How do you fix the service tire monitor system?

No matter how many times I check, empty, and refill the air in my tires, the service tire monitor system still thinks the tire pressure is low. Is there a way I can fix my tire monitor system?

Jack Walsh · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Constantly assuming your tire pressure is low must be stressful! Thankfully, there are easy ways to fix your service tire monitor system.
The easiest way to fix the service tire monitor system in your car is to reset the system. Occasionally, the sensors need some extra help, and you can reset the system using two different methods.
The first way to reset the system is by driving around at highway speeds for at least 10 minutes. The light should go away during your drive or the next time you start the vehicle.
If the above method doesn’t work, you should reset the TPMS light which can be done by:
  1. Turning the ignition to the on position without starting the engine.
  2. Locating the TPMS button and holding it down until the alert flashes or disappears.
  3. Driving around for a few minutes, turning off the car, and then restarting the engine.
If neither of the above methods works, you should visit a mechanic or dealership to have the service tire monitor system serviced by a professional.
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