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How do I calibrate my tire sensors?

How do I calibrate my tire sensors?

To begin the calibration process, you need to press the TPMS button located near the steering column. Hold the button down until the indicator light blinks twice. At this point, you must drive for approximately a half hour to complete the process. Driving speeds should be between 30 to 60 miles-per-hour.

How does a tire pressure monitoring system work?

A direct TPMS uses sensors to monitor the pressure within each tire. The sensors are monitoring the air tire pressure data and sending this information to a centralized control module. If the tire pressure in one or more of your tires is low, the tire pressure warning light will illuminate on your dashboard.

Why does TPMS light come on when driving with a flat tire?

If you’ve had the misfortune of getting a flat tire and have had to install the spare tire, you’ve seen the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) light come on in the dash. Why is that? Here’s what you need to know:

Can you check the air pressure on a flat tire?

Unless you can visibly see a flat tire, it’s a good idea to use a tire pressure gauge to check the air pressure in each tire. Remember to use the tire air pressure that’s indicated on the label found inside the driver’s side door panel (do not use the air pressure identified on your vehicle’s tires).

What causes the low tire pressure warning light to turn off?

Adjusting the air pressure in the tires to the pressure shown on the tire information placard should cause the low tire pressure warning light to turn off. If the light turns on again shortly after adjusting the pressure in your tires, you may have a flat tire. If you have a flat tire, replace it with the spare tire.

A direct TPMS uses sensors to monitor the pressure within each tire. The sensors are monitoring the air tire pressure data and sending this information to a centralized control module. If the tire pressure in one or more of your tires is low, the tire pressure warning light will illuminate on your dashboard.

Why is there a TPMS warning light on my tire?

The TPMS warning light can sometimes be triggered when there is no problem with your tire pressures. This may be caused by a faulty sensor, located either inside a tire or in the anti-lock braking system. Your mechanic will need to take a look. Run-flat tires are tires that you can drive on for a limited distance after they lose their air pressure.

Unless you can visibly see a flat tire, it’s a good idea to use a tire pressure gauge to check the air pressure in each tire. Remember to use the tire air pressure that’s indicated on the label found inside the driver’s side door panel (do not use the air pressure identified on your vehicle’s tires).

What to do when your tire pressure light comes on?

One or more of your tires has dangerously low pressure. Here are a few scenarios: If you start your vehicle and the TPMS light stays on, don’t drive it. Shut the vehicle off. If you have a system that tells you which tire is affected, get your tire gauge out of the glove box and check that tire’s pressure.

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Ruth Doyle