WE CAN DIAGNOSE AND REPAIR THE FAULT WITH YOUR TMPS SYSTEM
You’ve probably been there before. While driving, your instrument cluster suddenly displays a “Tyre Pressure Sensor Fault” message or warning light. But what exactly does it mean and how do you fix it?
What Does a Tyre Pressure Sensor Fault Message Look Like?
When a tyre pressure sensor detects a problem with tire pressure, it will send a signal to the car’s computer, which will then illuminate a light on the dash.
This light is generally bright yellow, and looks like an exclamation point (!), inside of a “U” shaped symbol. This is the drivers warning to check on their tires, as one may be flat or just low.
Can I Still Drive My Car?
Driving on an under-inflated tyre can cause the vehicle to pull in one direction or the other, depending on which tire is low. This will cause the driver to have poor control over the vehicle, which is very dangerous.
Driving on a low tyre can also at the least cause unbalanced tyre wear and at most cause damage to the structural integrity of the tyre, mainly the sidewall. This eventually can cause a blow out to occur once the tire is re-inflated. Driving on a completely flat tire will require that tyre to be replaced due to this damage.
If you’ve confirmed that the tire pressure is adequate in all of the tyres, then the the sensor has simply failed. At this point, the only concern the driver will have is the light glaring at them from the dash.
A failed sensor will require the driver to be more attentive to the pressure in their tyres, since it is not reading the actual pressure anymore. This should be fixed at the earliest convenience for safety reasons.
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