Mercedes-Benz tyre pressure warning light

Maintaining proper tyre pressure is key for a smooth and safe driving experience. Mercedes-Benz vehicles are equipped with a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) that keeps you informed on the status of your tyres.

After tyre replacements or adjustments, you might encounter a TPMS light on your dashboard. If you come across this light, do not worry, this just means the system needs to be reset to reflect the new correct pressures.

Follow the simple steps below to discover the process of resetting the TPMS light on your Mercedes-Benz, ensuring optimal performance and peace of mind while driving.


How to reset the tyre pressure on your Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz A-Class Digital Instrument Cluster

Seeing the tyre pressure light on your Mercedes-Benz dashboard can be a reminder to check and adjust your inflation levels. Fortunately, resetting the Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) is a straightforward process.

The following steps will guide you through recalibrating the system after addressing your tyre pressure needs. Keep in mind that every vehicle differs, so make sure to check your car's manual for more clarity.

1. Start the car and load up the menu

Make sure your car’s engine and electrics are switched on, but you are not in motion. Next, click the 'Menu' button located on the steering wheel or dashboard.

2. Access the TPMS Menu

Navigate through the digital instrument cluster until you find the tyre pressure TPMS option. Press the 'OK' button to select this.

3. Reset your tyre pressure and confirm

Once you have navigated correctly to the TPMS menu, select the 'reset' option and confirm your choice.

4. Drive to recalibrate

Finally, the TPMS needs to calibrate while your car is in motion, so take your car for a short drive above 20mph to reset accordingly.

5. Re-check your TPMS status

Next, return to the TPMS menu, which should display your current tyre pressures accurately and precisely. If any of the tyre pressures are incorrect, inflate or adjust accordingly. Recommended tyre pressures can be found in your car owner’s manual.

For the next few days, it is wise to monitor your tyre pressures again. This vigilance helps ensure everything remains stable and there are no underlying issues like slow punctures or malfunctioning sensors causing deflation. Remember, consistent tyre pressure checks are crucial for maintaining your Mercedes-Benz and maximising its performance.

Why is it important to maintain correct tyre pressure?

Maintaining the correct tyre pressure brings a range of all-round benefits, including:

  • Safety: Properly inflated tyres mean better traction on the road, which in turn brings improved handling and braking performance, thereby reducing the risk of accidents.
  • Tyre lifespan: Correcting your tyre pressure can future-proof your tyres from day-to-day wear and tear. Underinflated tyres can lead to uneven tyre wear, which can cost you more in replacements.
  • Greater efficiency: A correctly inflated tyre will also mean less fuel consumption. Under-inflated tyres mean greater rolling resistance and decreasing fuel efficiency.
  • Increased ride comfort: Proper tyre pressure increases your car’s overall handling and ride comfort.

Mercedes-Benz servicing, maintenance, and repairs

Ensuring proper tyre pressure after resetting your Mercedes-Benz TPMS light key for maximising your vehicle's performance. The correct tyre pressure contributes to a multitude of benefits, including enhanced fuel efficiency, extended tyre life, and superior handling for a safer and more enjoyable driving experience.

For all your Mercedes-Benz service requirements, from tyre replacements and routine maintenance to expert servicing and repairs, contact your nearest Stratstone Mercedes-Benz retailer. Our team of highly qualified service technicians possesses the most advanced tools and expertise to keep your car performing at its peak.