Cold Weather and TPMS

All new cars are required by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to have a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TMPS). These systems are shown to reduce the number of injuries and fatalities caused by car accidents. If your TMPS light comes on, you should not ignore it. However, the issue it is alerting you to may not be a major one.

In some cases, the light will come on because it was cold the night before. Cold weather can cause a drop of about one pound per square inch for every 10 degrees the temperature drops. As the car warms up, the air pressure may once again rise about the threshold for issuing the alert.

If you see your tire pressure light come on, be sure to take your car to Honda of Ames quickly. This may help resolve the problem and ensure a smooth ride as our auto service team inspects and repairs your vehicle.

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