So, you are driving from work, school, or wherever while enjoying your favorite playlist, then suddenly, your tire pressure light goes on. Logically, you find a safe spot and pull over so that you can check the tires. But on stopping, you realize that the tires are okay.
If you?ve not experienced the same before, you might be confused about your next step of action. Should you change the tires, or continue with your drive?
This post will look at what can lead to having your low tire pressure light turn on, while the tires are just fine. But before we delve into the specifics, it is essential to understand how tire pressure is measured automatically.
What helps to measure tire pressure?
Tire pressure in modern cars is measured using a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). The TPMS is an electric box that?s installed on the rim of the tire. Depending on the technology used, the TPMS can directly or indirectly measure the air pressure and trigger the pressure light on your car?s dashboard when the pressure levels are low.
However, there are some instances where the system can trigger the light to turn on even when there is no tires issue.
Why won?t my tire pressure light go off?
There are several reasons why your tire pressure light would refuse to go off, yet your tires are okay. Some of them include;