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What Does TPMS Mean?

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If you’ve been shopping for Mazda vehicles for sale near Scranton and noticed “TPMS” listed in the specs, you may be wondering, “What does TPMS mean?” TPMS stands for Tire Pressure Monitoring System. This system monitors the air pressure of your tires and displays a warning message on your dashboard if it senses one or more of your vehicle’s tires aren’t at the recommended pressure. This convenient feature comes standard with many of the latest models, making it easier than ever to keep track of your tire pressure and stay safe on Lehighton roads. Learn more about the Tire Pressure Monitoring System below with Bergey's Mazda of Wilkes-Barre!

What is a Tire Pressure Monitoring System?

A Tire Pressure Monitoring System uses sensors to track the pressure inside your tires and alerts you if any of your tires aren’t at the recommended pressure level. Typically, it notifies you by turning on or flashing a warning light on your vehicle’s dashboard. This light usually looks like a flat tire with an exclamation point in the middle of it, or it may also just be the letters “TPMS.”

So, why is the tire pressure monitoring system so important? Underinflated tires can cause the following issues:

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

Ensuring that your tires are properly inflated can help avoid a potential accident. Not only this, but it can also increase your fuel economy and prevent your tires from wearing out prematurely.

Proper Tire Inflation

As noted above, both over-inflated and under-inflated tires can cause a number of problems on Stroudsburg roads. Thanks to the Tire Pressure Monitoring System, you can easily keep track of your tire pressure without having to remember to check it manually. Maintaining proper tire inflation will benefit your vehicle in the following ways:

  • Reduced tread movement increases the life of your tires
  • Reduced rolling resistance increases vehicle efficiency
  • Increased water dispersion decreases the likelihood of hydroplaning

Most gas stations have a designated area where you can add air to your tires. You can even use a bike pump if you need to add air in your tires quickly. If you would like full tire service, you can bring your vehicle into your local service center.

Learn More with Bergey's Mazda of Wilkes-Barre

Now you have the answer to, “What does TPMS mean?” Why not come to Bergey's Mazda of Wilkes-Barre and browse our new vehicles for sale? If you want a Mazda with a TPMS, our sales experts will be happy to go through your options with you. Contact us today if you have any questions!

 

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