What causes the TPMS warning light to be on?
The TPMS warning light illuminates if a tyre is detected to be under-inflated by 25% or more. Other factors that may cause the light to come on are listed:
Many factors affect the pressure in your tyres, and that is why it is so important to be aware of your tyre pressure and regularly inspect the wheels on your vehicle. tyre pressure can be affected due to tyre damage, slow leaks, changes in temperature and from normal daily driving. A drop in temperature of 10 degrees fahrenheit will result in a loss of 1 PSI.
Most vehicle manufacturers install a tyre information label – typically located on the fuel door, drivers door frame, sill or edge. Tyre pressure should be set to this recommendation whilst cold, before driving.
You may find further recommendations from your vehicle manufacturer in the handbook, owners manual or website.
If you have recently installed winter wheels and your TPMS Light has illuminated:
If you haven’t fitted TPMS to your winter wheels and are looking for the right TPMS call us or shop online.