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What Does TPMS Mean?

TPMS Light on Dash


Wondering what your Honda TPMS light means? TPMS means Tire Pressure Monitoring System, which is a series of tire pressure sensors that monitor the air pressure in each of your tires. If one or several of your tires is below the recommended pressure, the TPMS light on your dashboard will activate to alert you. Learn more about the TPMS light in your Honda Accord or Honda CR-V from the experts at Honda of Columbia! 

Why Is My Honda TPMS Light Important?

Now that you know the TPMS meaning, let’s take a look at the benefits of the TPMS light in your Honda.

Depending on the model you drive, the TPMS light on your dashboard will either look like a flat tire with an exclamation point in the middle of it or will just be the letters “TPMS.” If you notice that your tire pressure light is on, it means your tires are underinflated, which could result in:

  • Reduced Fuel Economy
  • A Flat Tire or Blowout
  • Poor Load Carrying Capacity
  • Poor Traction

Proper tire inflation can protect you from a potential accident, prevent your tires from wearing out prematurely, and even optimize fuel economy. A tire pressure monitoring system is a great way to keep track of your tire pressure during your Irmo commute without having to remember to manually check it yourself.

How to Properly Maintain My Tires

Both under- and over-inflation of tires can lead to a variety of inconveniences during your West Columbia drives. On the other hand, properly inflated tires will: 

  • Increase water dispersion which lowers the likelihood of hydroplaning
  • Reduce rolling resistance which will improve vehicle efficiency
  • Reduce tread wear which will increase the lifespan of the tire

Not sure what your vehicle’s recommended tire pressure is? Consult your owner’s manual for more information. Ensuring that your tires are properly inflated is a quick and easy task that can save you money and stress in the long run.

Get Your Vehicle Serviced at Honda of Columbia Today!

Interested in purchasing one of our new Honda vehicles with a TPMS light built-in? Reach out to us online to begin the financing process today! We’ve got a vast array of state-of-the-art models to choose from at Honda of Columbia.

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