What Is the TPMS Meaning?

TPMS Light on Dash

 

You may have heard that your new Cadillac vehicle comes equipped with TPMS. But, what is the TPMS meaning? TPMS stands for Tire Pressure Monitoring System, and its main goal is to help you keep track of the air pressure in your tires.

Having properly inflated tires is vital for a safe Farmingdale commute, and with a tire pressure monitoring system, you no longer have to regularly check your tire pressures. The TPMS monitors your tire pressure regularly and will let you know when it’s time to add more air. Discover more tire maintenance advice today with the service experts from Atlantic Cadillac!

What Happens If Your Tires Aren’t Properly Inflated?

Now that we know the TPMS meaning, what happens if your tires aren’t properly inflated? If you notice that your TPMS light is illuminated in your dash, it’s best to fill up the air in your tires immediately. Doing so ensures you can have a safe and comfortable drive around Smithtown. If you ignore the TPMS warning, your tires may be underinflated. If your tires are underinflated, you could run into the following issues:

  • Decreased traction
  • Tire blowout
  • Lower fuel efficiency
  • Reduced load-carrying performance

Benefits of Properly Inflated Tires

Although underinflated tires could hinder your Melville adventures, overinflated tires could also pose an issue. When you’re filling up your tires, you’ll want to make sure that you’re following the recommended tire pressures for your vehicle. Oftentimes, this can be found in your owner’s manual. If your tires are inflated properly, the benefits can include:

  • Increased tire life
  • Heightened fuel efficiency
  • Better traction
  • More even tire wear

Where Can I Add Air To My Tires?

When you get service at our dealership, we’ll not only fill up the air in your tires, but we’ll also inspect other components of your vehicle to ensure that your vehicle is in tip-top condition. However, if you’re looking to add air to your tires outside of a service appointment, you can add air to your tires at the following places:

  • Gas Stations: Most gas stations have a tire-filling station where you can pump air into your tires.
  • Tire Centers: There may be a tire center near you that may offer the ability to fill your tire up with air.
  • Bike Pump: Although it’s not efficient, if you’re in a pinch, you can try to use a bike pump to fill up your tires. Some bike pumps may not offer the ability to fill up car tires, so keep this in mind.

Learn More About Your Tire Pressure Monitoring System Today!

If you want to learn more about the TPMS in your vehicle or any other features in your Cadillac, feel free to stop by our dealership in Bay Shore. The experts at Atlantic Cadillac are knowledgeable and ready to help when you need it most. Let us know if you have any questions today!

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