Nowadays, vehicles are filled with tech and monitors to keep them performing their best. At the wheel, you can easily see a ton of dashboard sensors that are there to alert you of upcoming maintenance and any issues that may arise. One of the indicator lights is the TPMS light, and whenever it comes on, it signals that there is a problem somewhere in the system. The most common reason for the tire pressure light is a tire that may be under-inflated and needs to get checked immediately. The tire pressure light can help prevent premature tread-wear and eventual tire failure, so be sure to monitor it. The TPMS light can also pop due to the weather because temperature changes affect the tire’s air pressure and could cause it to decrease and increase.
A vehicle’s tire pressure might get influenced by several factors like the weather, driving habits, and road conditions. But one of those can cause the tire pressure to change drastically, and that’s the weather conditions. A drop in temperature can bring a drop in tire pressure and it could continue to affect the air pressure until the temperature gets warmer. This is usually temporary because driving your car will heat up the tires, which causes the pressure to rise. As the outside temperature increases during the day, the tire pressure will increase.
It could be as simple as a dying battery. When that occurs, it needs to be fixed as soon as you see it. If the TPMS sensor fails, you will need to watch your tire pressure, and it could take some attention away from the road ahead. The sensor has such a crucial position in the safety of your vehicle, and whenever it isn’t working, it can lead to tire failure if you are not monitoring tire pressure.
TPMS tracks the air pressure in your tires. It alerts you whenever the tire pressure dips too low and that it should be looked at. Whether you want to pull over on the road and gauge the tire pressure or have your tires serviced by us is completely up to you. If you notice the tire pressure symbol light up, know the tires probably need some kind of maintenance.
Visit Beck & Masten Buick GMC Coastal Bend for all of your Corpus Christi tire service and repair needs. No matter your vehicle’s make or model, we will gladly provide the tire service it needs. Our helpful staff is standing by to assist you. Visit us in person or online to schedule your service appointment.