Modern vehicles are now equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system, which can detect when tires are under-inflated. Under-inflated tires are a safety concern, because they don’t handle properly and can even overheat to the point where they cause the tire to fall apart, both of which can cause a serious accident.
Under-inflated tires also waste fuel – in fact, you lose 1% of your fuel economy for every 3 pounds of pressure under your manufacturer’s recommended pressure! And lastly, properly inflated tires help increase the life of your tires. It’s for all these reasons that your tire pressure monitoring system is so important to your safety. When you bring your car in for an inspection, your technician can interpret your TPMS system, and reset it when you change your tires to maintain ideal pressurization and handling.