Beginning in 2007 all cars in the US are equipped with a TPMS to report low tire pressure. This system is designed to save fuel and alert the driver in time to avoid expensive tire failure due to low air pressure. Low tire pressure or over inflation can cause premature and abnormal tire wear. Even if your tire does not visually appear low on air it is important to check tire pressure when the TPMS light is on.
Tire pressure should be set by referencing the sticker in the drivers’ door jam of your vehicle. This is the pressure your vehicle’s TPMS system will be calibrated for, not the pressure of the tire sidewall markings.
Individual sensors located in each wheel are powered by non-serviceable batteries and continuously report pressure. If you see a “Tire pressure system service required” message displaying, you may have one or more sensors requiring replacement.
We have the required equipment to activate and program these sensors. Call us today to keep rolling. We can communicate with and diagnose your Audi, BMW, MINI, Mercedes, Saab, Volvo & Volkswagen TPMS System.