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What Does TPMS mean: A quick look into tyre monitoring

What does TPMS mean? What does it do? TPMS stands for tyre pressure monitoring system, and it is a system that monitors the air pressure and temperature of your tyres.

Some cars have these built-in from the factory. These are mainly cars built after 2007, as installing a TPMS was a requirement of cars for certain markets. You will most likely see a light on your dash that looks like the one below.

TPMS light on Dash, What does TPMS mean
Check your tyres asap if you see this.

If your car does not have one by default, or if you own a caravan, RV or truck, installing an aftermarket TPMS is your best bet. These range in price from $70 – $300, depending on how many wheels you want to monitor. You can check out our TPMS products here.

Why would you want a TMPS?

Fuel Savings

Correctly inflate your tyres to save up to 15% on fuel. If you are doing a lot of driving or touring around Australia, you can see how valuable this information is.

Extend the Life of your tyres

With correctly inflated tyres, you can extend the life of them. This means you have to replace them less often which means you are saving $$$.


The correct tyre pressure ensures your vehicle handles as it should and follows an effective braking time.

Our Final Word on TPMS

All right, I want one! What’s next? Are they hard to install?

Jump onto our online store and buy one for your setup! It will pay for itself in the first few thousand kilometres, and they are easy to install. Normally, installing will take just under 20 minutes.

So what does TPMS mean? It is not just to check tyre pressure, but a convenient way to save dollars on tyres and fuel as well as to keep your driving experience safe!

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