Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Services in Xenia, OH

Usually, TPMS alerts indicate one or more of your tires has lost air pressure. To resolve this, we at Pitt Stop Tire & Auto can run a check, refill your tires, and reset the TPMS so you can safely get back on the road.

Nevertheless, a TPMS alert sometimes means one or more of the TPMS battery sensors have died. In this situation, you might need to replace your TPMS sensor. We at Pitt Stop Tire & Auto can perform these replacement services at competitive prices.

Is your Tire Pressure Monitoring System light on? At Pitt Stop Tire & Auto, we can help diagnose and fix any situation involving TPMS alerts. We help you identify your TPMS issue at no extra charge. We can then help to provide solutions to the problem. We help you choose the best option for your budget.

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“What Should I Do If MY TPMS Indicator Comes On?”

We at Pitt Stop recommend checking the air pressure in your tires and inflating any low tires (check your car’s manual for specifications). When the tire is at the appropriate pressure, the indicator light should go off. If necessary, replace the tire with your spare tire and visit your local Pitt Stop Tire & Auto for repairs or replacement. We’ll check your vehicle’s tire pressure and perform a systems test on your tire sensors to diagnose the problem. Once our technicians address your vehicle’s tire needs, they’ll suggest proper maintenance to get you back on the road safely.

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3 Causes of Tire Pressure Sensor Fault

Diminished Sensor Battery Charge

The TPMS sensor operates on a battery, which can lose its charge if the sensor is not used for an extended period. If the battery voltage drops below the required level, the TPMS sensor will not function correctly. This can lead to inaccurate readings or the TPMS warning light coming on.

Damaged Sensor Assembly

In certain cases, a tire’s TPMS Sensor can become damaged. This often results from tire-to-curb impact or incorrect tire mounting/dismounting procedures. More often than not, replacement of the affected sensor will be required.

Loss of Tire Pressure

While most vehicles now differentiate between a “Low Tire Warning” and a “Tire Pressure Sensor Fault,” some earlier vehicles did not. For this reason, a TPMS Fault might indicate little more than low tire pressure.

How to Repair a Bad TPMS Sensor

When it comes to fixing a poor TPMS, there are some steps that you can take before resorting to a replacement. However, it’s important to note that replacing the sensor is often the best solution, significantly if the TPMS has been damaged or malfunctioning for an extended period. One of the first things you can do is check the battery voltage of the sensor. If the battery is low, replacing it may solve the problem. You can also try reprogramming the sensor or resetting the system, which can sometimes resolve issues with inaccurate readings or warning lights. However, if the sensor is physically damaged or corrupted, it will likely need to be replaced. Whatever the case, it’s essential to diagnose the issue and perform any necessary repairs or replacements to ensure your TPMS is functioning correctly.
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Tire Pressure Questions & Answers

Why is my tire pressure low in cold weather?

Tire pressure can decrease about 1 PSI (pounds per square inch) for every 10 degrees the temperature drops. It’s not due to air escaping but the air inside the tire condensing. Once it does that, it takes up less space inside the tire. When a tire drops below the recommended fill pressure, the TPMS light comes on. Thankfully, that pressure change is usually temporary. Driving will often heat the tire and the air inside, increasing the tire’s pressure.

What are the types of TPMS?

There are two types of TPMS – direct and indirect. Direct sensors are mounted within the wheel and contain a sensor and transmitter that warn when the pressure in any single wheel drops more than 25 percent from a pre-set amount. When a tire is removed from the rim, there is no pressure, which means the TPMS has to be reset when a new or different tire is installed. Indirect TPMS uses sensors related to the ABS, which measure the relative speed of the four individual wheels. Using this data, they can determine if one wheel is turning more rapidly than the others, as would be the case if pressure – and thus the rolling radius of the tire – dropped. The indirect systems are not as accurate and are thus set to trigger a warning if pressure drops more than 30 percent.

What is the difference between a steady TPMS light and one that flashes?

A steady TPMS light indicates that one or more of the tires is below the recommended air pressure value. When the air pressure is adjusted to the placard value posted on the driver’s door jamb, the light should no longer display.

A flashing TPMS light—flashes for about 30 to 90 seconds and then lights solid—upon starting the vehicle that, indicates that there is something wrong with the vehicle’s tire pressure monitoring system. The components of direct systems include the module, sensors, and one or more antennas.

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