What Does TPMS Mean?

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Maybe you’ve just found out that your new car has TPMS. Maybe you thought, “Great! My new car has TPMS,” followed by, “What does TPMS mean?” The acronym “TPMS” stands for “Tire Pressure Monitoring System.” Do you need a system like that? Yes, you do! Let’s talk about why it’s so important to have this system in your vehicle.

What Does the TPMS Mean for Your Car?

What does the TPMS mean for you and your car? Maintaining proper tire pressure can make all the difference when it comes to the life of your tire or your gas mileage. While some of our Sevierville customers are very good about checking their tires on a regular basis, many of us often forget to do it until there’s a problem. The Tire Pressure Monitoring System checks your tires for you, so that you don’t have to remember.

How to Use the Tire Pressure Monitoring System

So, what should you do if the TPMS light goes off? If the light flashes, that means one or more of your tires are low. Follow these simple instructions:

  • Inflate the tire as soon as you can.
  • If a tire becomes low repeatedly, you will probably need a new tire.
  • Schedule an appointment at our service center if your tire needs to be replaced.

Why It’s So Important to Maintain Proper Tire Pressure

Here are some reasons why you should keep your tires properly inflated:

  • Tires wear out faster when they aren’t properly inflated.
  • Tires that don’t have enough air pressure don’t have good traction, meaning you’re more likely to swerve around curves or lose control during poor road conditions.
  • Properly inflated tires deliver the best gas mileage.

Trust Your Car to the Tire Experts at Ole Ben Franklin Motors

If your tire presure light is on or require any type of service for your car, bring it in to Ole Ben Franklin Motors of Knoxville. We make it easy for you to get your car serviced. You can even schedule service online. If you found this article helpful, be sure to check out our other service tips and tricks and answers to common questions like, “What happens If you don’t change your oil?” We’re just a short drive away from Seymour, so contact us today!

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