What Does TPMS Mean?

Technician Filling Up Car Tire

If you have noticed that the TPMS light is illuminated on your dashboard, it is an indication that your tires are not filled to the proper level. TPMS stands for Tire Pressure Monitoring System, and it uses tire pressure sensors to track the air pressure of your tire. If the system detects one or more of your vehicle’s tires are under-inflated, the light will appear — some TPMS lights flash. This is a sign that you will need to inflate the tires of your Acura vehicle.

It might not be your first thought when it comes to safety, but the TPMS makes it easy to prevent tire failure and have predictable vehicle handling when driving around East Baton Rouge.

Tire Pressure Monitoring System Features

The purpose of a tire pressure monitoring system is to alert you when your tire pressure drops below the recommended PSI. Underinflated tires can cause a host of issues, which can be both dangerous and cause your tires to wear out sooner than they should:

  • Excessive tire wear
  • Poor traction
  • Decreased load carrying capability
  • A flat tire or blowout

Proper tire inflation makes sure your tires don’t wear out before their prime while also protecting you from a potential accident. A tire pressure monitoring system is ideal as it allows you to keep tabs on your tire pressure without having to periodically check it yourself.

Proper Tire Inflation

Both over- and under-inflation of tires can cause problems for Lafayette drivers. A tire that is inflated to the proper level 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

Your owner’s manual should let you know the proper tire pressure for your particular make and model. Making sure your tires are properly inflated is a quick and simple task that can save you money and stress long term.

Man Checking Tire Tread

Keep Your Vehicle Running Properly With Acura of Baton Rouge

Searching for a vehicle with a tire pressure monitoring system? You will find plenty at Acura of Baton Rouge. Have more questions about maintaining your tires or need help making sure yours are properly inflated? The highly-skilled technicians at our service center would be glad to help. Contact us today!


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