Learn why monitoring your GMC's tire pressure is crucial when keeping your vehicle ready for anything.
GMC drivers know that when you stay focused, nothing should get in your way. What you bring to the street should be nothing less than Professional Grade.
GMC vehicles made after 2007 have a built-in Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). This system uses battery-powered sensors to check your vehicle’s tire pressure. If your tire pressure ever falls more than 25 percent below the manufacturer’s recommendations, a light and a Driver Information Center (DIC) message in the instrument panel will remind you to take action.
If your vehicle was made before 2007, you can still take measures to help ensure your GMC’s tires are performing as they should be. This doesn’t mean checking your tires has to be a hard process. There are plenty of digital and mechanical tire pressure gauges that help make checking your tires a simple experience.
Tire Pressure Warning Signs
Underperformance is a key sign that your GMC’s tires are not up to the manufacturer’s recommendation. If you think your GMC’s tires are low on air, check them as soon as possible, as this can result in:
- Early tire wear
- Poor handling
- Reduced fuel economy
Less than optimal performance just doesn’t result from not putting enough air in your tires. In some cases, it can be the opposite. Putting too much air in your tires before you set out on the road can be cause issues such as:
- Unusual wear
- Poor handling
- An overall rough riding experience
When you notice any of the tire pressure warning signs, visit the GMC Certified Service experts at your local GMC dealer. If you’re simply taking your GMC for a scheduled routine maintenance visit, your tire pressure will be checked as part of the Multi-Point Vehicle Inspection. And when you need new tires, the GMC Certified Service experts are ready to get you back on the road to take on your next challenge.
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