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What Is TPMS? And What Does It Do?

What Is TPMS? And What Does It Do?

Your vehicle's tire pressure monitoring system is a system in most vehicles capable of detecting early signs of overinflated or deflated tire pressure. The system is also known as TPMS. The system has sensors that send a warning light to your dashboard whenever it reads an unsuitable psi. The warning light is often depicted as a horseshoe shape with an exclamation point in the center. The tire pressure monitoring system is built to alert you when you require maintenance and a manual pressure reading.   Whenever the TPMS light comes on, it is essentially telling you that there is something wrong with your tires. Whenever the light comes on in the middle of your drive, it most likely means your tires are underinflated. We recommend you pull over to a safe location at your earliest convenience and manually examine your tires with a pressure gauge tool.   If you notice that the TPMS light is on, but you're unsure when it came on, you more than likely have at least one ... read more

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