What Does TPMS Mean?

Hands Of Mechanic Pressing Gauge Into Tire In Garage
 

If you’re wondering what does TPMS mean, it stands for Tire Pressure Monitoring System. This tool uses sensors in order to track the air pressure of your tire. If it senses that one or more tires are not at the levels they should be, it sends an alert on your dashboard so you know to add air to the tires on your Jaguar vehicle. Most new vehicles will have TPMS, which makes it easier to prevent tire failure while you’re out driving in the Irvine area.

Explore the Tire Pressure Monitoring System Features

The Tire Pressure Monitoring System is meant to track the pressure inside of the tire and alert you when it’s too low. The TPMS dashboard warning light may look like a flat tire with an exclamation point in the middle of it, or the letters “TPMS” will illuminate. If you notice that your tire pressure light is on and your tires are underinflated, they could cause:

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

When it comes to the short-term, having the proper tire inflation protects you from a potential accident, and in the long run, it helps make sure tires don’t wear out prematurely. It can also optimize fuel economy. A Tire Pressure Monitoring System is a great tool to have while driving in and around the Huntington Beach area so you don’t have to check your tires manually.

Closeup of a tire valve

What is the Proper Tire Inflation?

Both over- and under-inflation of tires can lead to a variety of problems. However, a properly inflated tire will:

  • Reduce tread movement thereby increasing the life of the tire
  • Reduce rolling resistance which will increase vehicle efficiency
  • Increase water dispersion which decreases the likelihood of hydroplaning 

To learn about the proper tire pressure for your vehicle, you can refer to your vehicle’s owner’s manual. It’s essential to make sure your tires are properly inflated, and it’s a quick and easy task that’s going to save you from a lot of headaches in the long run. 

There are multiple options for filling up your tires:

  • Gas stations typically have tire filling areas that are separate from the pump station.
  • You can take your vehicle to our Newport Beach service center for your full tire service.
  • If you’re in a hurry and you need a little more air in your tires, a bike pump will work!

Learn More About the Tire Pressure Monitoring System!

If you are interested in a vehicle with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System, peruse our new Jaguar vehicles for sale in Newport Beach. If you have additional questions about maintaining your tires or want to make sure they’re properly inflated, give our service center a call!

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