What Does The Tpms Warning Light Indicate

If you've noticed a strange "TPMS" warning light on your car's dashboard recently, you might be wondering what it's meant for. The Tire Pressure Monitoring System is meant to help you stay safe on the road by alerting you to your car's tire pressure conditions automatically.

What Does The Tire Pressure Monitoring System Do?

The Tire Pressure Monitoring System is meant to help you drive safe by monitoring your tire pressure and alerting you when there's a problem. When your TPMS light on the dashboard is illuminated, it means that your tires need to be refilled with air to the recommended PSI as soon as possible.

If your TPMS light turns on, it's important to address the issue as soon as possible and refill your tires. The consequences of low tire pressure can include:

  • Increased risk of a blowout or flat tire

  • Decreased towing ability

  • Lower fuel economy

  • Accelerated tire wear and tear

  • Poor traction

And remember, over-inflated wheels are just as bad as under-inflated wheels. You should only refill your tires to the recommended PSI.

Why Is Proper Tire Inflation Important?

Proper tire inflation offers a variety of benefits you're sure to enjoy. Your vehicle will have better handling and be easier to control because the tires are at their optimal function, and as a result your tires will also last much longer. Best of all, you'll enjoy these benefits in sunshine or rain — proper tire inflation has been shown to help disperse water and improve traction in poor conditions.

It's important to note that if your tire pressure is at the recommended levels but your TPMS light is on, your system may be experiencing an error. Luckily, it's easy to perform a manual reset with a local service team and to get your TPMS back to doing what it does best: protecting you and your vehicle.

Get Your TPMS Repaired Today

If your TPMS light seems to keep lighting up no matter how many times you correct the tire pressure, it might be time to get your vehicle checked out. We're proud to service our community and want to put you back on the road with a smile. If you need TPMS repair, we invite you to bring your vehicle to Scruggs Automotive today!

Written by Scruggs Automotive Repair