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Is that pesky tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) light brightly shining on your dash? No worries.
TPMS lights typically come on to alert you when the air pressure in one or more tires is outside the recommended range. Since the tires’ optimal performance and safety benefits are realized within a specific range of air pressure, measured in pounds per square inch (psi), the warning light may illuminate when pressure has dropped as little as 10 percent below the recommendation. This is well before the low pressure is visible to the eye.
If you have a modern vehicle, some of the more sophisticated tire-pressure monitoring systems will alert you which tire is out of range or even possibly display real-time air pressure in each tire.
Once the vehicle tires are properly inflated, the light may go off after you’ve driven a few miles or may need to be reset in accordance to your manufacturers guidelines.
If you are still having issues with your TPMS light after all tires are inflated well within the recommended acceptable range, you may have a malfunctioning tire pressure monitoring sensor.
The pros at Shepards Automotive Center will assist you with troubleshooting and solving your TPMS issues.