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TPMS: Tire Pressure Monitoring For Your Newport News Auto

You may know that all 2008 model year and newer cars, mini-vans and light trucks in Newport News come with a tire pressure monitoring system. Many slightly older vehicles around Newport News have these systems as well. A tire pressure monitoring system – called TPMS – consists of sensors on each wheel that measure tire pressure. If tire pressure drops 25 percent below the manufacturer’s recommended pressure, the sensor sends a signal to a monitoring unit that causes a warning to light up on the dashboard. When you see the warning light, you know it’s time to put some air in your tires. There are many benefits to driving with properly inflated tires around Newport News. First is cost savings. Running at the correct air pressure improves fuel economy. Driving on under-inflated tires is like driving through sand – it drags down your fuel economy. You’ll also see longer, more even tread wear so your tires’ll last longer. Anot ... read more