What Does TPMS Mean?

January 2nd, 2019 by

Driver checking tire pressure

If you’ve seen TPMS on your car’s dash in your owner’s manual, you may be wondering, “what does TPMS mean?” TPMS means tire pressure monitoring system. This system uses sensors to measure the air pressure inside your Jeep Cherokee‘s tires. If the tire pressure is too low, you’ll be notified via lit and/or flashing lights. TPMS isn’t as sought-after as features like backup cameras or collision mitigation warning systems, but it’s just as necessary as other passive safety systems.

Why is Your Tire Pressure Monitoring System Important?

Your Jeep’s tire pressure monitoring system was designed to protect your tires — and your tire investments. If your TPMS is flashing its lights, it means your tires are underinflated. Poor tire inflation can cause the following problems:

  • Excessive tire wear
  • Poor traction
  • Decreased load-carrying capability
  • A flat tire or blowout

Proper tire inflation helps keep your tires in good health for longer and makes driving around Conway safer for you and others. Additionally, a TPMS tracks tire pressure for you, so you don’t have to remember to do manual checks.

Benefits of Proper Tire Inflation

If your vehicle’s tires are over- or under-inflated, you can drastically reduce their lifespans and make them less effective on the road. However, if your tires are inflated according to the proper guidelines, you can expect:

  • Reduced tread movement for longer tire life
  • Reduced rolling resistance for greater efficiency
  • Increased water dispersion, decreasing the chances of hydroplaning

What’s the proper tire pressure for your Jeep Renegade or Wrangler? Check your owner’s manual to find out! You can also ask one of the certified technicians at Myrtle Beach Chrysler Jeep’s service center near North Myrtle Beach.

Keep Your Tires in Great Shape with Myrtle Beach Chrysler Jeep!

Need additional services for your vehicle’s tires? Our service center can help! We’re always offering specials and coupons on tire care and other essential auto services for Surfside Beach drivers. Don’t hesitate to contact our service department with any questions about your Jeep’s tires or TPMS. For more content like this, check out our guide that details differences between sunroofs and moonroofs.

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