Resetting The TPMS Light: A How-To Guide

Resetting The TPMS Light: A How-To Guide

The tires on your new Cadillac vehicle are crucial for safe driving, and the TPMS indicator is there to remind you when to add some air to your tires or get them checked for possible replacement. When improperly inflated, your tires can contribute to poor acceleration, diminished handling, or slow stopping. Simply put, if the tires on your car are worn, balding, or low on air pressure, they will not do their job correctly.

That’s why your new Cadillac is equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system that does exactly what it sounds like: It monitors the air pressure in your car’s tires to ensure they stay properly inflated.

If the TPMS light has illuminated on your car’s dash, you might wonder what it’s for. It means that at least one of the tires on your vehicle is low on air pressure. We recommend that you pull to the nearest service station or our Cadillac service department and add air to the low tires. Once the air pressure returns to the set level, the tire pressure warning light should turn off on its own. If it doesn’t turn off, you may need to bring your vehicle to our Quantrell Cadillac dealership for a TPMS light reset.

It’s important that we check TPMS system functions on your vehicle and perform a TPMS light reset to ensure the chip is working correctly. Contact our Cadillac service center today.

Importance of Tire Maintenance

Maintaining the correct tire pressure on your vehicle is essential to your automotive safety, but it will also save you money. Do you remember pedaling a bicycle with low tires when you were a kid? Then you’d pump up the tires, and your bike would be so much easier to pedal? The same is true for your car.

When the tires on your car are low on air pressure, the engine in your new Cadillac vehicle has to work that much harder. This means it needs to use more gas, and you lose out on the efficient fuel economy your vehicle is capable of. This translates to more money spent at the gas pump.

By maintaining the correct air pressure in your car’s tires, you’ll ensure your car performs correctly while also maximizing the enjoyment you receive every day and making your dollars at the pump go further. Your tires will also last longer because they won’t wear down as quickly.

If you have any questions about how much air to add to your Cadillac car’s tires or how to perform a TPMS light reset, give our dealership a call. The professional auto mechanics in our Cadillac service department can replace your tires if needed or just help with a proper reset of the system.

What to Know About the Cadillac Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensor Reset

Before we go over the steps for resetting your Cadillac Tire Pressure Monitoring System, there are a few things to know. First, one of the reasons your tire pressure may be low is simply due to regular wear and tear. Other factors that may contribute to low tire pressure include extreme weather conditions, such as hot summers or cold winters, and rough driving conditions. These situations put a strain on your tires and can cause them to lose air more quickly. This is where your Cadillac vehicle’s TPMS sensors come in handy: They monitor and alert you of any changes in air pressure.

When it’s time to refill your tires with air, we encourage you to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the correct tire pressure for your vehicle. Your vehicle’s recommended tire pressure can vary depending on the type of vehicle and specific tire model. This information can often be found in the vehicle’s owner’s manual or on a sticker located on the driver’s side door jamb.

What to Know About the Cadillac Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensor Reset

Cadillac TPMS Reset Button: How to Reset the TPMS Warning Light

Cadillac TPMS Reset Button: How to Reset the TPMS Warning Light

If the Tire Pressure Monitor Sensors detect dangerously low levels of air, the warning light will remain illuminated on your vehicle after adding air to your tires. We recommend double-checking the air pressure with a tire pressure gauge.

If the tire pressure is correct and the light is still on, drive at 50 mph or above for 10 to 15 minutes. Then, pull over and turn off the car. When you turn the car back on, the TPMS warning light should reset itself. If this doesn’t work, here are a couple of things you can try to perform a TPMS light reset yourself:

  • Check your vehicle’s owner’s manual and locate the TPMS light reset switch. Once you find it, turn your key to the On position, but don’t start the car. Press and hold the TPMS reset button until the warning light flashes three times, then release the switch.
  • Check your spare tire. It may have a tire pressure warning sensor and be low on air. Adding air to the spare can also turn off the TPMS warning light.
  • Turn off the car. Disconnect the positive battery cable from the battery terminal. Turn the car to the On position, and hold the horn button for 3-5 seconds. This will drain any power stored in the vehicle. Now, reconnect the battery. Did the TPMS light go off?
  • Inflate the tires, including the spare, by 3 PSI over the required amount. Then, if you’re comfortable and handy with DIY projects, deflate all five tires completely. When you reinflate the tires to the recommended tire pressure, the Tire Pressure Monitoring System should function normally.
  • Call our Cadillac tire center. If you’re not familiar with deflating your tires or need assistance, or if you need any other aspect of the TPMS system inspected, schedule a service appointment with our technicians.

Does the TPMS light go away?

Yes. Once you have successfully reset the TPMS system, the light will turn off. However, it is important to note that if the issue with tire pressure persists, the light may come back on. This indicates that there is a more significant underlying issue with the tires or TPMS system that should be addressed. If you experience this, schedule an appointment with our service department as soon as possible.

What causes the TPMS light to stay on?

There are a few common reasons your TPMS light will stay on. One example is if the vehicle’s tires are not properly inflated. It is vital to regularly check and maintain proper tire pressure to avoid this issue. Another example would be if one of the sensors within the TPMS system malfunctions or becomes damaged; this can cause the light to stay illuminated. In this case, the TPMS sensor may need to be replaced so that the TPMS system can function correctly.

A Cadillac vehicle’s Tire Pressure Monitor Sensors help ensure safe and efficient driving. By understanding how to complete a TPMS reset and common causes for why the TPMS light stays on, drivers can better maintain their tires and keep their vehicles running smoothly. Remember to always address any issues with the TPMS system quickly to avoid potential tire damage and ensure a comfortable driving experience. When in doubt, our Quantrell Cadillac technicians are happy to diagnose and repair your TPMS as needed.

Tire Discounts and Service Coupons

Our tire center is here to assist with all your Cadillac car’s tire needs. From flat tire repair to regular tire rotations to wheel and tire alignment, our tire shop provides expert tire maintenance. We also stock a full inventory of new tires for sale, including touring tires, all-season tires, low-profile SUV tires, performance tires, winter tires, and more.

Before you schedule a tire rotation or TPMS light reset, be sure to browse our current coupons on auto repair and discounts on tire maintenance. We’re here to help you enjoy professional Cadillac auto repair at competitive prices. Ask about our service specials to see how we can help you save on your needed repairs, diagnoses, and routine care.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is TPMS?

TPMS stands for Tire Pressure Monitoring System and is a function of most vehicles that tells you when your tires need to be inflated. Typically, this system will alert you with a light or phrase on your dashboard. The system uses sensors located in the tires to calculate the pressure of the air to ensure they are safe to drive on. If you need assistance, call our service center.

Where is the TPMS reset button?

If you’re wondering how to find your tire pressure warning light reset button, we suggest checking the owner’s manual for your vehicle or calling our dealership and speaking with a representative in our service department. If you’re familiar with how to perform a TPMS light reset, the switch is generally located beneath the steering wheel. Simply press the button to reset the TPMS.

What does the TPMS warning light mean?

The Tire Pressure Monitoring System in your car is there to ensure there is correct air pressure in your tires. The tire pressure warning light looks like a horseshoe with an exclamation point in the middle. If this light has illuminated your vehicle’s dash, at least one tire is low on air. Add air to your tires or bring your vehicle into our service center to reset the system.

Is it safe to drive with the TPMS light on?

No, it is not safe to drive with a tire pressure warning light activated. Maintaining correct air pressure in your vehicle’s tires is essential to your automotive safety. If a tire is low on air, you should check the air pressure on every tire and add air as needed before continuing your journey. Driving on tires with low air pressure can cause sliding, impaired handling, and poor fuel economy.

Why is the TPMS light on, but my tires are fine?

If you’ve added air to the tires on your vehicle, but the tire pressure warning light is still on, you may need to perform a TPMS light reset. You can do so yourself or bring your car to our Cadillac service center. We also suggest checking the spare tire for correct air pressure because the spare can trigger a TPMS warning light on some vehicles.

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