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What Does TPMS Mean?

Hand Wiping Down Car Tire

If you’ve got the TPMS warning light on your dash and you’re wondering to yourself, “what does TPMS mean?” it’s actually quite simple. TPMS is short for Tire Pressure Monitoring System and it refers to the built-in tire pressure sensors that your Honda comes with. If you have a tire that isn’t filled to its proper pressure, the sensor will go off with a light on a dash and that means your Accord or Civic needs more air in its tires. Check out our handy guide on the Tire Pressure Monitoring System.

What’s in the TPMS?

The tire pressure monitoring system is there to prevent your Sparta Twp tires from being underinflated. If your tires aren’t inflated properly, you could suffer from any of these vehicular maladies:

  • 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

The TPMS checks air pressure in your tires at all times, constantly monitoring for an underinflated tire. With the tire pressure monitoring system, you’ll get alerted whenever a tire’s air pressure gets too low. It’s important that you keep your car’s tires at their proper inflation to prevent accidents and too much wear on your tires in Hackettstown. You also have the added bonus of not needing to check your tire pressure manually.

The Benefits of Properly Inflated Tires

There are a whole lot of issues that you might find happen to your car if you have too much or too little air in your tires. These are some of the benefits you’ll find from properly inflating your tires for those Denville roads.

  • You won’t have as much tread movement, meaning your tires will last longer
  • You’ll have less rolling resistance which will lead to better gas mileage
  • You won’t have as much water dispersion which lowers your risk of hydroplaning on a wet road

Take a look at your owners’ manual to find out more about the right tire pressure for your vehicle. By doing so, you’ll be able to keep your car out of the service center and prolong the life of your car with fewer expensive repairs.

Your Vehicle Runs Best With Sussex Honda

You can drive better when you drive with the fine people at Sussex Honda. We’ve got dedicated sales and service professionals who can take care of your car over its entire lifetime, from the moment you pick it out through every time you need to get it maintained. Contact us and we’ll tell you so much more. Now that you know what TPMS means, learn how to reset your TPMS light today with our team!


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