Tire Pressure Monitoring Light

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There's a good chance that when you get ready to head to work over the next few days, there could be a tiny yellow light starting back at you. Do not be alarmed! That yellow light is the TPML (Tire Pressure Monitoring Light). When the temperature begins to fluctuate, tire pressure can be affected. A general rule of thumb is that for every 10 degrees Fahrenheit of temperature change, the tire pressure may change about 2%. Often times, the night time temperature is what fluctuates so it is recommended to check tires before heading out for the day. 

It is important to check the required PSI for your vehicle! This can be found in the vehicle owner's manual as well as the tire's sidewall. Vehicle manufacturers predetermine the recommended tire pressure for that vehicle so we recommend to check the owner's manual. 

Here are a few maintenance tips:
  • Be sure to use a quality tire gauge to determine the inflation
  • Always check all 4 tires, just because the first one was not low does not mean the other's are not
  • Check before you take a road trip
  • Check the tire pressure at least once a month and even more frequently in the cold months

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