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Tire Pressure Light On, but Tires Properly Inflated?

by Brian England on Mon, Dec 04, 2017

Recently a customer brought in their 2010 Lexus GX 460 because the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) light was on. The customer had checked each tire with a gauge and found that every tire was determined to be at the correct pressure. The BA auto mechanic who worked on this case was Jon. He checked all the tires with our tire pressure scan tool out and confirmed that in fact, all the sensors were transmitting a signal. This is important because if one of the tires isn't transmitting a signal, that would be a reason for the TPMS warning light to come on.

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Topics: TPMS, Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems, auto tire pressure, pressure guage

Can't Get Your Tire Pressure Indicator Light to Go Off?

by Brian England on Thu, Oct 29, 2015


THE SCENARIO:

You hop into the car, ready to head out and notice a new light shining brightly on your dashboard, the tire pressure indicator light.  Being conscientious and concerned about safety, you stop at the nearest gas station, ensure all your tires are filled to the right pressure and hop back into the car -- only to notice that that tire pressure light is still on.  You assume the pressure gauge was probably off, recheck the tires at another gas station, but the reading is the same.  Every tire appears to be filled to the right pressure.  

What could be the problem?

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Topics: tires, tire pressure monitoring system, auto tire pressure

Nitrogen in Car Tires -- Does it Really Make a Difference?

by Brian England on Thu, Apr 07, 2011

Our comfortable waiting room has become a place for some rather involved conversations. A recent topic was tires -- how often car owners should check the tire pressure and what pressure the tires should be inflated to.

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Topics: nitrogen and auto tires, inflating tires to the proper pressure, auto tire pressure

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