Decoding the Meaning of the TPMS Light

The TPMS, or tire pressure monitoring system, is a crucial safety feature in your car that detects early signs of overinflated or underinflated tire pressure. When triggered, a warning light resembling a horseshoe with an exclamation point in the middle appears on your dashboard. This system alerts you when your tires require maintenance and manual pressure reading.

The way the light comes on can indicate what's wrong with your tires. If it comes on while driving, it indicates that at least one tire is underinflated. Pull over to a safe location and manually check your tire pressure with a gauge. If the light comes on but you're unsure when it appeared, you likely have at least one tire with incorrect pressure, which can be just as detrimental whether overinflated or underinflated.

To determine the precise PSI your tires need, check the car's door frame. Overinflation can cause poor traction and premature wear in the center of the tread, while underinflation can result in a sluggish reaction and decreased fuel economy, showing premature wear on the outer tread.

If the TPMS light illuminates and switches off while driving, it may be due to fluctuations in tire temperature triggering the PSI reading. If the light flashes repeatedly, it's a sign that the system isn't working correctly.

For TPMS repairs, visit Big G Tire Pro today! Our team of experienced technicians can diagnose and fix any issues with your TPMS to keep you safe on the road.


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