A tire monitor system is a device that can be installed on a vehicle. The purpose of this device is to alert the driver when there is an issue with one or more of their tires. Some systems will also alert the driver if there are any problems with the vehicle’s other systems, such as the air pressure in the tires or if one of the sensors fails on your chevy.
In this article, I am going to explain what a service tire monitor system means, the main causes, and how to reset it. Let’s jump to it
What is a Tire Monitor System on a Chevy Impala?
The Tire Monitor System (TMS) is a system that measures the tire pressure and temperature and displays the results to the driver.
The TMS consists of one or more sensors mounted on each wheel, a display in the instrument cluster, and an electronic control module (ECM).
The ECM receives signals from each sensor and determines if there is an issue with your tires. If there is an issue, it will illuminate a warning light on your dashboard.
In addition to illuminating a warning light, the ECM will display a message that indicates which tire has low pressure.
What Does “Service tire monitor system” Mean on a Chevy?
This message is fairly common and will appear on most Chevy vehicles including the Impala. If you have this message on your Chevy, it means that one or more of the sensors have failed. These sensors are located in each tire to monitor tire pressure and temperature.
What Causes “Service Tire Monitor System”
The main cause for this is bad tire pressure sensors that have stopped working. You should also check all of your tires for any damage or leaks in the sidewall. This is a common problem with Chevys, so you may need to replace one or more sensors.
Although this is mainly caused by faulty tire pressure sensors other things like a bad battery or a system malfunction can also cause this message.
How to Reset Service Tire Monitor System on a Chevy Impala?
To reset the fault code, I recommend that you do the following:
Get New TPS and have them replaced:
The first thing that you need to do is go to a chevy dealer or an auto parts store and get a new tire pressure sensor. You can also buy one online if you want to save some time. Once you have the new tire pressure sensor, remove the old one and replace it with the new one. This is fairly simple to do but if you don’t feel comfortable doing it, I recommend that you take your car to a shop and have them change it for you.
Reset the ECU
Once you have replaced the tire pressure sensor with a new one, start up your car and let it run for about 2 minutes. After 2 minutes, turn off the engine and wait for another 5 minutes before starting it again. Another way to reset the system is by disconnecting the battery for about 10 minutes and then reconnecting it. This will reset the ECU and clear any error codes that may be present.
Can you drive with Bad Tire Pressure Sensors?
Yes, you can. However, it is not recommended that you drive with bad tire pressure sensors. This is because they are designed to let you know when a tire is low on air pressure so that you can take action and fix the problem before it gets worse.
How Much Does it Cost to Replace Chevy Impala Tire Pressure Sensors?
According to yourmechanic.com the average cost to replace tire pressure sensors on your chevy impala is $98. This is an average price and will vary depending on your location and what parts you need to buy.
Tire pressure sensors are an important part of your vehicle. They help make sure you don’t drive on tires that are low on air pressure, which can cause a lot of damage to both your tires and your Chevy. If you don’t know how to replace the tire pressure sensors then I recommend that you take your Impala to the nearest chevy dealer or independent mechanic to ensure everything is properly installed.
Thomas is a retired Chevy Auto Technician, Father to two incredible daughters. He enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help you solve and find reliable information on Chevrolet vehicles.