The Main Reasons for an Illuminated Tire Pressure Light

Monitoring the tire pressure in your vehicle is now much more accurate with models equipped with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). Your vehicle will use either an indirect system or a direct system of sensors to monitor the pressure in your tires.

The Difference Between Direct and Indirect TPMS

  • A direct system has a sensor in each tire and is the system used in most vehicles.
  • An indirect system monitors the speed of the wheel and alerts you when the rotation of the wheel is out of sync.
Reasons for Tire Pressure Changes
  • Temperature change can trigger changes in tire pressure.
  • A puncture or slow leak in a tire .

Remember, if your TPMS is alerting you often to check your tire pressure it is best to bring it to the experienced service technicians at Carbone Automotive Group in Yorkville, NY for a complete sensor check.

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