What Does TPMS Mean?

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Many Woodbury are unsure of all their technologies within their Buick, GMC especially their TPMS system. So, what does TPMS mean? TPMS stands for the Tire Pressure Monitoring System which warns Inver Grove Heights drivers through a tire pressure sensor that indicates when one or more of your tires are low on air. 



Depending on your model, a warning light will either turn on or flash. At Mauer Buick GMC, our service team prepared a guide on tire pressure so you’re aware of the service systems within your vehicle. Contact service with any questions. 

Tire Pressure Monitoring System Features

What does TPMS mean? Since the TPMS is the tire pressure monitoring system, the system uses a sensor to keep track of the pressure inside each of the tires. When the cold weather starts in Saint Paul, the TPMS dashboard warning light might illuminate as a flat tire with an exclamation point in the center or the letters “TPMS” will light up. If your tire pressure light turns on as you cruise through Eagan, here are a few reasons why:

  • Poor traction
  • Decreased load carrying capability
  • A flat tire or blowout
  • Poor fuel economy

With proper tire inflation, you can avoid a potential accident and prevent premature wear on your tires while optimizing your fuel economy. A tire pressure monitoring system is extremely helpful to limit manual checks on your tires. 

Proper Tire Inflation

Your tire pressure is extremely sensitive whether your tire or tires are over or under inflation. To limit unwanted issues with properly inflated tires, you’ll experience the following: 

  • Reduce tread movement thereby increasing the life of the tire
  • Reduce rolling resistance which will increase vehicle efficiency
  • Increase water dispersion which decreases the likelihood of hydroplaning 

For the correct tire pressure measurements, refer to your owner’s manual to avoid overfilling and under-filling your tires. Below are a few options to fill your tires around Inver Grove Heights:

  • Many gas stations have tire filling areas separate from the pump station.
  • Visit your local service center for full tire service, schedule service today. 
  • Use a bike pump if you need to quickly pump air in your tires!

Get Service at Mauer Buick GMC! 

Now that we’ve answered, “What does TPMS mean?” Contact us at Mauer Buick GMCfor tire questions and to use our tire finder. We look forward to working with you at our Inver Grove Heights dealership.


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