While Subaru models are known for their long-term resilience, your tires are the only part of the Subaru sedan, hatchback, or SUV which actually touch the ground. Arguably, they are the most important aspect of the vehicle as and car could be in excellent working order but cannot even leave the driveway without a good set of tires. When you drive your new or used Subaru, you might notice a little light on your dashboard that looks like a semicircle, with a grooved bottom, and an exclamation point in the middle. If you do not know what this is, it is a symbol that one or all of your tires are running low on air. If this happens, after you fill them up at a gas station, we strongly recommend that you schedule a service appointment to have your new or pre-owned Subaru looked at by the expert mechanics at our service center here at Conley Subaru! Our service center is on-site with our dealership at 816 Cortez Road in Bradenton, FL, just a half hour outside of St. Petersburg.

What to Do Immediately

If you do not have time to schedule an appointment or you need to drive in between now and your scheduled appointment, here is what you can do when the Low Tire Pressure Warning Light flashes and you are out somewhere in Tampa or Orlando. We strongly recommend, as a temporary measure, that you pull over at the nearest gas station and check your tires, which can be completed using a couple methods. First, you will need to use the pressure monitoring stick in your glove compartment; it looks like a ballpoint pen, but without the writing tip and it has a globe-shaped ball on top. This device will tell you what your tire pressure in pounds per square inch (psi), which is the typical unit of measure for air pressure. Your owner's manual will tell you what the minimum/maximum psi your tires need to be inflated to, and this number should also be printed on the tires themselves. As you fill up the tires with air, the air hose at the gas station will have its own pressure gauge to tell you how many psi your tires are holding, so you know when it is safe to release the air hose. Before you fill your tires with air, be sure to check all four of your tires to ensure they are not pierced, punctured or completely flat as these may be signs that you need to stop driving immediately and seek emergency roadside assistance to prevent further damage to your wheels.

Come see us Today!

If your tires are deflated or lacking pressure, filling them up is a good idea to temporarily ensure the vehicle is drivable, as long as the Subaru tires are not pierced. However, when the Low Tire Pressure Warning light comes on in your new or pre-owned Subaru, we recommend you schedule an appointment and seek alternative transportation until our service center technicians can determine if you need a replacement, repair, or complete tire rotation. Our service center is here to help, so use our technicians as a resource and get your tires replaced right here at Conley Subaru, proudly serving Sarasota!

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