How To Reset Tire Pressure Light

How to Reset Tire Pressure Light

How to Reset Tire Pressure Light

The main purpose of a tire pressure light is to let you know when your tire pressure is too low and needs correcting. This can cause an unsafe driving condition and it should be dealt with as soon as possible. If you've filled your tires and the tire pressure light is still on, then you might need to reset it.

How to Fix Low Tire Pressure

Before you try fixing the light, ensure that you've already fixed the tire pressure itself. Before adjusting the tire pressure, refer to the owner's manual or vehicle chassis to find the optimal tire pressure that your vehicle needs. You can adjust the tire pressure by going to your local gas station and filling up your tires with air. If you see a flashing tire pressure light, this may indicate another issue altogether, so it's best to leave it to the professionals.

Steps for Resetting your Tire Pressure Light

  • Reset the sensor for your tire pressure light by driving above 80 km/h for 10 minutes or (for those with older Acura cars with turn-key ignitions) turn the key to the "on" position, but don't start the car, then hold the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) reset button until the tire pressure light blinks three times.
  • Try inflating all tires to 3 PSI over the recommended amount, then completely deflate them, including the spare tire. Then, reinflate each tire to the recommended limit and see if the light is still on.
  • If those solutions don't work, try disconnecting the positive battery cable with a wrench, then turn the car on and press the horn for approximately three seconds. This should discharge any power still stored in the vehicle. After this, reconnect the battery and see if the light is still on.
  • Finally, if all else fails, visit our service centre. Our expert technicians can diagnose and fix the problem for you quickly and efficiently.

Low pressure in your tires can cause many problems including decreased fuel economy, longer stopping time, a reduction in tire tread life, decreased traction, and even tire failure. If you see the tire pressure light on your dash and have already gone through all the troubleshooting steps, contact us to book a service appointment.

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