What Does TPMS Mean?

 
If you have noticed the TPMS indicator light on your dashboard, you may be wondering, "What does TPMS mean?" TPMS stands for Tire Pressure Monitoring System, which is an important feature built into new Ford cars, trucks, and SUVs that can help ensure that you enjoy a safe driving experience on the roads in and around Winnipeg. Learn more about what TPMS means and how it works in this guide from the experts in the Capital Ford Winnipeg Service Centre.

Why is TPMS important?
You've got a lot riding on your tires, and making sure that they are in good condition and properly inflated at all times is essential to your safety on Selkirk-area roads. The Tire Pressure Monitoring System in your Ford is designed to alert you when your tires are underinflated. If your TPMS light comes on, you should check your tire pressure as soon as possible. Underinflated tires can cause issues, such as
  • Excessive tire wear
  • Poor traction
  • Decreased load carrying capability
  • Lower fuel efficiency
  • A flat tire or blowout
Once you have seen to it that your tires have the correct amount of pressure, the TPMS light should turn off. Note that you should attempt to reset the TPMS light only after you have put the proper amount of air in the tires. We also recommend that you routinely check your tire pressure even if the Tire Pressure Monitoring System light isn't on, just to confirm that the tires are always carrying the correct amount of air.

Benefits of Maintaining Proper Tire Inflation
By maintaining the proper tire pressure, you can look forward to:
  • Increasing the lifespan of your tires
  • Reducing rolling resistance, which increases efficiency
  • Improving water dispersion, which can reduce the risk of an accident and make it less likely that you'll experience hydroplaning
Not sure what the proper tire pressure is for your tires? There should be a sticker with the recommended tire pressure on the inside of your car door. You can also check your owner's manual.

For Professional Tire Care & More Visit Capital Ford Winnipeg
From tire rotation and wheel balancing, to flat tire repair and wheel alignment, we provide the full menu of tire care services at Capital Ford Winnipeg. Book an appointment with our Service Centre and put our team of experts to work for you today! Don't forget to check out our current service specials and parts specials to take advantage of our latest money-saving offers on your next Ford service. Feel free to contact our Service Centre if you have any questions.