I just bought a BMW 5 series 10 months old. Last night (Xmas Eve ) I got
the puncture warning light in the centre display.The tyres are Goodyear
and I wondered if these can have the puncture repaired ? also do places like
Kwik Fit or National Tyres stock these type of tyres. As you know cars
with these tyres do not have a spare and I can not even tell which tyre is
punctured !. Anyway now have to wait until Wednesday to get it sorted good
do not have any long trips planned over the festive period.Progress ehh
Christmas to all members this interesting and informative group.
I've heard of this system giving false warnings.
If you check the pressure with a normal tyre guage you'll know which one
is the problem.
In the UK most places can repair them as long as it's not near the
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Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, John G.Burns B.Eng, Bonny Scotland
Many thanks for the replies. Just been to the local garage and the tyres
were over inflated ! I have set them as per my driving prefs and reset the
computer and all seems well. All the tyres were inflated so presume no
puncture but will get them checked over the next day or so.
If it is a false wanning, which it is quite likely to be, you need to
set this electronic self monitoring gauge properly. Make sure you have
inflated the tyres evenly and according to specs (cold tyre specs).
Then before you drive off (preferably in the morning), re-set the gauge
through the car computer. This gauge measures the change in the air
pressure relative to where you set it and if the person you bought it
from had mis-set it i.e., at too high a pressure, you will get a false
warning even if the tyre pressure is only relatively low. This can
happen just over time or if you were to hit a curb hard.
~It does NOT measure tyre pressures - it measure the effect of tyre
pressure change which results in change in rotational speed (the
principal that a bigger circumference rotates slower to cover the same
distance as a smaller one).
It measures sustained change in turn ratio between tyres through ABS
sensors by detecting rotational difference.
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