Tire Pressure Warning Light

If the tire pressure warning light comes on, first check all the tire pressure including the spare. On most cars, the pressure specification is on the driver’s door jam or in the car manual. tire-low-pressure-lightNext, drive the car several miles. If the light goes out, all is well. If it stays on or flashes, there is a problem that must be diagnosed. If the light comes on after going out, it may be a tire leaking and require diagnosis. Every car 2008 or newer carry the tire pressure sensors in each wheel inside the rim similar to the unit shown on the right. Also some cars built prior to the 2008 model year have tire pressure monitoring systems.