What Does TPMS Mean?

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Many Frisco drivers look at their dash and wonder, “What does TPMS” mean? At Longo Toyota of Prosper, we are here to answer that question for you. TPMS stands for tire pressure monitoring system, and it uses tire pressure sensors to track the air pressure of your tire. If the TPMS senses that one or more of your tires is not at the recommended pressure, the light will go off – some TPMS lights flash – letting you know it’s time to add air to your Toyota Corolla or Toyota RAV4.

While this may not be your first thought when it comes to safety, the tire pressure monitoring system helps prevent tire failure for safe handling when driving around Plano. Learn about the TPMS and how it works with your new Toyota vehicle with the team at Longo Toyota of Prosper.

Tire Pressure Monitoring System Features

The reason for the tire pressure monitoring system is to track the pressure inside the tires and alert you if the levels have dropped too low. When your tire pressure light becomes illuminated, it means your tires are underinflated, which can cause:

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

Proper tire inflation ensures that your tires will not wear out before their prime as well as protects you from a potential accident. A tire pressure monitoring system is an excellent way to keep track of your tire pressure during your McKinney travels without getting stuck doing manual checks yourself.

Proper Tire Inflation

Both over- and under-inflation of tires can lead to several issues for drivers. Meanwhile, a properly inflated tire will:

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

To know the exact tire pressure for your Toyota vehicle, you can refer to your owner’s manual. It’s important to make sure your tires are inflated properly. This quick and simple task will save you money and stress down the road.

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