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What Happens If I Ignore My Low Tire Pressure Warning Light?

What Happens If I Ignore My Low Tire Pressure Warning Light?

Vehicles produced after 2008 have inbuilt tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) that check the tire pressure via several sensors. There is a light on the dashboard that shows when tire pressure is low. However, the light only comes on if the tire pressure is 25% below the recommended pressure for safe driving. Therefore, you should not use the TPMS as a substitute for regular tire pressure checks. What Happens When You Ignore the Light? The correct tire pressure is vital for safe driving. So, if it is 25% below the recommended level, the car will have problems with handling and steering. Here is a look at some of the other repercussions: • Low pressure lowers the fuel efficiency of your vehicle, causing you to spend more than you would with the correct tire pressure • It increases the braking distance, heightening the risk of hitting objects and other road users in case of an emergency • It lowers the stability of the vehicle and may cause you to ... read more

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