Nowadays, our vehicles are stocked with technology and sensors to keep them running as well as possible. At the wheel, you can easily see all of the signals that are installed to warn drivers of maintenance needs and any issues that may arise. One of the many different indicator lights is the TPMS light, and when it pops up, it signals that there is a problem somewhere in the vehicle. The most common reason for the TPMS light is a tire that is under-inflated and should be looked at quickly. The tire pressure light can help prevent premature tread-wear and eventual tire failure, so be sure to monitor it. The TPMS light may even pop due to the weather because temperature changes affect the tire’s air pressure and could cause it to fluctuate.
The tire pressure light monitors precisely what it says, the pressure in your tires. It alerts you whenever the air pressure falls too low and when it needs to be checked on. If you choose to pull over to the side and check your tire pressure or get the tires inspected at your local dealership is entirely up to you. If you notice the tire pressure light pop up, just know your tires probably need some kind of maintenance.
The tire pressure in your vehicle can be affected by many factors such as the weather, driving habits, and road conditions. But one of those could cause the tire pressure to drastically fluctuate, and that’s the climate conditions. Cold temps might bring a drop in the tire pressure and continue to affect the air pressure until the temperature heats up. This is usually temporary because driving your vehicle will warm your tires, causing the tire pressure to increase. As the temperature increases as the day goes on, the pressure will increase.
It’s possible that your car’s Tire Pressure sensor can fail due to its age. If this happens, it needs to be fixed as soon as you see it. If the sensor fails, you will need to watch your Tire Pressure, and it might draw a bit of focus away from the driver. The TPMS sensor has such an important role in the safety of your vehicle, and if it’s not working correctly, it could lead to tire failure if you are not aware of the tire pressure.
Bob Howard Chevrolet is one of the most trusted places for tire service in the Oklahoma City area. We happily service all vehicle makes and models. One of our factory-trained technicians will inspect your tires, make any necessary repairs, or choose the best ones for your vehicle if they need replacing. Schedule your Chevrolet tire service in person or online today.