Why Is My Tire Pressure Light On?
Here at Molle Toyota, we understand that there can be some confusion with the various warning lights that appear either on your dashboard or within the instrument gauge. The good news is that we’ve got your back with our how-to articles! Keep reading to learn about the tire pressure light and what you can do to preserve the life of your tires.
What is the Tire Pressure Light?
As its name implies, the purpose of the tire pressure light to let you know that one or more of your tires may be low on air. Why does this matter? The proper inflation of your tires is essential for both performance and safety. Driving on tires with low air pressure can cause extra wear on the tire tread, which means that they will wear out faster and won’t be able to provide optimal traction control, especially during rain or snow. If you have a vehicle full of passengers or if you are towing a large load, having underinflated tires means that the wheels have to work even harder when rotating which leads to overheating, decreased efficiency, and can even damage the axels.
Checking Your Tire Pressure
You’ll be able to find the tire pressure light by looking for a symbol that the appearance of a grooved horseshoe with an exclamation point in the center. Once you see it illuminated, make a point to stop and check each tire with a pressure gauge. Your vehicle may also be equipped with a system that helps you know when each tire has been properly filled to make this process easier. The light should turn off once all the tires are good to go. However, if the warning light flashes off and on continuously, this may actually be a sign that the system is not working properly. In that case, head on over to your local service center or dealership as soon as possible.
Routine Tire Rotations
It’s important to keep in mind that like all of the warning lights in your vehicle, they do not replace routine maintenance. You may end driving several miles on under-inflated tires before the light goes off, causing damage and a potentially dangerous situation. We’re happy to make keeping close tabs on your tires simple with our quick rotation service. Not only does this appointment help you get the maximum life out of each tire, it allows us to check the pressure and make any necessary adjustments.
Have you been asking yourself “why is my tire pressure light on?” Now that you have the answer, stop by Molle Toyota and give your vehicle the care it deserves with our Service Department!
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