Of course drivers don’t dream about the day they have to replace or repair their tires. That’s something you take care of when you have to, when they are worn or damaged. With that in mind, is there a way to help your tires last as long as possible? We’re glad you asked! In fact, there is a system your car uses to monitor your tires — the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). Dave’s Ultimate Automotive in South Austin, Texas can explain everything you need to know about it so that you can manage your tires!
Something that can be tricky about tire damage is knowing when it has happened. Sometimes a nail can get embedded in the rubber and unless you thoroughly inspect the tires after each time you drive, you might not catch it right away. That’s where the TPMS helps. It is the tire’s distress signal and notifies you when the air pressure drops below 35% of the recommended inflation level.
Why do you need to be notified when tire pressure drops? Driving on underinflated tires has a few negative impacts.
What should you do if you see the TPMS warning light illuminated on your dashboard? Head to Dave’s Ultimate Automotive in South Austin, Texas as soon as you can! Our technicians will inspect your tires for damage, repair any damage, replace bald tires, and restore proper air pressure. Whatever your vehicle needs to get back on the road with optimal control and safety, we’ll handle.
Tire repairs should always be performed by a professional as soon as possible. The faster you can get to our shop for repairs, the more likely we’ll be able to repair the problem! If your tire has lost significant air pressure and you’ve continued driving for a long time, your tire’s integrity will be weakened and it will have to be replaced.