Your Volvo is designed to safely take you from point A to point B. As you navigate the roads, you should keep in mind that the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) is one part of your vehicle that ensures your safety. It is an intelligent system that continuously monitors the air pressure in your tires and alerts you when there's a deviation from the recommended levels.
When you notice the TPMS light illuminated on your Volvo dashboard, it's crucial not to ignore it. Here are some of the necessary steps to take when confronted with the TPMS light:
Step 1: Check Your Tires
The first step is to visually inspect your tires for any noticeable signs of damage, such as punctures, cuts, or bulges. If you notice anything abnormal of those sorts, you should inspect and repair the tire as soon as possible.
Step 2: Check Tire Pressure
Even if your tires appear visually sound, they might still have low air pressure. You can use a tire pressure gauge to check the pressure in each tire, including the spare. This should take little time. Plus, you can always refer to your Volvo's owner manual or the sticker inside the driver's door jamb for the recommended tire pressure values. If any of the tires have significantly low pressure, add air until they reach the proper levels.
Step 3: Reset the TPMS
After you have inspected and adjusted the tire pressure, it's time to reset the TPMS system. Typically, the light can reset itself after you have refilled your tires with air and driven a certain amount of miles. If you have to do it manually, refer to the owner's manual.
If you've checked your tires and adjusted the pressure, but the light remains illuminated, it's time to visit a professional auto repair shop. We can perform a comprehensive inspection, identify the cause of the warning light, and provide the appropriate solutions to get your Volvo back on track.
We welcome you to bring your Volvo to Central Import Automotive in Toronto today and let our Volvo experts resolve your TPMS concerns!