Tire Pressure Monitors Don’t Cry Wolf
Don’t you just love it when the the tire pressure warning light comes on? I hear customers say, ” When colder weather hits it seems “that light” is on most every morning”.
The tire pressure warning light is a blessing that is “cursed at!” I often hear from the customer, “I just ignore that light”
There is a simple fix that even the manufacture’s are now doing. In cold weather rise the tire pressure. I’m glad they’re doing this, because we’ve been for sometime.
So why does cold weather cause the tire pressure warning light to come on?
Temperature effects the pressure in the tire. As temperature drops tire pressure does too. The change is about 1psi to 10 degrees of change, give or take a little. So a tire that was at 70 degrees when the pressure was set will have lose in the area of 4 to 5 psi if the temp drops below freezing.
The fix is simple, as winter approaches add/rise the tire pressure by 3 to 4 psi above the manufacturer recommended pressure on the door decal. Even the owners manuals are stating that now..
Tire pressure monitors do work. An early warning saves you from a road side flat or worst yet a tire failure at highway speed!
Tame the wolf, learn to use the technology and you will be safer for it.
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