Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

Keeping your tires at the correct pressure is crucial for safe driving, and your vehicle’s Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) is designed to help you do just that. But what is TPMS, and how does it work?

Understanding TPMS

The Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) is a safety feature in your vehicle designed to alert you when the tire pressure in one or more of your tires is significantly low, creating potentially unsafe driving conditions. When this happens, a yellow indicator light shaped like a tire cross-section (resembling a horseshoe) with an exclamation point will illuminate on your dashboard instrument panel.

This important safety feature has a history tied to concerns over proper tire pressure and its correlation with serious car accidents. Many of these incidents could have been prevented if drivers were aware of their low tire pressure. It’s still estimated that many vehicles are on the road each day with underinflated tires. However, the implementation of TPMS in vehicles has greatly helped prevent many serious accidents by providing drivers with a simple and immediate way to check their tire pressure.

Before TPMS became commonplace, checking tire pressure required a manual tire gauge and the physical effort of getting down to check each tire individually. In response to the rise in accidents caused by underinflated tires, the US government passed the Transportation Recall Enhancement, Accountability, and Documentation (TREAD) Act. As a result, most vehicles sold in the United States since 2007 come equipped with some type of TPMS.

Our TPMS Services

At Alvarado Tires, we offer comprehensive TPMS services. Our team of professionals can inspect your TPMS for any issues, replace any malfunctioning sensors, and reprogram your system to ensure it’s providing accurate readings. Maintaining your TPMS is crucial for your safety on the road, and we’re here to assist you with that.

Trust your vehicle to the experts at Alvarado Tires. Whether you have a TPMS warning light on your dashboard or just need a routine system check, we’re here to help. Visit our website or contact us today to learn more about our TPMS services or to schedule an appointment. Your safety is our top priority.