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, the tire pressure on one or more tires has fallen by about 25% of the recommended pressure for your vehicle. Do not ignore this warning light!
Take your vehicle to the nearest place to put more air in your tire. On the drivers door will be the guidelines for the amount of air your tires require.
“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.
We recommend that tire pressure be checked at least once a month and more often during cold weather months. Yes, technology can fail! Good old fashioned tire pressure gauges are good to keep in your car.
The new TPMS video from the Car Care Council can be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prix-fvsfKw