Your tire pressure gauge is essential to the health and safety of your Chevy. Learn how to do a TPMS reset here – and when you need to!

Do you have a Chevy but have no idea how to reset your TPMS sensor?

In this situation, many people choose to take their vehicles into a certified Chevy repair center or tire shop, but others prefer to do it on their own.

Luckily, you can reset these sensors with no tools or machines. Your tire pressure gauge is essential to the health and safety of your Chevy. Learn how and when to do a TPMS reset here.

What is TPMS?

The TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) are sensors that relay vital information about the tires to the dash information display in your vehicle.

This type of information includes the pounds per square inch (PSI) of each tire. The information sticker typically found on the inside of your driver’s side door will tell you what the PSI level should be for each tire.

If the tire pressure is too low, the outside of your tire will wear quicker. If your tire pressure is too high, it can cause the inside of your tire to wear quicker, as well. Not only that, but it can also cause you to have a tire blowout.

Why Would You Need to Do a TPMS Reset?

The TPMS in your Chevy vehicle will give you vital information on the integrity and tire pressure of the tires, but what it can’t do is determine the position of the tire on the vehicle.

If you rotate your tires or put a tire on a different position on the vehicle—moving the front driver’s side tire to the rear, for example, the TPMS will read that the tire is still in the same spot.

When this happens, your sensor will give you inaccurate information. When it displays that the front tire is low, the rear tire will be the low one. This is why you would need to do a TPMS reset because your vehicle needs to relearn the new positions of the tire.

How to Reset TPMS

There are two ways to reset the sensors—let’s go over these methods.

Method 1 – Use a GM TPMS Relearn Tool

You can either buy a relearn tool that can cost as much as $150, or you can take it to shop or the auto dealership, and they can do it for you. If you have one follow these steps:

Step 1 – Turn the engine off and have the vehicle in the ON accessory position.

Step 2 – Go to your display, which should be under the speedometer, and toggle through your vehicle information until you see the tire pressure information.

In some vehicles, you may see the option RELEARN TIRE POSITION. Stop there.

Step 3 – Take your key fob and press the Unlock feature and the Lock feature simultaneously. Wait until the horn blows—when you hear the horn blow twice—this means the system is ready to reset sensors.

You will also see on the display “TIRE LEARN ACTIVE.” This will also let you know that the sensors are ready to pair.

Step 4 – Take your automatic headlights and turn them to the OFF position.

Step 5 – Step outside of your vehicle, and you will notice your left front light marker on. This is indicating that TPMS wants you to start with the left front tire to reset the sensor.

Step 6 – Take your GM TPMS relearn tool and point the device at the tire and press down the reset button on the tool. You should hear a horn beep. This will indicate that the tire sensor has been reset.

Step 7 – The marker light on the tire you just did should turn off, and the right front marker light should turn on now. This is indicating that this tire sensor should be reset now. Repeat steps 6 and 7 until all tires are reset.

Step 8 – When you are on the last tire, the horn should beep twice. This will indicate that the tire pressure sensor reset is complete.

Method 2 – Reset the TPMS With No Tool

This method is very similar to the first method with slight modifications—let’s go over them.

Step 1 – Turn the engine off and have the vehicle in the ON accessory position.

Step 2 – Go to your display, which should be under the speedometer and toggle through your vehicle information until you see the tire pressure information.

In some vehicles, you may see the option RELEARN TIRE POSITION. Stop there.

Step 3 – Take your key fob and press the Unlock feature and the Lock feature simultaneously. Wait until the horn blows—when you hear the horn blow—twice this means the system is ready to reset sensors.

You will also see on the display “TIRE LEARN ACTIVE.” This will also let you know that the sensors are ready to pair.

Step 4 – Take your automatic headlights and turn them to the OFF position.

Step 5 – Step outside of your vehicle, and you will notice your left front light marker on. This is indicating that TPMS wants you to start with the left front tire to reset the sensor.

Step 6 – Deflate your tire until you hear the horn beep. This will indicate that the tire sensor has been reset.

Step 7 – The marker light on the tire you just did should turn off, and the right front marker light should turn on now. This is indicating that this tire sensor should be reset now. Repeat steps 6 and 7 until all tires are reset.

Step 8 – When you are on the last tire, the horn should beep twice. This will indicate that the tire pressure sensor reset is complete.

The only thing you will need to do after you reset all the tires is to inflate your tires back to the PSI level your manufacturer suggests.

Mission Complete

Doing a TPMS reset is vital if your tires are in the wrong position. Not only will you have inaccurate information on the tires, but you may over-inflate.

If you’re not confident in your ability to reset the TPMS of your Chevy, feel free to call our service center at (402) 206-2119 for quick and headache-free service.

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