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What is the Tire Pressure Monitoring System and What Does the TPMS Indicator in my Subaru Mean?

Included on every new Subaru is a tire pressure monitoring system. 2008 model year and newer Pre-owned Subaru vehicles have TPMS and some Subaru vehicles as old as the 2005 model year may have TPMS. The tire pressure monitoring system is integrated into your vehicle via an air pressure sensor and transmitter in the valve stem of each wheel and a receiver inside the vehicle that translates that information. This system is designed to alert you if the tire pressure of one or more tires falls below a preset threshold via a light on the dashboard of your Subaru. In many newer vehicles, you will be provided with detailed information such as which tire or tires are low and what the actual pressure reading is. If this drop in pressure is due to something such as a change in the ambient temperature, simply putting more air in the affected tire or tires will suffice as a solution. Other factors, such as a puncture or a damaged sidewall, require immediate attention so as not to compromise your safety and the safety of others on the road.

Why is Tire Pressure Important?

Many vehicles on the road have under inflated tires, sometimes severely, and this is more of a crucial safety issue than people often believe. The tires on your vehicle are in constant contact with the road so, if they're not properly inflated, cornering, braking and stability can be severely compromised. If your tires are under inflated, the friction between the road and the tire is increased and can lead to premature tire wear at best and, at worst, overheating which can lead to tread separation and blowout. The TPMS system is designed to keep you in the know where your tire pressure is concerned so you can be safer on the road.

How Can I Extend the Life of My Tires?

Tire care is actually pretty simple - as simple as paying attention. Preventative maintenance includes getting to know your tires' recommended pressure (which will be lower than the maximum pressure listed on the sidewall of the tire) and checking it regularly. Recommended specifications are likely listed on the driver's door pillar or inside the glove compartment but definitely in the owners' manual. Use the information provided by the TPMS as well as routine visual inspections and tread depth checks to ensure that your tires can help keep you safe while you drive. No matter how well you care for your tires, though, all tires eventually wear out and when its time to have the tires on your Subaru replaced, trust the friendly professionals at Carter Subaru Shoreline in Seattle to recommend the proper tires for your Subaru and to install them right the first time.

Genuine Subaru Parts and Accessories and Professional Service and Maintenance at Carter Subaru Shoreline in Seattle, WA

Living in the beautiful Pacific Northwest is an amazing experience and no vehicle helps you make the most of this experience better than a dependable Subaru. Staying up on routine maintenance is the best way to get the most out of your Subaru which is where the factory trained technicians at Carter Subaru Shoreline come in. Our state-of-the-art service facility is the best possible choice when your Subaru requires service, maintenance or repair. Whether it's something as simple as a routine oil change or a major repair, you can rest easy knowing that your Subaru is in the hands of a well-trained and caring team at Carter Subaru Shoreline. We also love saving you money which is why we offer frequently updated specials on service and repair and also stock a wide variety of genuine Subaru parts, chemicals and accessories at great prices if you're more of a do-it-yourselfer. Check out our coupons on genuine Subaru parts and accessories as well and, when you're ready to schedule your next service visit, give us a call at (877) 371­-0904. We're located conveniently at 17225 Aurora Ave N., Seattle, WA 98133, serving Everett, Lake Stevens and Edmonds, WA. We look forward to being of service to you at Carter Subaru Shoreline!

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