When it comes to keeping your vehicle safe, reliable, and comfortable, our Lexus service team here at Lexus of Valencia has you covered. Our job doesn’t just end with oil changes and tire rotations; we also want to share information and tips with you so you can care for your vehicle in between service appointments.

Today, we’re taking a look at how to understand your tire pressure monitoring system when you’re on the road.

Overview: Tire Pressure Monitoring System

All Lexus vehicles are equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system. It helps to keep you and your vehicle safe by notifying you when there has been a significant change in tire pressure in one or several tires.  

A pressure change of more than 25 percent will result in both a visual cue on the dashboard and an audible alert. Typically, dramatic changes in pressure are the result of acute or chronic damage to your tires and should be addressed right away.

Here are a few reasons why it’s important to schedule a tire inspection with our team if you receive a notification from your tire pressure monitoring system:  

  • Safety: Underinflated or damaged tires can be very dangerous to drive on, which is why the alert system is sensitive to any changes. Our team will check for damages and replace or fill your tires as needed.  
  • Enhanced driver control: When you service your tires regularly, you’ll have the control you need to maneuver tight corners and handle inclement driving conditions.
  • Vehicle protection: Driving on damaged or underinflated tires not only causes damage to the other tires, but it can affect your vehicle’s alignment as well. Getting service as soon as you get an alert can help you save money on repairs and replacements.  

For more information on tire care and to get the Lexus service your vehicle deserves, schedule an appointment at Lexus of Valencia today.