Why is Your Tire Pressure Light On?

Do you think about your tire pressure every time you start up your car? Probably not, but your tire pressure monitoring system is doing that for you. It's keeping you safe, and saving you money in fuel costs at the same time. Here's what you need to know when the light goes on.

Aside from tire punctures, or other tire damage, your pressure sensors may be triggered by changes in outdoor temperatures. When the weather is cold, tire pressure drops about 1 pound per square inch for every 10 degrees. If this is the case, the sensor light will turn off once the tires have heated up. On the other hand, high summer temperatures cause over inflation, also triggering the tire pressure sensor light. If this occurs, you should have your tire pressure regulated accordingly.

In Bennington, stop by our service center here at Carbone Ford of Bennington to have our professionals check your tire pressure and keep your car running smoothly.

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