Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram 30.46983, -97.7881972.