Why is my TPM light on?
The purpose of the TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) is to alert you when tire pressure is too low and could create unsafe driving conditions. If the light is illuminated, it means your tires could be underinflated, which can lead to undue tire wear and possible tire failure.
Can I drive my car with the TPMS light on?
It’s not safe to drive around with your TPMS light illuminated. If the light comes on while you’re driving, slow down and get to the nearest gas or service station to inspect the tire.
How do I fix my TPMS light?
Press the TPMS reset button and hold it until the light blinks three times, then release it. Start the car and let it run for 20 minutes to reset the sensor. You’ll usually find the tire pressure monitor reset button beneath the steering wheel. Check your user’s manual if you’re having trouble locating it.
At what pressure does TPMS light come on?
The TPMS alerts drivers when a vehicle’s tire reaches 25 percent below the recommended pressure. As an example, if your tires should be filled to 32 pounds per square inch (psi), the TPMS dash light will come on when the tire reaches 24 psi. Tire pressure is important for safe driving.
Can you bypass TPMS?
TPMS – Tire Pressure Monitoring System Bypass Emulator is a very simple cost effective and a lifelong solution to the annoying dash light indicator. Ideal for winter tyres the TPMS Bypass consists of a small box which can be discreetly placed anywhere within the vehicle.
What is the TPMS light telling me to do?
Correct tire pressure makes sure you don’t skid from your lane.
What do you do when the TPMS light come on?
If your TPMS warning light does come on, find the closest gas or service station and check the pressure of all four tires (plus the spare, if applicable), adding air to any that fall below the range listed on a sticker inside the driver’s door. Once the tires are properly inflated, the light may go off after you’ve driven a few miles.
What if the TPMS light comes on during cold weather?
Any time that the TPMS warning light comes ON, there is a possible low tire pressure condition. Tire pressure can drop due to cold conditions, and this drop in pressure may cause the TPMS light to come ON. As the tire warms up under normal driving conditions, the light may turn OFF. If the cold weather conditions cause the TPMS light to stay ON, check the tire pressure (when tires are cold) and inflate the tire to the proper pressure indicated on the door placard.
What does the TPMs do in my vehicle?
The TPMS is an electronic monitoring system that keeps track of your vehicle’s tire pressure. Cars and trucks that are equipped with TPMS have an indicator on the dashboard instrument panel that illuminates to let the driver know that one or more tires are significantly under-inflated.