Using the Tire Pressure Light


The tire pressure monitoring system can warn drivers of dangerously low or high tire inflation. The best response to the warning light is to check all four tires with an accurate tire pressure gauge. If the light flickers for about one minute at startup, this can be a sign of a malfunction in the monitor system.

Joplin-area drivers watch their tire pressure lights; they know the importance of a solid hold on the road. Tire pressure affects traction, steering, handling, and gas mileage. Improper tire pressure can cause tires to wear faster than they should and require replacement due to worn edges or a balding crown.

At Frank Fletcher Toyota, we watch for signs of excessive tire wear. Under-inflation causes edges to wear, and over-inflation can reduce the crown prematurely. If tires are low, then the warning light should come on. We check the system to make sure the monitor and sensors are in good working order.  
 
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