How Does Your Toyota’s Tire Pressure Monitoring System Work?

December 23rd, 2014 by

toyota-tire-pressure-monitoringThe ideal tire pressure is important for maintaining your stability on the road. Having soft or overly-inflated tires can put you and the passengers in jeopardy. This is why many new cars, including Toyota models come with a tire pressure monitoring system.

How does the system work? Here’s everything that you need to know about it.

There’s a sensor monitoring the tire pressure. If the pressure becomes dangerously low in any of the tires, a warning will appear on the dashboard. An indicator that stays on means that the pressure in all of the tires will have to be examined.

The system could potentially be triggered by changes in tire pressure or switching tire sizes. Before resetting the monitoring system, you’ll have to make sure that the tire pressure is within the safe limits.

Keep in mind that the monitoring system will provide a warning solely in the case of critically low tire pressure, this doesn’t mean that the tires should not be inspected on a regular basis to guarantee maximum safety and optimal performance on the road.

If you want to learn more about the Toyota tire pressure monitoring system or the other efficient safety features that these vehicles come with, you can pay us a visit at Warrenton Toyota in Warrenton.

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