Purpose of the Tire Pressure Light

Newer vehicles contain a system that includes sensors contained within each tires. The sensors are linked to technology that measures tire pressure. Tires tend to lose approximately one pound per square inch of pressure each month. This is normal. However, extreme temperature changes cost a greater pressure loss. During cold winter months, the Tire Pressure Light may illuminate on the dashboard briefly before turning off. Conversely, during warm summer months, the light may come on to indicate too much pressure.

Operating a vehicle on tires that are improperly inflated puts undue wear and tear on the tires and could lead to an accident if a tire ruptures while driving. Drivers should not solely rely on the TPMS. Use a manual gauge to check the tire pressure. If there seems to be a problem with the sensing system, bring the vehicle in to the service center at Wayne Ford for evaluation.

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