What does it mean when the tire pressure light blinks?

What does it mean when the tire pressure light blinks?

What Does It Mean When the TPMS Light is Flashing? The tire pressure sensors use a battery, and if the TPMS light is flashing, it could mean that the battery needs to be replaced. If you remove the tire from the rim, you’ll see a small cylinder, which is the tire pressure sensor.

How do I get the TPMS light to go off?

Drive the car at 50 mph for about 10 minutes. This should reset the sensor, and the next time you start the car the TPMS light should be off. Without starting the car, turn the key to the “On” position. Press the TPMS reset button and hold it until the light blinks three times, then release it.

What does it mean when it says Service Tire Monitor System?

Whenever your car says service tire monitor system, this means that more than likely you have a bad tire pressure monitor sensor (TPMS). This warning is just letting you know something is wrong with the TPMS. A TPMS or service tire monitor system, just lets you know when your tire pressure is too low or too high.

Where is TPMS sensor located?

Your vehicle’s direct TPMS uses a sensor located in the wheels. It measures the air pressure of each tire. If the pressure drops 25 percent below the recommended air pressure, the TPMS will be triggered and you will see the vehicle’s warning light on the dashboard.

Can I drive with a blinking tire pressure light?

Is It Dangerous to Drive With the Tire Pressure Light On? Driving with the TPMS light on or flashing due to low tire pressure is dangerous and can lead to car damages. First, driving with under-inflated tire/s will wear and tear your tires quickly and prematurely. Second, it will affect your car’s fuel consumption.

Is it safe to drive with tire pressure light on?

It’s not safe to drive around with your TPMS light illuminated. Without a tire inspection, there’s no way of knowing how quickly air is leaving your tire, or for how long it has been over or underinflated. The best course of action is to use a tire pressure gauge to check the current inflation level of each tire.

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