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TPMS Light (Tire Pressure Monitoring System)

TPMS Light (Tire Pressure Monitoring System)

  It’s that time of year again, The weather is up and down and there is a pesky light that comes on and off all the time. We usually see it more around the season’s changing. (see the picture on the right) It is called a TPMS light (tire pressure monitoring system) If you see this light or the message come up to check tire pressures, the tire pressures may need to be adjusted, you may have a leak in a tire, or a faulty monitoring system. Weather is a huge facture in this light coming on. Air pressure expands and contracts with hot and cold. You can find what pressure your tires are supposed to be at in the door jam on the driver’s front door. It should look like this see picture below. If you adjust the tire pressure, there is a plus or minus of 3-5 pounds of pressure before the light comes back on. Keep in mind when you drive the tires heat up and the air may expand so if you can keep it within one or two psi it should keep the light off. If you ... read more

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