The tire pressure monitoring system or TPMS does exactly that. It continually monitors the air pressure in your tires in an effort to extend the life of your tires, and for safety. TPMS systems come in two types. Direct TPMS and Indirect TPMS. Regardless of type, TPMS sensors can fail, and Carworks has the knowledge and experience to diagnose and repair both types of TPMS sensors and systems. During normal operation, the TPMS sensor sends a message to the monitoring system indicating that the tire pressure it too to low. The monitoring system typically sends a message to you via a dashboard indicator light or similar device. When the system fails, the indicator doesn’t come on.
Symptoms of a tire pressure monitoring system:
- Tire is obviously low or you’ve verified low tire pressure with a pressure gauge and the dashboard indicator isn’t displaying the warning.
- TPMS system indicator is always on, yet you’ve checked the tire pressure, and it is correct.
Call Carworks of Longmont or stop by the shop to inquire about your car’s tire pressure monitoring system.