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Common FAQs About the TPMS Light

Common FAQs About the TPMS Light

A tire pressure monitoring system, or TPMS, monitors the air in your tires. It consists of sensors on each tire to calculate and send real-time information to the car's computer. Once one or more of your tires have lost over 1/4 of its recommended psi, it will trigger a TPMS warning light to come on your dashboard. On the other hand, if the TPMS light is blinking, it means that the sensors are malfunctioning. Today, we will be going over some commonly asked questions regarding the TPMS. What Can Cause the TPMS Sensor to Fail? Collisions Potholes and Curbs Sensor Battery Failure - not common as sensors are expected to last 7 to 10 years Does a TPMS Replace Manual Tire Pressure Checks? Absolutely not! Tire pressure checks are still a driver's responsibility, and they should be done manually with proper tools. It is not a replacement for regular tire pressure monitoring because the light does not come on until the tires meet the 25% threshold. Furthermore, the sensors may ina ... read more