Proper tire pressure is necessary for your vehicle’s healthy operation. Damage to your TPMS can lead to a drop in tire pressure, creating unsafe driving conditions and decreased performance. When a tire has an insufficient pressure level, it becomes a safety hazard, so it is important to heed warnings from your TPMS. If your dashboard is signalling a TPMS warning, or you have reason to believe your TPMS is malfunctioning, contact us immediately to resolve the problem.
TPMS stands for Tire Pressure Monitoring System. It’s a safety system that monitors the air pressure within your vehicle’s tires and alerts you if it falls outside the recommended range.
The tire pressure sensor is typically located inside the tire, attached to the valve stem or wheel rim. Its location allows it to directly measure the pressure inside the tire and send this information to the vehicle’s computer system.
Replacing tire pressure sensors involves removing the tire from the wheel to access the sensor, usually mounted on the wheel’s inside. Once the old sensor is removed, the new one is installed and properly sealed. It’s a delicate process and might require special tools and expertise, so it is often best handled by a professional mechanic. If you need assistance with this, the mechanics at Grease Pro are here to help. Schedule your service today!
TPMS sensors work by continually measuring the air pressure inside each tire. If the pressure falls below or rises above a specified range, the sensor sends a signal to the vehicle’s computer, which then triggers a warning light on the dashboard, alerting the driver to the issue.
If your TPMS sensor is bad, you might notice inconsistent or incorrect tire pressure readings, or the TPMS warning light might remain illuminated even after adjusting the tire pressure. Sometimes, a diagnostic tool is needed to confirm that the sensor itself is the problem.
A TPMS light is triggered when the system detects a tire pressure that is too low or too high based on the manufacturer’s specifications. Other factors such as a malfunctioning sensor or issues with the TPMS system itself can also cause the light to come on.
Driving with the TPMS light on isn’t generally dangerous for a short distance, but it indicates an issue with your tire pressure or the TPMS system itself. It’s wise to check the tire pressure or seek professional assistance as soon as possible to avoid potential tire damage or unsafe driving conditions.
Some basic TPMS systems might not differentiate between the tires, only notifying the driver that one of them is outside the acceptable pressure range. More advanced systems may use individual sensors and corresponding software to recognize the specific location of each tire, enabling the system to identify which tire is experiencing the pressure issue.
GreasePro proudly serves Lynn Haven, Panama City, Panama City Beach and Chipley areas. We offer the best services with trained industry professionals with years of experience who you can trust to repair your Tire Pressure Monitoring System. Visit one of our many convenient locations near you or schedule a service that works with your time on our website.
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