Toyota Certified At Capital Plaza
Toyota Certified At Capital Plaza

Tire Pressure Light

Types of TPMS Service

Why is Low Tire Pressure Bad?

Driving your Toyota vehicle on tires with low car tire pressure can create unsafe conditions in a hurry, particularly in Silver Spring bad weather. If your Toyota automobile tire pressure is too low and you continue to drive around Maryland, you could severely damage your Toyota vehicles tires, and you may eventually blow a tire. Driving with low tire pressure also impacts your gas mileage, car handling, and will reduce the life of your car tires.


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Direct Monitoring Systems
Direct tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) warn Washington D.C. drivers when the air pressure in any of their tires drops at least 25% below the recommended cold tire inflation pressure. Direct systems have a TPMS sensor in each wheel, generate pretty accurate warnings and cause the tire pressure light in the dashboard to come on if any one tire falls below a predetermined level due to rapid air loss.

Baltimore Indirect Monitoring Systems
Indirect tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) warns Washington D.C. drivers when a single tire has lost at least 25% of its tire pressure compared to other tires on the Toyota vehicles. It’s a little less accurate than the direct system for Maryland drivers, but its still useful. The reason its not as accurate is because it doesn’t specify which car tire pressure is low, and doesn’t warn the driver if all four tires are losing pressure at around the same rate (like during the fall and winter months when operating temperatures get colder). Additionally, indirect systems sometimes generate false warnings.

If the Toyota vehicle you’re driving starts to have low car tire pressure, you’ll be warned, thanks to the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) in your Toyota vehicle. The TPMS is often referred to as your tire pressure light. It comes on to warn the driver when a tire is significantly under-inflated and not close to the recommended tire pressure. The main purpose of these systems is to warn Baltimore drivers if their tires are losing tire pressure, leaving the tires under-inflated and dangerous.