What Does Your Tires Pressure Light Really Mean?

Driving on underinflated tires can have some serious consequences. Improperly inflated tires are prone to blowouts, and low tire pressure can reduce a tire's life expectancy. Tire pressure also affects a vehicle's fuel economy and handling.

Fortunately, new vehicles come equipped with a TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System). The TPMS uses sensors to alert drivers to fluctuations in tire pressure. When inadequate tire pressure is detected, a warning light on or near the dashboard is activated.

It's important to remember that tire pressure can fluctuate depending on the temperature. Tires may appear to be underinflated on cold mornings, causing the TPMS warning light to turn on. You might also notice your TPMS light during a heatwave. Warmer temperature cause tires to overinflate.

It's always better to be safe rather than sorry when it comes to tire pressure. If your TPMS light comes on, stop by our Hyundai service location. Our Hanford, CA service professionals will give you an accurate tire pressure reading.