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What does the TPMS warning light indicate?

What makes a good driver is your appropriate road skills and your response to your car's issues. Safety begins with prompt response to any warnings of danger or maintenance from your vehicle. Thanks to modern technology, every car's dashboard is fitted with warning lights that alert you of any issue and indicate your vehicle's state.

Many drivers fail to give much thought to some of the warnings until real damage occurs. The simplicity of warning lights in your car helps you communicate with it better, sustaining the overall safety and efficiency.

A common warning light is the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). The light helps you monitor your tire pressure straight from the dashboard. This TPMS light shaped like a horseshoe with an exclamation point in the middle lets you know you have a tire problem.

If you see this light on while driving or start your car, don't drive; instead, check the air pressure first.

This light sometimes turns on in a defined pattern or frequency. This is what this frequency means.

TPMS keeps turning on and off

When the temperature outside changes, it affects tire pressure triggering the warning light. Cold weather can make your air pressure drop, but it returns to normal as the day warms up. When the pressure goes back to its normal state TPMS turns off.

Light flashes and then stays on

Whenever you start your car, all the lights on the dashboard turn on and then off. However, if the TPMS light remains on, get a professional to check your Tire Pressure Monitoring System. This is usually a system problem that needs servicing.

Light Turns On While Driving

Sometimes while driving, you may notice the Tire Pressure Monitoring System light turn on and remain on. You should immediately pull over and check the tire pressure. If it's low, drive slowly to the nearest filling station and increase the pressure to the appropriate level.

When you are not sure what to do or need your TPMS repaired, call us today, bring your vehicle to our auto repair shop, and have a professional fix it.