If you are a current or new Honda driver, the acronym “TPMS” may be something you’ve heard or seen more often. So, what does TPMS mean? What are the benefits of it? TPMS stands for Tire Pressure Monitoring System, and this technology was designed to keep you safer and more informed of your tire condition as you cruise throughout Minot. Read on below to learn more about how TPMS keeps you up-to-date on your tire health, and what to do if the TPMS telltale light illuminates on your dash!
What does TPMS mean? Tire Pressure Monitoring System. What does the Tire Pressure Monitoring System do? TPMS technology on your Honda continually monitors and compares the rolling radius and rotational characteristics of each wheel and tire whenever you are driving throughout Bismarck and beyond to determine if one or more tires are significantly under-inflated. If this low-tire pressure is detected, the TPMS indicator will illuminate. The indicator is an icon that looks like an exclamation point surrounded by parentheses.
If your TPMS indicator illuminates, it’s communicating to you that your tires are not properly inflated. If this occurs, conduct the following steps:
Sometimes, the following additional reasons can cause your Tire Pressure Monitoring System to alert you:
Note that these do not necessarily mean you need to inflate tire pressure. Your Tire Pressure Monitoring System is simply detecting these non-emergency changes. If you suspect something else is causing your TPMS to illuminate, our Ryan Honda of Minot service center can always inspect it for you!
Now that you can answer, “what does TPMS mean,” what else would you like to know about the Tire Pressure Monitoring System in your Honda, or other Honda safety technologies? Our dealership staff is always here to clue you in to the latest Honda tech innovations and features available to keep you safer on the road than ever before. Contact us today to learn more!
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