TMPS; you’ve heard that term before, but what does it mean? It stands for Tire Pressure Monitoring System. Just like the name suggests; they monitor your tire pressure. Most cars today have one on each tire. Sometimes spare tires will also have a TPMS.
When this warning light comes on, do not ignore it!
So, I had this light come on for my car. They found a nail in the tire. Non-repair zone… of course. Got 4 new tires because of being 4 wheel drive.
The light came on again this weekend!! Now the TPMS sensors will need to be checked and the faulty one(s) replaced. The tech will hook up a special tool that sends a signal to the TPMS and see if a signal is sent back. They will need to check all the sensors because it could be more than one sensor that is bad.
“The Car Care Council’s new video about the TPMS system explains the meaning of the symbol on your dashboard and its importance to vehicle safety,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council.
The new TPMS video from the Car Care Council can be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prix-fvsfKw