What Does TPMS Mean?

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB

Technology features are often given acronyms, but what does TPMS mean? TPMS stands for Tire Pressure Monitoring System; this feature uses a Mercedes-Benz tire pressure sensor to check the pressure of your tires. In the event that one or more of your tires is no longer properly inflated, a warning light will illuminate on your dashboard. New Mercedes-Benz vehicles feature a TPMS, which allows you to easily keep on top of your tire pressure and avoid tire failure. Learn more about this system, and how to check the tire pressure on a Mercedes-Benz below. Then contact us if you have any additional questions!

Benefits of a Mercedes-Benz Tire Pressure Monitoring System 

The purpose of the Mercedes-Benz tire pressure monitoring system is to track the pressure inside your tires and alert you if the levels drop too low. If you notice the light is on, it means a Mercedes-Benz tire pressure sensor has sensed that your tire pressure is off. If you’re tires aren’t properly inflated, you’re more likely to experience performance problems around San Antonio like: 

  • Poor traction
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Decreased load carrying capability
  • A flat tire or blowout

Running on low tire pressure can increase the odds of an accident in the short term and increase the wear of your tires in the long term. 

Maintaining Proper Tire Inflation

Having too much or too little air in your tires is a problem when you’re on the roads in Alamo Heights. Keeping your Mercedes-Benz tires at optimal levels will offer benefits like:

  • Increasing the life of the tire by reducing tread movement
  • Increasing vehicle efficiency by reducing the rolling resistance
  • Increasing water dispersion which decreases the likelihood of hydroplaning 

How to Check The Tire Pressure On a Mercedes-Benz

To find out what the proper tire pressure is for your vehicle, consult your owner’s manual. Once you know you’re target pressure, there are a few ways to compare it to your current tire pressure:

  • You can purchase an inexpensive tire pressure gauge to check it at home.
  • You can use a tire pressure gauge at a gas station. 
  • You can get your tire pressure checked while seeking additional maintenance at the Mercedes-Benz of San Antonio tire center!

Take Care of Your Tires With Mercedes-Benz of San Antonio!

Whether you need help checking your tire pressure or are looking for a new set of Mercedes-Benz tires, you can schedule an appointment at the Mercedes-Benz of San Antonio tire center today! We’re just a short drive from Shavano Park, and we’re here to help with all of your tire needs!

 

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