What Does TPMS Mean?

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Auto industry people are sometimes guilty of tossing around acronyms that some Brook Park drivers may not understand. If you’ve ever wondered, “What does TPMS mean?” Metro Toyota can help. TPMS is an acronym for Tire Pressure Monitoring System. It uses tire pressure sensors to monitor the air pressure in your tires. If the TPMS system detects that one or more of your tires aren’t at the advised pressure, you’ll see or hear a warning indicator. Having tires in good condition and properly inflated is essential to your safety on Cleveland roads. Call the service center at Metro Toyota if your tires require care.


Is TPMS Important?

Now that we’ve answered the question, “What does TPMS mean?” you probably realize its importance. Correct tire inflation helps keep your tires from wearing out too quickly and helps to ensure that you won’t have to drive around Parma streets on a spare tire. A TPMS is a simple way to keep track of your tire pressure. If your tire pressure light comes on in your Toyota, it means your tires are not correctly inflated, and they need to be inspected. Under-inflated tires can cause significant problems, such as:

  • Decreased load carrying capability
  • Extreme tire wear
  • Inadequate traction
  • A flat tire or blowout


Proper Tire Inflation is Crucial

Overinflated and underinflated tires can lead to severe problems for Brunswick drivers. Properly inflated tires will help:

  • Improve the lifespan of your tires
  • Reduce rolling resistance which enhances vehicle fuel efficiency
  • Improve water dispersion which decreases the probability of hydroplaning and helps prevent the risk of an accident

To find out what the proper tire pressure is for your Toyota tires, read your owner’s manual, look for the recommendation on the outside of the tire wall, or call the service center at Metro Toyota. Try to remember to always check your tire pressure whenever you rotate your tires.

Metro Toyota is Always at Your Service

If you live in Brook Park and want to purchase a new Toyota with a tire pressure monitoring system, you can browse our extensive inventory of new and used vehicles with TPMS online or at the dealership. If you have questions about maintaining your tires, contact us. Metro Toyota is always at your service, so reach out today.

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