What is it?
The Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) helps drivers know when their tire pressure is getting low. There are two types of sensors; direct and indirect. The direct sensor uses monitors that are installed inside the tire. Indirect sensors monitor the anti-lock braking system.
How can I tell if my tires are properly inflated?
If your TPMS light appears or starts flashing you should stop by for service as soon as possible. While the appearance of the TPMS light usually means low pressure, if it’s flashing, it means there may be a system problem. Some cars have a warning that comes across the driver’s information screen that reads SERVICE TPMS SYSTEM.
The average life expectancy of the internal TPMS sensors is only 6-8 years. If you’re experiencing issues with the dashboard alert, it might be because the batteries in the TPMS are starting to fail, especially if the dash light is blinking.
We’re here to help.
Our certified technicians can diagnose and repair your TPMS system and adjust your tire pressure to make sure your drive is as safe as possible. We’re always up-to-date on the latest manufacturer recommendations for your tires and your vehicle. Give us a call or stop by today. There’s no appointment necessary.