What is the Tire-Pressure Monitor System?

The Advantages of a Tire Pressure Monitor System

What is TPMS, aside from an annoying little warning that lights up on your dashboard every time the weather changes? T.P.M.S. stands for Tire Pressure Monitor System and it has enormous safety, efficiency and performance benefits. A standard feature in all passenger vehicles in the United States starting in 2012, the function of Tire Pressure Monitor Systems in modern vehicles is to alert the driver when levels drop to 20% below the recommended pressure.

Anytime the TPMS indicator comes on in your vehicle it’s a great idea to have your tire pressures checked at Fisher Automotive in Boulder for the following reasons:

Safety: Under-inflated tires are dangerous, often leading to blow-outs and tire failures that result in loss of control or accidents. Tires that are properly inflated add greater handling and stability, braking efficiency and overall safety.

Fuel Efficiency: With the recent and constantly impending rise in the price of fuel, getting the most mileage for your money is more important than ever. Ensuring that your tires are properly inflated allows you to squeeze every bit mileage out of each tank of gas.

Environmental Efficiency: The Department of Transportation estimates that each year under-inflated tires release over 57.5 billion pounds of unnecessary carbon-monoxide emissions and are the cause of over 2 billion wasted gallons of fuel in the United States alone!

We here at Fisher Auto in Boulder recommend you check your tire pressures once a month as your tires may seep as much as 2 psi to 3 psi in a 30 day period. If you are uncomfortable doing this on your own, swing by our dealership at the intersection of Cherryvale and Arapahoe and one of our technicians would be more than happy to give you a hand.

As average service interval is about 6 months waiting to check your tire pressures at that time may leave your tires up to 18 psi under-inflated by the time you visit us for service, wasting fuel and costing you money.

Schedule a service appointment online or by phone at (303) 647-4913 to have our factory certified service team help you with your vehicle today!