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When the TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) light comes on in your vehicle, it's essential to address it promptly. Here's what you should do:

  1. Check tire pressure: Stop your vehicle in a safe location and use a tire pressure gauge to check the air pressure in all four tires, including the spare if your vehicle has one. Refer to your vehicle's owner's manual or the placard located on the driver's side door jamb for the recommended tire pressure.

  2. Inflate tires: If any of the tires are underinflated, inflate them to the recommended pressure. You can usually find an air pump at gas stations or use a portable air compressor.

  3. Inspect for damage: While checking tire pressure, visually inspect the tires for any signs of damage, such as cuts, bulges, or punctures. Address any issues promptly, as damaged tires can affect your vehicle's safety and performance.

  4. Reset TPMS: After inflating the tires to the proper pressure, you may need to reset the TPMS system to turn off the warning light. Refer to your vehicle's owner's manual for instructions on how to reset the TPMS. This may involve pressing a reset button or following a specific procedure.

  5. Drive the vehicle: After resetting the TPMS, drive the vehicle for a short distance at a moderate speed to allow the system to recheck the tire pressures. If there are no issues, the TPMS light should turn off. If the light remains on, there may be an underlying issue with the TPMS system or the tires that requires further inspection by a qualified technician.

Remember, proper tire maintenance is essential for vehicle safety and performance. Regularly check your tire pressure and inspect your tires for damage to help prevent issues and ensure a smooth and safe driving experience.

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