Driving on flat or low tires is dangerous, bad for the environment and harmful to your car. Tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) were designed to alert the driver if tire pressures dip below safe levels.
TPMS sensors are electronic sensors installed in recent car models that measure your tire pressure, either directly or indirectly. When your tires are low, a message will appear on the dashboard gauge or display.
The rise of TPMS systems has drastically reduced accidents and pollution. Because drivers are notified of the loss of pressure before it becomes a safety issue, there are fewer instances of tires blowing on the highway. And tire pressure monitoring system notifications give you a chance to fill your tires before your fuel economy is lessened, resulting in less pollution.
If your TPMS system isn’t functioning, your tires could become flat slowly and without your knowledge. This wastes money in gas and increases your chance of getting in an accident. It’s important to bring your car in at the first sign of problems with your TPMS sensors.