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What is a Tire Pressure Monitoring System?

TPMS Sensors

You’ve driving through Schaumburg, when suddenly you see a TPMS warning light pop on the dashboard. What does TPMS mean and what should you do? TPMS stands for Tire Pressure Monitoring System, which uses built-in tire sensors to automatically monitor your air pressure at all times. Your TPMS warning light will alert you when one or more tires does not fall within the recommended tire pressure guidelines, so you can fill up as needed.


Why Do I Need a TPMS?

Your tires are one of the most important contributors to your safety and performance on the St Charles roads, and your Tire Pressure Monitoring System makes tire maintenance easier for busy drivers. Improperly inflated tires can lead to:

  • Too much wear on your tire treads
  • The inability to get traction
  • The inability to load as much into your car
  • A flat tire or even a blowout

So if you often forget to check your tire pressure manually, a TPMS feature can be a huge asset. Not only will you enjoy a more consistent performance out of your vehicle, but you’ll also improve the longevity of your tires.

What are the Benefits of Properly Inflated Tires?

It’s true that underinflated tires can turn into flat tires quicker than you might expect, but that’s not the only downside to ignoring your tire care. Properly inflating your tires can affect everything from safety to performance to gas mileage. Take a look:

  • Properly inflated tires have less tread movement, which preserves your tires for a longer period of time.
  • Properly inflated tires have less rolling resistance, which leads to a more fuel-efficient performance.
  • Properly inflated tires don’t have as much water dispersion, which helps reduces your risk of hydroplaning.

If you’re not sure what your ideal tire inflation level should be, check out your owner’s manual. Your manual will have all the information you need about tire pressure, along with recommended maintenance for safer Geneva travels.

Schedule Your Service with Biggers Mazda

Whether you need help with your TPMS or you’re interested in a multi-point inspection, Biggers Mazda is here to assist you. Contact us with your questions and visit our service department in Elgin for all of your automotive needs!

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