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Calibrating Your Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Checking the air pressure in all four of your tires is a critical process relating to vehicle maintenance. If you don’t have the appropriate pressure in any of your tires, this can be an expensive and alarming issue. Not only will you pay more at the gas pump, but you could also be at a higher risk of blowing out a tire while driving. If you continuously take care of your tire pressure checks, you may come across the need to calibrate your tire pressure monitoring system. Your tire pressure monitoring system is used to monitor the amount of pressure in all four of your tires. You’ll receive a notification if the pressure is too high or too low.

How Often Should I Check My Tire Pressure?

It’s recommended that your tire pressure be checked once every month. While you can rely on your tire pressure monitoring system to alert you of any issues, we recommend that you check the pressure yourself as well. As temperatures fluctuate, you may see a change in your pressure that needs to be dealt with.

Tire Pressure Monitoring System Calibration

You’ll want to calibrate your TPMS if you’ve inflated, changed, or rotated your tires. The process is quite simple and includes:

  • Pressing the TPMS button that is located on your steering column will start the process.
  • Hold down the button until you see the indicator light blink twice.
  • You’ll need to drive your vehicle for thirty minutes to re-calibrate the system. Acceptable speeds are between 30 and 60 miles per hour.

Specific makes and models of vehicles from Showcase Honda provide you with different methods of calibration. Models with touchscreens allow you to choose ‘TPMS Calibration’ from the main screen. You can follow the instructions to re-calibrate. Once you’ve calibrated your system, you’ll be able to receive notifications again. You can contact Showcase Honda in Phoenix if you would like assistance with this calibration process, or we can take care of it for you.