It's not an uncommon sight when you climb into your vehicle...the tire pressure warning light either blinking like mad or simply lit, trying to catch your attention.

Kal-Tire Manager Dallas Work knows the language of such a character, and so he can provide a bit of an interpretation when it comes to deciphering what exactly that light is trying to say.

"If the light comes on and flashes three or four times and then stays on, it means that you have a tire pressure monitoring fault, which means that there's an error in one of your sensors. It could be a dead battery, as obviously with the colder temperatures, batteries don't work as well. If it just comes on and stays on without blinking, it just means that you have a low tire."

Those rascally temperatures also play havoc with the round rubber things themselves.

"As soon as the temperatures drops 10 degrees celsius, on average that drops your tire pressure about 1 PSI. Once it drops between 2 and 3 PSI, it's going to set off your TPMS Sensors. Once those go off, you need to adjust your air pressure for the colder temperatures," Work explained.

He recommended seeking professional help with the adjustments, as some sensors can be quite fragile.

Kal-Tire has seen a busy time the last while, with folks rushing to get winter tires installed and prepared for the early snow season.

 

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