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What Does TPMS Mean?

Every Chevy dash features a TPMS warning light, but what does TPMS mean? It stands for ‘Tire Pressure Monitoring System,’ and that advanced safety feature plays a key role in maintaining everything from proper traction to strong efficiency scores on Lawrenceville roads. Want to know more? Ourservice team has put together a quick guide, so simply read on to explore:

  • How a TPMS Works
  • The Dangers of Driving on Underinflated Tires
  • Expert Tire Care Tips

How a TPMS Works

Your Tire Pressure Monitoring System uses pressure sensors to track the air pressure in each tire. Various factors can increase or decrease pressure, which means your tires may not be making proper contact with the ground below as you travel around Suwanee and Johns Creek.

When a sensor notes one of your tires isn’t at the recommended level, the TPMS light will go off to let you know they need tending.

The Dangers of Driving on Underinflated Tires

Driving on underinflated tires might not seem like a big deal, but there are several important reasons why you shouldn’t take that risk. Problems caused by driving on underinflated tires can include:

  • Decreased Traction
  • Increased Fuel Consumption
  • Excessive Wear
  • Decreased Load Carrying Ability
  • Increased Risk of Blowout

In contrast, keeping your tires properly inflated for trips around Norcross and beyond will ensure:

  • Proper tread movement for increased tire life.
  • Reduced rolling resistance to maintain peak efficiency.
  • Increased water dispersion to avoid the risk of hydroplaning

Expert Tire Care Tips

If you don’t know the proper pressure for your tires, you can always consult your owner’s manual. It’s also a good idea to get regular tire rotations and wheel alignments byscheduling service according to your vehicle’s recommended maintenance schedule. Additionally, making the following changes to your driving habits will help increase the life of your tires:

  • Brake Gently
  • Accelerate Gradually
  • Avoid High-Speed Driving

Visit Us Today to Find Out More About Your Tire Pressure Monitoring System

The team at the Rick Hendrick Chevrolet Duluth showroom will be happy to help with all your auto service and maintenance queries. For any further advice or assistance, simplycontact us today or call us at !

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