How to Reset Tire Pressure Light

Man driver checking air pressure and filling air in the tires of car

Virden drivers trying to figure out how to reset their tire pressure light are in luck. At Virden Mainline Motors, we’ve created a handy guide that covers all the steps of what to do when the TPMS light goes on in your Tire Pressure Monitoring System. We’ll also cover all of the things a flashing tire pressure light can mean and provide an answer to the question, “what does TPMS mean?”. If you have questions about other auto service fundamentals, be sure to consult our service tips or reach out to our service department in Virden.

What Does TPMS Mean?

Before we get started, let’s go over some basic tire jargon. What does TPMS mean? Your TPMS is your tire pressure monitoring system. The TPMS light turns on when it detects that your car’s tires are below the threshold of safe tire pressure. It may also turn on if it detects bad traction, poor fuel economy, or a blowout. When you notice your flashing tire pressure light, you need to swing by a gas station in Birtle and inflate them.

Resetting Your Tire Pressure Light

In most cases, your flashing tire pressure light should go off after you inflate your tires. If your TPMS light remains on, Brandon drivers may need to follow these steps on how to reset their tire pressure light in their tire pressure monitoring system:

  • Drive at or above 80 kilometers for 10 minutes. This can cause your sensor to reset the next time you turn on the car.
  • With the vehicle off, turn the key to the “On” position, but don’t start the car. Hold down the TPMS reset button until the flashing tire pressure light blinks three times. Then release it. Ignite the engine and wait 20 minutes. If you have trouble finding the reset button, consult your manual. It’s usually located beneath the steering wheel.
  • If that doesn’t work, then Moosomin drivers should Inflate all tires to 3 PSI over their recommended amount, and then deflate them completely. Finally, inflate them to the recommended tire pressure.
  • The last strategy we’ll cover is to turn your vehicle off, disconnect the positive battery cable with a wrench, turn the car back on, and then honk the horn for about three seconds. This will discharge any remaining power stored in the vehicle. After that, you’ll want to reconnect the car, turn on the battery, and see if your tire light has gone off.

Reach Out to Virden Mainline Motors for Help

Figuring out how to reset your tire pressure light can be surprisingly frustrating. If you don’t feel like spending your Sunday afternoon fiddling with your tire pressure monitoring system, just bring your car into Virden Mainline Motors for a very affordable, simple, and fast fix by our mechanics.

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