Tire Pressure Warning Lights In Burlington, NJ
If your Honda is a 2007 or later, it is equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). The tire pressure monitoring system indicator light will appear on your dashboard if the air pressure in one or more of your vehicle's tires drops below a certain psi. This warning light is easily identifiable and looks like U-shaped flat tire with an exclamation point inside.
Should this warning light activate, fill your tires at any gas station or stop into our service department. Adding air to the low tires should reset the sensor and turn off the warning light. If the light does not turn off, the professional auto mechanics at our dealership near Hamilton, New Jersey, are happy to assist you.
Correct tire pressure is an essential component of your automotive safety. After all, tires are what connect your new Honda Accord to the road. Their care should not be overlooked. Under-inflated tires lead to loss of handling, garnished fuel economy, poor acceleration, and reduced stopping power. Under-inflated tires are also more like to cause a blowout than tires that are correctly maintained. While we recommend checking the tire pressure on your vehicle yourself, the tire pressure monitoring system is there to help you.
There are two common types of tire pressure monitoring systems: direct tire pressure monitoring systems and indirect tire pressure monitoring systems.
DIRECT TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEMS
Direct tire pressure monitoring systems rely on a sensor inside the tire's air chamber. Most car manufacturers install this sensor inside the valve stem of each tire.
Tire pressure monitoring systems activate when there is a sudden loss of air pressure following a puncture and when there is a gradual loss of air pressure over time. Since air is a gas that changes composition with temperature and tires are porous, air pressure will decrease over time under usual driving conditions.
When this happens, the sensors send a radio signal to the receivers, which then triggers the dashboard indicator light to illuminate
INDIRECT TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEMS
Some automotive manufacturers developed indirect tire pressure monitoring systems that work with the wheel speed sensors in the ABS. Indirect tire monitoring relies on these sensors to determine the size of the tire and its revolutions per mile. A tire with a small diameter will rotate faster than a larger tire. Since under-inflated tires have a smaller diameter than properly inflated tires, a change in circumference would change the number of revolutions the wheel makes every mile.
A benefit of direct tire pressure monitoring is that these systems can inform the driver which specific tire is losing pressure while indirect systems can generate false warnings. The sales associates and professional auto mechanics here at Davis Honda are here to answer your questions about the correct tire pressure for your vehicle.