Tire Pressure Monitoring System: What To Know When the Weather Turns Cold

October 10th, 2019 by

What does TPMS stand for?

TPMS stands for your tire pressure monitoring system. This is a sensor in your vehicle that monitors and detects when your tire pressure changes and alerts you to when additional air needs to be added.

Does cold weather affect my tire pressure?

YES. In fact, when the outside temperature significantly drops, your TPMS indicator may notify you that there’s a problem with your tires, which may not be the case…

Are my tires leaking air?

NO. The reason your TPMS indicator is notifying you that there’s an issue is due to the drop in temperature, not because your tires are leaking. When the outside temperature drops 10 degrees, your tires lose 1 PSI. Many think that the air must be leaking somewhere, but the air actually isn’t going anywhere–it’s just condensing.

What do I need to do when my pressure drops?

Be safe and get them checked. You can bring your vehicle by the dealership anytime and we’d be more than happy to fill your tires to the proper level and make sure there aren’t any other issues.

Have any additional questions about your tire pressure or any other vehicle related concerns? Reach out to us anytime or schedule an auto service appointment online through our scheduler.

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