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What Does TPMS Mean?

What does TPMS mean? The letters stand for Tire Pressure Monitoring System, a technology which allows you to check your tires without ever leaving the driver’s seat. If it senses that a tire is in need of air or overfull, the light will go off. (Depending on the model, it may simply stay lit, or it may flash.) Either way, you’ll know it’s time for a trip to the pump.

Are you interested in leasing a used model in our inventory? It’s best to contact our finance department and inquire about the possibility.

What Does the Tire Pressure Monitoring System Do?

Your tire pressure monitoring system is connected to a sensor in each tire, including your spare, if you have one. If the light comes on unexpectedly, the most likely cause is a lack of air in one or more of your tires! 

Although most drivers near Orland Park and Countryside don’t give that much thought to their tires, the risks are really quite significant! Underinflation can cause:

  • Accelerated tire tread wear
  • A loss of traction at higher speeds
  • Decreased payload and towing capacities

For all these reasons, low tire pressure could even lead to a flat tire or a blowout on the streets of Chicago! Find out what Volkswagen Roadside Assistance includes before you run into trouble.

What Are the Benefits of Proper Tire Inflation?

Just as there are risks to underinflated tires, there are rewards that come with proper maintenance and care! When you pay attention to the tire pressure monitoring system, you’ll enjoy:

  • Reduced tread movement, a reduction in tire wear, and a longer tire lifespan
  • Reduced rolling resistance, helping to maximize your fuel economy
  • Increased water dispersion, limiting risk in poor weather, and reducing the risk of hydroplaning.

Person Inflating Tires

What Does it Mean If My TPMS Keeps Coming On?

What does the TPMS mean if it just won’t go off, or keeps coming back on after a few days? You might think that the TPMS is malfunctioning, but in fact, the more likely cause is that your tires need replacing. Remember: If your treads have worn down far enough, you’re going to lose tire pressure very quickly. It’s easy and affordable to pick up a replacement set at our VW TireStore in Oak Lawn. 

However, before you drive in, it’s wise to take a closer look at your treads. As long as your treads are above 2/32 of an inch in depth, they’re probably not the cause of your problem. Contact our service team to see what advice we have for you.

Make the Most of Your TPMS with a Fresh Set of Tires!

Whether your TPMS is malfunctioning, or you need a new set of tires, you’ll want to schedule service at our dealership as soon as possible! Our trusted VW service center is easy to reach from Palos Hills, Oak Park, and beyond!

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Phone: (708) 425-8989

8920 S Cicero Ave Oak Lawn, IL
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8920 S Cicero Ave
Oak Lawn, IL, 60453 United States
(708) 423-5000
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