Modern vehicles are stocked with sensors and technology to keep them running as well as possible. At the wheel, you can easily see a ton of sensors that are there to alert drivers of maintenance needs and any potential issues that may arise. One of the many different indicator lights is the tire pressure light, and when it comes on, it signals that there is an issue. Usually, the most usual reason for the tire pressure light is a tire that may be low on air and needs to get looked at immediately. The tire pressure light may even prevent premature tread-wear and eventual tire failure. The TPMS light could also pop due to the weather because temp changes influence the tire’s air pressure and could cause it to decrease and increase.
The TPMS light tracks exactly what it says, the air pressure in your tires. It tells you when the air pressure falls too low and when it should be looked at. If you want to pull over on the road and gauge the tire pressure yourself or get the tires inspected by us is completely up to you. If you see the TPMS symbol pop up, know the tires probably need to be checked out.
The tire pressure in your car might get influenced by several factors such as weather conditions, driving habits, and the road. But one of those factors can possibly cause the tire pressure to drastically fluctuate, and that’s the climate conditions. A dip in temperature can bring a decrease in tire pressure and it could continue to affect the air pressure until the temperature rises. This is almost always temporary because driving your vehicle will heat your tires, which causes the tire pressure to increase. As the outside temperature gets warmer throughout the day, the tire pressure will also increase.
It’s possible that your vehicle’s Tire Pressure sensor can fail because of its age. If that occurs, it should be fixed as soon as you see it. If the sensor fails, you will need to monitor the Tire Pressure, and it might draw some attention away from the road ahead. The tire pressure sensor has such an important role in the safety of your car, and when it isn’t working, it can contribute to advance tire wear if you are not monitoring tire pressure.
Bob Howard Buick GMC is one of the most trusted places for tire service in the Oklahoma City area. We happily service all vehicle makes and models. One of our factory-trained technicians will inspect your tires, make any necessary repairs, or choose the best ones for your vehicle if they need replacing. Schedule your Buick GMC tire service in person or online today.