Using the correct amount of air pressure in your tires is very important for many reasons. Although it’s possible to manually check the air pressure, most new vehicles have a Tire Pressure Monitoring System that tells you when the tire pressure is incorrect. If your tire pressure needs attention, the TPMS light will become illuminated. Occasionally, the light may become illuminated when you think your tires are properly inflated. There are a couple of reasons why your tire pressure light might come on.

  • One or more of your tires are underinflated.
  • One or more of your tires are overinflated.
  • Your TPMS may not be working correctly.
  • Fluctuating temperatures in Jamestown, NY (extreme hot or cold) may be affecting the tire pressure.
  • The tire pressure illuminating light may need its settings adjusted.

How the light flashes generally determines what it means. If it comes on and stays on, it generally means one of the tires needs more air. Even if the light doesn’t come on, it’s important to check your tires frequently.

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