How to Reset Your Tire Pressure Light

August 13th, 2018 by

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How to Reset a Tire Pressure Light

Are you wondering how to reset a tire pressure light? If your tire pressure light remains on after you’ve inflated your tires, you may have to reset it manually. Your tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) is critical to the safety of your vehicle, and it’s important to make sure it’s activated. If you’re running into problems with your TPMS light on, take these steps, or bring your vehicle to the service center at Kingdom Kia near Springfield (you might be due for a tire rotation anyway). Our team will help you take care of your Kia TPMS light with ease!

How to Reset TPMS Sensor: 4 Ways

After you properly inflate your tires, the tire pressure light should go off on its own. If it remains on, there are a few actions you can take:

  • Drive at or above 50 mph for 10 minutes. This can cause your sensor to reset the next time you turn on the car.
  • With the vehicle off, turn the key to the “On” position, but don’t start the car. Hold the TPMS reset button until the tire pressure light blinks three times, then release it. Start the car and wait 20 minutes for the sensor to refresh. The tire pressure monitor reset button is usually located beneath the steering wheel. If you can’t find it, check the user’s manual.
  • Inflate all tires to 3 PSI over their recommended amount, then deflate them completely. Be sure to include the spare tire, as it may have a sensor as well. Once they’re all deflated, re-inflate to the recommended tire pressure.
  • With the vehicle off, disconnect the positive battery cable with a wrench. Turn the car on and honk the horn for about three seconds. This will discharge any power still stored in the vehicle. Then reconnect the battery.

What Does a Flashing Tire Pressure Light Mean?

Tire pressure sensors often use a battery, and a flashing or blinking tire pressure light can often be a sign that the battery needs replaced. It could also indicate a problem with one of the sensors. Either way, you’ll want to schedule service at Kingdom Kia near St. James for your TPMS reset and any necessary diagnosis. We can figure out the problem and get you back on the road safely with your proper Kia Sorento tire pressure.

Properly Inflate Your Tires

While knowing how to reset a TPMS sensor might be all your vehicle needs, that light often comes on for a reason: your tires need air. Whether you’re searching for your Kia Optima tire pressure, your Kia Sorento tire pressure, or just the PSI you need for a used car, there’s one place you should look: the door frame. If you look in the driver’s side door frame, you should find a small chart detailing important specs, including PSI.

For many vehicles, including the Kia Optima, tire pressure should be at or around 34 PSI for the main tires and 60 PSI for the spare. If you’ve filled your trunk up to the brim with bricks for your next landscaping project, you can fill those rear tires up more (up to 60 PSI), but you’ll want to let some pressure off once you’ve driven that load home.

Visit Kingdom Kia Today

Figuring out why your TPMS light won’t turn off can be tricky, and knowing how to reset a TPMS sensor can be even trickier; the easiest way to solve the problem is to visit Kingdom Kia. We have the equipment and experience to hunt down the issue quickly. Contact us with any questions you have about tire care, what an alternator doeshow to clean the inside of your windshield, or how to check your oil. You can also schedule service conveniently online when you’re done learning how to reset a tire pressure light. If you’re still wondering how to reset a TPMS, then don’t hesitate to give us a call at (888) 794-5464 today if your low tire pressure light won’t go off.

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