Yearly Archives: 2022

What is the Tire Pressure Monitoring System?

What is the Tire Pressure Monitoring System? The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) implemented the TPMS as part of a Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard. It requires most vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating of 10,000 pounds or less and manufactured after 2008 to be equipped with a TPMS. The TPMS alerts drivers when a vehicle's tire reaches 25 percent below the recommended pressure. As an example, if your tires should be filled to 32 pounds per square inch (psi), the TPMS dash light will come on when the tire reaches 24 psi. Tire pressure is important for safe driving. Underinflated tires can't connect properly with the road, which increases your chances of skidding, hydroplaning, losing control or having an accident. You may have full-coverage insurance, but you also want properly inflated tires to successfully brake in heavy traffic, maintain control on slippery surfaces, or navigate unexpected debris on the road. Proper inflation also prolongs the life of ... read more

WINTER IS COMING: How to prepare your car

Your vehicle's tires improve traction and gas mileage. That's why they need to be properly inflated. Your tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) allows you to track tire pressure from the driver's seat and stay safe on the road. Learn more about TPMS and what you can do to ensure it's working properly WINTER IS COMING: How to prepare your car Don't get stuck out in the cold! Before the first snow hits the ground you should make sure your vehicle is prepped and ready for the coming winter. During the summer months that rattling may not have seemed like a first priority but as the sun starts to set sooner you should get all vehicle maintenance in order. Here are some things to get checked before Jack Frost comes to town. Battery: No matter the time of year it is always important to have a fully functioning battery but especially important as the temperatures drop. Bring your car to the shop to we can measure output and any signs of wear and tear. We want to ... read more

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