Interested in learning more about what TPMS means? TPMS is an acronym that stands for Tire Pressure Monitoring System. Tire pressure monitoring systems are used in today’s new Chevy vehicles to track the air pressure of each of your tires. If your TPMS system senses that any one of your vehicle’s tires isn’t inflated up to manufacturer-recommended PSI levels, your TPMS dash indicator light will illuminate, so you know to add air into your tires. Not sure where to go to inflate your tires? Bring your Chevy to our Harvey area service center.
Now you know what TPMS means, and what it does, generally speaking. But how can it help you during your New Orleans area travels? And what should you look out for in your particular Chevy? In most Chevy models, the TPMS dash warning light will be a yellow or orange light that looks like a flat tire with an exclamation point in the middle. In some models, you might instead see just the letters "TPMS." In certain vehicles, these two lights mean different things, like a low tire vs. a malfunction in the TPMS sensors or TPMS system itself. If you notice the TPMS light, usually it indicates:
Lowered load carrying capability
A flat tire or a sudden blowout
Poor fuel economy
Making sure your tires are properly inflated can help protect you from on-road accidents or roadside emergencies in Metairie. Making sure your tires are properly inflated regularly is a great way to keep yourself and your passengers safer, and that’s a large reason why TPMS systems are so useful.
Keeping Your Tires Properly Inflated with TPMS
Under-inflation and over-inflation of your Chevy’s tires can lead to unwanted issues, but proper inflation of tires helps:
Reduce rolling resistance (which, in turn, increases fuel efficiency)
Reduce tread movement (which increases a tire’s useful life)
Increase water dispersion (which decreases hydroplaning risk)
Want to know what the right inflation is for your Chevy’s tires? Take a look at your owner’s manual or contact us here at the Leson Chevrolet tire center for new tires. You have a couple of options when it comes to filling up your tires:
Keep Your Vehicle Running Properly With Leson Chevrolet
Interested in a vehicle with a tire pressure monitoring system? We have plenty in-stock here at Leson Chevrolet. If, however, you have other service-related questions, don’t hesitate to contact us here at the Leson Chevrolet service center for more information on our service menu or service specials.