A properly inflated tire is critical to the proper handling of your vehicle. Properly inflated tires improve tire performance, load carrying capability, and reduce tread movement. You lose these benefits if you fail to pay attention to your TPMS light. TPMS stands for the tire pressure monitoring system. This system involves a valve and a sensor and lets you know if any of your tires are underinflated by 25% or more.

It’s important to know that a dramatic increase or decrease in temperature can affect your TPMS system. There are other factors that can affect your TPMS such as a disturbed sensor, over-inflating, tire damage, or natural air loss over time. With so many different things that can trigger your TPMS light, bring your car to Ferber’s Tire and Auto for an inspection!

Written by Ferber's Automotive & Body Shop