Reasons Your Tire Pressure Monitoring System Lights Up

It can be challenging to tell by sight whether your tires are at the appropriate pressure. Radials, specifically, can appear low even when they’re not. Newer model vehicles are now equipped with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) that continually monitors each tire’s pressure and lets the driver know with an illuminated light on the dash if air pressure is too low.

Although most monitoring systems use a direct monitor that measures each tire’s pressure, there are some that operate as indirect monitoring systems. They alert the driver if one of the tires is out of alignment with the others. In either case, it’s a valuable tool to remind you that keeping your tires properly maintained is not only crucial for your and other’s safety, it’s also cost-effective to do so. Underinflated tires wear faster and unevenly, cost you more in gas, and they are a leading cause of accidents due to blowouts.

If your vehicle’s monitoring system has alerted you to needing tire pressure attention, we’re here to assist you. Don’t hesitate to call on BMW of Chico and speak with a knowledgeable member of our service department team. We are happy to help with any aspect of your car’s maintenance.

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