Most modern MINI cars have Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) among their suite of safety features. If this system alerts you of an issue, you shouldn’t ignore it and bring your vehicle to our MINI service center for an accurate diagnosis.
Your Tire Pressure Monitoring System Explained
The TPMS is a type of safety feature that alerts you when one or more of your tires incur a sudden and drastic drop in pressure. This may stem from a puncture or a number of other causes. It may also simply let you know that your tires are below the recommended psi. This unit works in conjunction with your vehicle’s ABS system to gauge the pressure of all four tires in real time.
It’s also important to note that while your TPMS is an invaluable system, it’s not a replacement for regularly checking your tires manually using a conventional tire pressure gauge. This ensures that your tires are always within the recommended psi, thus ensuring smooth handling, optimal fuel efficiency, and better traction.
When to Update Your TPMS
If you replace any or all of your tires at our MINI service center, your TPMS will need to be reset. The same goes if your tires are rotated. A technician will perform this task so you can rest assured the system is in order.
You can also reset your TPMS yourself, which you should do every time you add air to your tires. Refer to your owner’s manual to find out how to recalibrate the system. The process is simple and can be done in a few easy steps.
Come by Orlando MINI to get your tire serviced and have your TPMS recalibrated. We perform these services for all MINI vehicles, including new models like the MINI Clubman.