What Does TPMS Mean?

TPMS symbol on the dashboard


Maybe you’ve just brought your new Nissan automobile home. And, like a lot of our Greenville customers, you’re excited to find all of the features in your car, like TPMS. But then you wonder, “What does TPMS mean?” The acronym “TPMS” stands for “Tire Pressure Monitoring System”. Do you need a system like that? Yes! Let’s talk about why it’s so important to have this system in your vehicle.

What Does the TPMS Mean for You?

You know what it stands for, but what does the TPMS mean for you and your car? It means getting the longest life possible from your tires. It means getting the best gas mileage available for your car. While some of our Royse City customers are very good about checking their tires on a regular basis, most of us often forget to do it until there’s a problem. The Tire Pressure Monitoring System checks your tires for you, so that you don’t have to remember.

What Do You Do When the TPMS Light Flashes?

If the TPMS light goes off, one or more of your tires are low. Follow these simple instructions:

  1. Inflate the tire as soon as you can.
  2. If a tire becomes low repeatedly, you will probably need a new tire.
  3. Schedule an appointment at our Service Center if your tire needs to be replaced.

Why Maintaining Proper Tire Pressure is So Important

Keeping your tires inflated is important! Here are some reasons why:

  • Tires wear out faster when they aren’t properly inflated.
  • Tires that don’t have enough air pressure don’t have good traction, meaning you’re more likely to swerve around curves or lose control during poor road conditions.
  • Properly inflated tires deliver the best gas mileage.

Trust the Tire Experts at Nissan of Greenville

The knowledgeable pros at Nissan of Greenville are ready to take care of your tire needs or any other kind of service your vehicle requires. We make it easy for you to get your car serviced. You can even schedule service online. If you found this article helpful, be sure to check out our other service tips and tricks, like, “How to Jump Start a Car”. We’re just a short drive away from both Rockwall and Commerce, so drop by or contact us today!

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