TPMS Light On?

Checking Tire Pressure

What is a TPMS light? TPMS stands for tire pressure monitoring system and most modern vehicles have them, including the ones in our pre-owned inventory. It’s a convenient feature that ensures your vehicle’s tires are always properly inflated. But what if you notice the TPMS light on even after you’ve filled your tires with air? It’s likely that you need to reset the TPMS light. Before you learn how to reset the tire pressure light, you’ll want to make sure that your vehicle’s tires are properly inflated. 

Properly inflated tires ensure that your vehicle is suitably making contact with the Farragut roads to provide you with the most traction. Resetting your TPMS light without correctly inflated tires could be a safety hazard and even cause damage to your vehicle. Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, learn how to reset the tire pressure light and what a flashing tire pressure light means today with Ole Ben Franklin Motors!

How to Reset the Tire Pressure Light

Before we go over resetting your TPMS light, make sure all of your tires, including the spare, are inflated to the correct pressure. Typically you can find the correct tire pressure in your driver’s door jamb. There’s usually a sticker labeled with the correct pressures. Once you’ve ensured your tire pressure has been properly filled and you still notice the TPMS light on, here’s how you can reset the tire pressure light:

  1. Some tire pressure sensors require some driving before they reset themselves. You can test this out by driving at or above 50mph for at least 10 minutes. This should cause your sensor to reset next time you turn on the car. If this doesn’t work, continue reading below.
  2. While your vehicle is off, turn the key into the “on” position without fully starting the car.
  3. Hold the TPMS reset button until the light begins flashing three times. The TPMS reset button is typically located under the steering wheel. If you can’t find it, reference your owner’s manual for specifics.
  4. Release the button and start the car. This can take up to 20 minutes for the sensors to refresh.
  5. Your TPMS light should now be reset!

If you notice the light hasn’t been reset, you could try inflating the tires to 3 PSI over the recommended amount (including the spare), deflate them completely, and then inflate them back to the recommended amount. You could also try disconnecting the battery, discharge any power left by holding the horn button for about three seconds, and then reconnect the battery to see if the light has been resent.

If none of these tips are working, we recommend scheduling a service appointment to have your TPMS looked at by one of our technicians.

Flashing Tire Pressure Light?

But, what if you have a flashing tire pressure light? This could indicate two things. One of your tire pressure sensor battery needs to be replaced before you take on Sevierville adventures. Or, one of your sensors is simply malfunctioning and needs to be replaced. Whatever the problem may be, our service and parts experts can help you get back on Seymour roads in no time.

Rely on the Technicians at Ole Ben Franklin Motors Today!

There’s nothing to worry about if your TPMS light is on. If you’re not a DIY kind of person, we’ve got you covered. Our trained technicians are good at what they do and they understand you depend on your vehicle to tackle your busy Knoxville lifestyle. No matter what the issue is, contact us for any assistance or concerns you have. We hope to see you soon at Ole Ben Franklin Motors!

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