Is your low tire pressure light on? Not sure which tire is the issue?
The West End Auto technicians will use professional diagnostic tools to obtain information from the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TMPS), and will inflate or deflate your tires until they are within the correct pressure range.
We will also check that your pressure or speed sensors are working correctly. In the case that your Tire Pressure Monitoring System is simply not working at all, our service staff will determine the correct repair procedure.
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Basics
The Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) tracks the amount of pressure in the tires and alerts the driver when pressure is at an insufficient level.
There are two types of tire pressure monitoring systems—direct and indirect. A direct TPMS receives information from pressure sensors inside each tire on the vehicle, while an indirect TPMS uses speed sensor data from the wheels to determine tire pressure levels.
When a tire has an insufficient level of pressure, it becomes a safety hazard for various reasons. If pressure is too high, tires tend to bounce and lose traction. If pressure is too low, tires heat up quickly and wear out easily. Heat can negatively affect the tread of a tire and ultimately lead to blowouts and accidents. We recommend drivers pay attention to the Tire Pressure Monitoring System and heed any warnings.