How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires

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When it comes time to rotate your tires, you might see the TPMS light on or the tire light on. Not all West Hartford customers know about this light function on their dashboard. So what does TPMS mean? TPMS stands for Tire Pressure Monitoring System. The Tire Pressure Monitoring System utilizes the tire pressure sensors in each of your tires to track how much air you have in them. If the Tire Pressure Monitoring System senses a tire that is low on air, it will flash on your dashboard or hold steady. But, what does TPMS mean for me? Allow Acura of Avon in Canton to help you figure what to do when the TPMS light comes on.


Tire Pressure Monitoring System Features

What does TPMS mean? Again, TPMS means Tire Pressure Monitoring System. But what does it mean for you when the light appears? Well, before we answer that lets dive into the features of the Tire Pressure Monitoring System. The Tire Pressure Monitoring System light will either look like an exclamation point in the middle of a flat tire or “TPMS” will illuminate on your dash. Here are just a few reasons why the Tire Pressure Monitoring System might be triggered:

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

Having the right amount of air in your tires can not only protect you from future accidents, but also from premature tire wear and poor fuel economy. The Tire Pressure Monitoring System helps Manchester drivers track their inner tire pressure without even having to do it manually! If you have more questions about your tire pressure monitoring system, feel free to contact our service department

Why is Proper Tire Pressure Important? 

If your tire inflation is over the correct amount or under the correct amount it can cause unforeseen issues for any driver near the Hartford area and beyond. Here are the positives of having properly inflated tires: 

  • Reduction of tread movement
  • Reduction of rolling resistance 
  • Increase of water dispersion 

Check your owners manual for the correct tire pressure for each of your tires! 

Schedule a Service Appointment at Acura of Avon! 

Now that you no longer need to ask, “What does TPMS mean?” Our service department is more than ready to help you rotate your tires or teach you how to check your car oil. Contact us today with questions!

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