What Does This Light Mean?

January 20th, 2020 by

Why is your Low Tire Pressure light on all of the sudden? 

Here in Ohio, we can experience some pretty extreme weather. From the -20’s to hitting 60 degrees all in January, you never know what Mother Nature has in store. As temperatures decrease, we notice lakes freezing over, animals hibernating and our tire pressure dropping. Why? Cold weather has this effect on our vehicle’s tires. Dropping temperatures cause the air to become denser, hence causing lower tire pressure.


So, one chilly morning you find yourself heading to work. When you start your car, you notice the low tire pressure light turn on – which usually looks like a flattened tire with an exclamation point in the middle. You start to panic, “Is there a puncture in my tire?” you ask yourself. You keep on driving and for some reason the light goes away, so you forget about it. That’s where you went wrong! Those lights are pretty good indicators on when you need more air in your tires. Sometimes in the winter, they’ll turn on and back off. That doesn’t mean you should forget about them if they happen to go off! If you notice your tire pressure warning light appear, it is best to check the air pressure as soon as possible! As a general rule, you should check or have your tires checked at least monthly! The last thing you want to do is wait for it to be too late. 


Not sure how? Check out this video we made on How to Check Your Tire Pressure – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qql6DaVfOFk&t