Keep an Eye on Tire Pressure with the Toyota Tire Pressure Monitoring System

How Does the Toyota Tire Pressure Monitoring System Work?

Dashboard warning lights and indicators in your 2016 Toyota Tundra can be an invaluable resource when it comes to safety and basic car maintenance. A valuable asset for drivers who choose the Toyota brand is the innovative Tire Pressure Monitoring System. With this system at your disposal, you can keep a close eye on tire pressure to ensure you are safe and secure when you hit the road. As a standard element for many Toyota models, many car shoppers want to know — how does the Toyota Tire Pressure Monitoring System work? Take a closer look at the what, when and how below.

What is the Toyota Tire Pressure Monitoring System?

Overlooked and underappreciated, the Toyota Tire Pressure Monitoring System is in place to detect when your tires reach critical pressure levels. In many cases, this may indicate a leak, puncture or additional damage to your tires. Toyota models that are equipped with this system are programmed to detect when tire pressure slips below a critical point. You will be notified by a dashboard warning light and an alert on the multi-information display that will indicate which tire is low. You can prevent these dangerous situations with proper tire care and maintenance.

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How Does the Toyota Tire Pressure Monitoring System Work?

When this system is in place, the tires of your 2017 Toyota Camry are each fitted with a sensor that monitors pressure and temperature, transmitting the data to the Tire Pressure Monitoring System. Each tire possesses a unique ID code that will indicate which tire has reached critical levels. When this occurs, it is important that you check your tires for any punctures and refill low tires to the levels recommended in your owner’s manual. The system can be triggered when you rotate your tires, change tire pressure or switch tire sizes as well.
If you check your tires and the tire pressure is correct, it may be necessary to reset the system. To reset the system, turn the engine on and press and hold the reset button to the lower right of the steering wheel on the instrument panel. Hold the button down until the indicator light blinks three times, then wait several minutes to get an accurate reading of tire pressure and turn the vehicle off. If the system continues to alert you to low tire pressure, be sure to schedule a service appointment with the Downeast Toyota Service Department.

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Your tires are an important aspect of driving safety and when your tires do not have the proper air pressure, it can lead to more serious issues down the road. With the Toyota Tire Pressure Monitor System in place, you can easily monitor tire pressure and stay safe when you hit the road. With a better understanding of how the Toyota Tire Pressure Monitoring System works, you can rest assured that your Toyota Camry is in perfect working order. Should you need a new vehicle, take a look at the Downeast Toyota inventory to find a model equipped with the innovative safety system.

August 10, 2016
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