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What Does TPMS Mean?

Some of our LaGrange customers have been excited to find out that their new Volkswagen vehicle comes with TPMS. The rest often ask, “What does TPMS mean?” It stands for Tire Pressure Monitoring System. What does the Tire Pressure Monitoring System do? Why do you need one on your car? What should you do if the TPMS light goes off? You’ve got questions, and we’ve got answers!

What Does TPMS Mean for You?

What does TPMS mean for you and your car? You need to keep track of whether your tires are properly inflated. That’s important for the life of your tires as well as gas mileage. You could traipse through every gas station in Chicago, looking for a tire gauge. Of course, that’s when you actually remember to check your tire pressure. The Tire Pressure Monitoring System takes that entire headache away and monitors your tire pressure for you.

What Happens If the TPMS Light Goes Off?

So, how do you use TPMS? What should you do if the TPMS light goes off? If the light flashes, that means one or more of your tires are low. You should inflate the tire at your earliest opportunity. Do not put it off until later, as you do not want to drive on a flat tire. If a tire becomes low repeatedly, you will probably need a new tire. Our service department in Countryside will be happy to help you with that.

Why It’s Critical to Keep Your Tires Properly Inflated

Here are some reasons why it’s so important to maintain proper tire pressure:

  • Tires wear out faster when they aren’t properly inflated.
  • Tires that don’t have enough air pressure don’t have good traction, meaning you’re more likely to swerve around curves or lose control during poor road conditions.
  • Properly inflated tires deliver the best gas mileage possible.

Trust Your Car to the Tire Experts at The Autobarn Volkswagen of Countryside

Leave it to the tire experts at The Autobarn Volkswagen of Countryside to help you properly maintain your tires. We make it easy for you to get your car serviced. You can even schedule service online. And if you found this article helpful, be sure to check out our other service tips and tricks. We’re just a short drive away from Naperville, so drop by or contact us today!

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