Modern cars are stocked with a ton of tech and monitors to keep them performing their best. At the wheel, you can easily see a ton of tech that will alert you of upcoming maintenance and any potential problems with your vehicle. One of the many different sensors is the tire pressure light, and whenever it comes on, it alerts you that there is a problem in the vehicle. The most common reason for the tire pressure light is a tire that is under-inflated. The tire pressure light may even prevent premature tread-wear and even tire failure. The tire pressure light could also pop due to the weather because temperature changes affect the tire pressure and could make it decrease and increase.
The TPMS light tracks precisely what it says, the tire pressure. It tells you when the tire pressure falls too low and when it needs to be examined for problems. If you choose to pull over on the road and gauge the tire pressure yourself or get the tires serviced by us is really up to you. If you see the tire pressure symbol pop up, be aware that your tires need to be examined.
The tire pressure in your vehicle might get influenced by some factors such as the weather, road conditions, and driving habits. But one of those factors could possibly cause the tire pressure to drastically go up and down, and that’s the weather. Colder temps may bring a decrease in the tire pressure and continue to affect the air pressure until the temperature rises. This is almost always temporary since driving your car will warm the tires, causing the tire pressure to rise. As the outside temperature gets hotter during the day, the pressure will increase.
It could be as simple as a dying battery. If that occurs, it should be fixed as soon as you notice it. If the Tire Pressure sensor fails, you will have to monitor your Tire Pressure more closely, and it could take a bit of focus away from the driver. The tire pressure sensor has an important position in the safety of your car, and if it’s not working correctly, it can lead to tire failure if you are not aware of the tire pressure.
Round Rock Nissan is one of the best places to get tire service in the Austin area. We proudly service all makes and models of vehicles. Visit our location online or in person to schedule tire service and repair for your car or truck. Our friendly technicians are ready to serve you.