Modern vehicles are stocked with a lot of monitors and technology to keep them performing as well as possible. At the wheel, you can see a ton of tech that will alert you of maintenance needs and any issues that may arise. One of the sensors is the tire pressure light, and when it pops up, it signals that there is a problem somewhere in the vehicle. Usually, the most common cause for the tire pressure light is a tire that is under-inflated and needs to get looked at immediately. The tire pressure light may even prevent premature tread-wear and even tire failure. The tire pressure light could also pop due to the weather because temperature changes affect the tire pressure and could make it fluctuate.
The tire pressure in your car can get influenced by many factors like the weather, driving habits, and the road. But one of those factors can possibly cause the tire pressure to fluctuate drastically, and that’s the weather conditions. Cold temps can decrease tire pressure and continue to affect the air pressure until the temperature heats up. This is almost always temporary because driving your vehicle will warm up your tires, causing the pressure to increase. As the temperature increases throughout the day, the pressure will begin to increase.
It could be as simple as a dying battery. When this occurs, it should be fixed as soon as you notice it. If the sensor fails, you will need to watch your tire pressure, and it might take a bit of attention away from the road ahead. The sensor has an important position in the safety of your car, and when it isn’t working correctly, it can lead to advance tire wear if you are not monitoring tire pressure.
TPMS (or the tire pressure Monitoring System) tracks the pressure in your tires. It tells you when the air pressure falls too low and when it should be looked at. Whether you choose to pull over on the road and check your tire pressure or get the tires serviced by us is completely up to you. If you see the tire pressure light up, be aware that your tires need to be examined.
Visit Beck & Masten Buick GMC South for all of your Houston tire service and repair needs. No matter your vehicle’s make or model, we will gladly provide the tire service it needs. Our helpful staff is standing by to assist you. Visit us in person or online to schedule your service appointment.