What Does TPMS Mean?

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You might have noticed the TPMS warning light on the dash of your new Porsche vehicle or read about the TPMS feature in your owner’s manual, but what does TPMS mean?

It’s short for Tire Pressure Monitoring System, which your vehicle should carry as standard. Featuring built-in tire pressure sensors, it keeps tabs on how much air is in your tires. If you have a tire that isn’t filled to the proper pressure, the sensor will be activated and the warning light on your dash will turn on to let you know the indicated tire needs more air. 

We’ve put together a handy Tire Pressure Monitoring System guide to provide all the information you need.

Why Pay Attention to Your TPMS?

Driving with underinflated tires can cause anything from late meetings when you’re driving into Nashua to poor efficiency ratings as you cruise around Portsmouth. Here are just a few of the problems your vehicle could suffer from if you keep driving on underinflated tires:

  • Excess wear on the tire treads.
  • Inability to maintain proper traction.
  • Inability to load as much into your car as normal.
  • Increased risk of experiencing a flat tire or blowout.

The TPMS checks the pressure in each tire throughout every drive to constantly monitor for underinflation. It’s very important to keep enough air in each one to avoid an accident in Manchester or blowout during your morning commute, so make sure you add air whenever the TPMS light comes on.

Why Drive on Properly Inflated Tires?

As noted above, you’re risking several serious issues if you drive without enough air in your tires. So what about the benefits of paying attention to your Tire Pressure Monitoring System? Here are just a few:

  • Your tires will last longer since there will be less tread movement.
  • You’ll enjoy stronger gas mileage because your tires will have less rolling resistance.
  • You’ll lower the risk of hydroplaning on wet roads since water dispersion will be better.

Keep Your Tires Properly Inflated to Enjoy the Luxury Performance Your Porsche Was Designed For

Whether you need to replace your tires or arrange first-class servicing, the team at our Porsche Stratham showroom can help. For any further assistance, don’t hesitate to get in touch today.

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