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What Does TPMS Mean?

If you have been perusing the specs sheet for your favorite new Kia model, you may be asking, “What does TPMS mean?” TPMS stands for Tire Pressure Monitoring System. This handy feature employs sensors to keep tabs on the air pressure for each individual tire. If the TPMS system senses one or more of your vehicle’s tires are not inflated to the recommended PSI level, you will receive a notification on your dashboard.This feature can help keep your tires in prime condition for as long as possible. Learn more about the Tire Pressure Monitoring System below with Riverchase Kia. 



Benefits of a Tire Pressure Monitoring System 

If you notice a warning light on your dashboard that looks like a flat tire with an exclamation point in the middle of it, or simply the illuminated letters “TPMS,” it is a sign that one or more of your tires is not properly inflated. If the Tire Pressure Monitoring System provides this alert, you may be experiencing any of the following issues: 

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

Driving with underinflated tires can actually be quite dangerous, as it increases the chance for a blowout or flat tire. Underinflated tires also tend to wear down more rapidly, leading to more frequent replacement. A Tire Pressure Monitoring System makes it easy to keep tabs on your tire pressure as you travel through Bessemer.

Advantages of a Properly Inflated Tire

Over- and under-inflation of tires can be problematic for many reasons. However, a properly inflated tire makes driving around Pelham stress-free. If you are unsure about the recommended tire pressure for your particular make and model, you can find this information in your owner’s manual. Properly inflated tires offer the following benefits:

  • Well-inflated tires reduce tread movement for a longer tire lifespan. 
  • Properly inflated tires minimize rolling resistance for better fuel economy. 
  • Increased water dispersion on properly inflated tires decreases the chance of hydroplaning. 

Experience Trusted Auto Service at Riverchase Kia

Keeping your tires well-maintained is crucial, and it all starts with ensuring they are properly inflated. If you have any questions about the TPMS on your vehicle or tire care in general, do not hesitate to contact the team at Riverchase Kia or set up a service appointment

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