Have you ever been driving in your car and this symbol lights up on your dashboard? Did it leaving you wondering what is this and what is wrong with my vehicle?
Over 40% of drivers are unable to identify the low tire-pressure warning light, let alone check their tire pressure.
This symbol refers to the TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) and it is very important. It is a standard feature in vehicles manufactured after 2008. This image signals when the pressure in one or more of your tires is too low and needs to be addressed to prevent unsafe driving conditions.
Should this symbol light up, you should manually check your tires with a pressure gauge and add air until the pressure reaches the vehicle manufacturer’s specification or take your vehicle in for service.
A TPMS warning light IS NOT a substitute for regularly checking your tire pressure and keeping it at the recommended level. You should check your tires monthly or every time you fill-up your gas tank.