Tyre Talk: FAQ

Q. What should I do when the TPMS light comes on?
A.
  • Reduce speed as much as safely and reasonably possible; do not exceed 50 mph. The greater the speed, the less distance the tyre can travel.
  • Avoid abrupt or aggressive acceleration, braking, or cornering maneuvers as much as safely and reasonably possible. Pot holes and other road hazards should be avoided. Careful driving limits potential damage to the tyre, wheel, and vehicle.
  • Proceed to a safe and convenient location for tyre service as soon as possible. Take note of your odometer; your operation distance is limited. Do not exceed the 50 mph¹ in low pressure operation.
  • If an unusual vibration or vehicle handling difficulty arises, stop driving as soon as safely and reasonably possible. The tyre may be about to suddenly fail. Release the accelerator and gradually reduce speed. The tyre must be replaced before proceeding.
  • If towing a trailer, stop driving as soon as safely and reasonably possible. In this condition, it is potentially dangerous to operate a vehicle/trailer combination. If possible, disconnect the trailer and proceed as noted above. Do not continue to tow any trailer until proper tyre service or replacement has been performed.
  • Do not touch a tyre recently run-low or run-flat (it may be very hot). Allow the tyre to cool before handling.

  • ¹Driving distance after a puncture may vary depending on vehicle load, outside temperature, and when the Tyre Pressure Maintenance System (TPMS) is triggered. TODO: Read less