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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?

All modern vehicles have a system that monitors tire pressure. The system has sensors that will alert you via a warning light when the tire pressure gets too low. What you might not know is that the indicator will show when the tire pressure has fallen by 25% below what the manufacturer recommends. This means you don't have to wait until the warning light shows before checking your tire pressure. What if you ignore the warning light? The warning light appears when the tire pressure is already below the safe levels. A tire with low pressure will flex more. This generates excess heat that will overheat the other components in the tire, causing them to break down. A faulty tire can cause a serious accident on the road. Low pressure in the tire also reduces the efficiency of your car, meaning you'll spend more on fuel. The tire will also experience excess friction, causing it to wear out faster. What you need to do when the warning light shows When the warning light shows that ... read more