You're driving along and see the light above illuminated on your vehicle's dashboard - what does this mean? Are my tires bad, do they need air, or does my tire have a puncture? The symbol shown above is your vehicle's TPMS warning light, or tire pressure monitoring system warning light. It can also look like a "TPMS" light, depending on the make and model of your vehicle.
The TPMS warning light is your vehicle's way of letting you know one of two things - either one or more fo your vehicle's tires are 25% below their recommended air pressure, or there is an issue with a tire pressure sensor. Regardless, the best thing to do when this light comes on is to bring your vehicle into Avid Autowerx for an inspection.
Driving with the proper tire pressure is so critical to your vehicle's performance and integrity. When you continue driving with low tire pressure, you are reducing your vehicle's fuel efficiency, wearing down your tires prematurely, and putting yourself at risk for tire blowouts on the road.
If the light illuminates because your tire pressure is low, it could be caused by a number of things. Weather changes can cause tire pressure to increase or decrease unexpectedly, which may need to be adjusted. You could also have a puncture somewhere in a tire, or maybe it has just been a while since your last tire pressure check and fill.
If there is an issue with the tire pressure monitoring system itself, typically it means that a sensor needs to be replaced. This is an important service because you need to be able to keep track and know when your tires need air. Here at our shop, we can perform a full inspection and diagnostic to determine the cause of the TPMS warning light illuminating and help you understand what repairs or services are needed to fix the issue.
So, if your TPMS light is on, don't ignore it! You'll end up costing yourself money on unnecessary repairs and new tires. Get your vehicle into Avid Autowerx at the first sign of the warning light, and we will get you fixed up and back on the road in no time!