TPMS Sensor Guide
It’s always an awful feeling when you have to deal with a warning light on the dashboard of your Honda. When you see an orange “TPMS” dashboard warning light, the first thing you should do is remember not to panic! TPMS stands for tire pressure monitoring system and this feature is important to both the safety and performance of your Honda vehicle. Fortunately, the causes for this warning light to appear are usually simple to identify and correct. Our team at Germain Honda of Surprise has created this informative guide that explains TPMS in greater detail and provides suggestions for how to fix your problem. If you still need help, our team of Honda experts at Germain Honda of Surprise is standing by to give you and your vehicle the care and attention you deserve.
How Does the Honda TPMS System Work?
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What Should I Do When My TPMS Light Comes On?
Dealing with a TPMS warning light doesn’t have to be a frustrating experience! In fact, you can often deal with the issue yourself without any special equipment or tools. It’s still important to remember that this light should not be ignored as doing so can lead to improper/excessive tire wear, reduced fuel economy, and worst of all – create the potential for tire failure when driving.
To verify that your tires are inflated correctly and get rid of that annoying TPMS light, you can follow these simple steps.
Step 1: Locate a safe place to stop and add air to your tire.
Step 2: With an air pump, add air to your tire at the recommended PSI. The recommended tire pressure for your vehicle can be found inside the driver’s door jam on a label. It’s also listed in your owner’s manual.
Step 3: Honda vehicles equipped with the clever Tire Fill Assist feature will provide an audible alert when the correct tire pressure has been reached. For vehicles without this feature, use a tire pressure gauge to check and verify the tire pressure after filling.
It’s just as important to not overfill your tires. Driving on overinflated tires can be just as dangerous and harmful to your driving experience. Once you’re done filing your tires, the TPMS light should disappear within minutes of driving normally.
Honda TPMS Light Service in Surprise, AZ
If you continue to experience problems with your tire pressure monitoring system, bring your vehicle into Germain Honda of Surprise and let our team of factory-trained Honda technicians inspect your vehicle. In some cases, the TPMS sensors located at each wheel can experience failure and need to be replaced. Our team can also pinpoint and repair potential tire damage that’s causing your TPMS light issues. We’ll be able to identify the problem and get you back on the road quickly!