WHY IS MY CHECK TIRE LIGHT ON?

October 9th, 2019 by

Why is my check tire light on?

WHAT DOES THE TPMS LIGHT LOOK LIKE?

Normally, the TPMS symbol is either a cross-section of a tire with an exclamation point in it or an overhead view of a car with all four tires exposed – similar to what we’ve shown above.

WHY IS MY CHECK TIRE LIGHT ON?
Here are a few reasons why you may see your TPMS light come on:

Change in Weather Temperature

A shift in weather can cause the pressure in your tires to decrease, causing the check tire light to come on. Because we live in a cold climate, you may often have to add air to your tires in the winter, and possibly remove some when spring arrives. To be sure they are properly inflated, we suggest visiting our service department at Bismarck Motor Company.

Tire is Leaking Air  – DO NOT DRIVE ON A FLAT TIRE

Check the all tires with a tire pressure gauge. Only one may need air, but to be safe check them all. If for some reason the light is blinking, there could be a malfunction. It may also mean you are using a spare tire that the vehicle cannot detect.

It is your responsibility as a driver to check your tire pressures monthly – or have our team check them for you! Normally, the recommended pressure is located on the driver’s doorjamb (in newer vehicles).

Regardless the issue, if your TPMS light comes on, for you and your passengers’ safety, we recommend calling us at 701-258-1944 or visit us in person at our one of our Bismarck Motor Company service centers to peform a mulit-point inspection.

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