Having low tire pressure can be very dangerous. Whether you are a passenger in an automobile, a delivery driver, a construction worker, or any other type of driver who spends time on the street, being low tire pressure can create many hazards for your safety.
Low tire pressure also can create dangerous driving conditions for you and for other drivers on the road, because low tire pressure can cause your tires to slip out of alignment, which can create slippage and traction issues with your tires. Also, low tire pressure can result in unsafe passing speeds, because your tires will have less traction, which makes it much more difficult to drive your vehicle. Having low tire pressure may not solve the traction problems it can create while driving.
Your TPMS warning light, or the low tire pressure light is located on your vehicle dashboard to warn you when your tires are not working properly or that the tires are too low. The light flashes three times, typically depending on what condition the vehicle’s tires are in. If the light flashes one time, then your tires are good and you should not change them. If the light flashes two times, then you do need to change the tires. If the light flashes three times, then you definitely need to change your tires, because the condition that the vehicle is in constitutes a hazard and it is imperative that you change them immediately.
Where to find Low Tire Pressure Sensors?
Low tire wear sensors are located on the underside of your vehicles’ tires. There are two sensors, one to detect pressure, and one that senses temperature. The temperature sensor is located at the front, while the pressure sensor is at the rear of your vehicle. These two sensors, once they sense low tire wear, send a series of signals to the dashboard indicator light to let you know that your tires are now low.
You can check your automobile’s gauge to determine how low your tires are in terms of pressure and temperature. If your automobile does not have an air pressure gauge, you will need to use your engine’s mechanic tool to look for the air pressure. Start by looking for leaks around the steering wheel. If you find leaks, they could indicate your tires are too low. Check your engine’s low oil pressure gauge for recommended levels.
If neither of these checks reveal any leaks, then there are other methods of checking your tire pressures. One of the most popular ways to check is to use direct tpms, which are basically gauges that measure pressure directly from the pump. The advantage to this method is that the pressure is displayed in either metric or standard units. Some vehicles come with gauge stickers that have markings in both metric and standard units. If this is the case with your vehicle, then you can easily replace the gauge stickers with the direct gauge.
Other ways to check your tire pressure
Another option is to replace the pressure monitors with an electronic system that does not require manual resetting. These systems do not require batteries, and as a result are quite convenient. However, these systems do not always provide accurate readings, which means sometimes it may be necessary to reset the sensors. This can often be done with the vehicle’s service manual, or by contacting your manufacturer.
If you don’t think there is enough pressure in the tires, it’s a good idea to change the oil. Most engine oils have low levels of pressure that should be maintained at around one-third of the recommended levels. If you don’t do an oil change on time, your engine could suffer damage as a result. However, if you do your own oil change, you can ensure that your tires have sufficient pressure.
WHY ITS IMPORTANT TO CHECK ?
If neither of these solutions is successful, or if your vehicle already has a low tire pressure, it may be time to call a local auto mechanic to help you diagnose and repair your vehicle. Many auto mechanics can easily check your air pressure monitors and can perform maintenance on your engine.
However, you should only attempt to repair or replace parts of your vehicle by a licensed and certified mechanic. You have to make it a point to see if there is a warranty to cover the problem. If you do not have a guarantee, you may have to pay from your pocket.