Why the Tire Pressure Light May be On

There are numerous sensors and indicators in your vehicle that are designed to keep you aware of its condition. The tire pressure light is one such system and knowing why it may light up can be invaluable in planning for your vehicle's future.

The majority of cars will use a direct alert system. In these, the tire pressure sensor is set in every tire, and the sensors are linked to the car's onboard computer system to measure air pressure directly. Some cars also use an indirect system, which monitors wheel rotation and relative speed to determine if there is a problem. The tire pressure light goes on when the tire pressure in your wheels needs to be inspected.

If you live in Edmonton, AB, it can be a good idea to visit your local West Side Acura and see if they can provide you with an inspection.

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