Should a tire on your 97-2001 Corvette ever pick up a nail on a dark, stormy night, youll greatly appreciate the use of Extended Mobility Tires. Youll have much more flexibility in choosing where youll get that nail removed and the tire fixed.
With a typical tire, when the air is gone, the fun is over. To cue you that a tire has low air pressure, GM engineers put sensors on the wheels that constantly inform the computer of the air pressure inside the tire. If that pressure falls below a safe level, the computer will alert the driver to the situation through the Drivers Information Console (DIC).
Great technology, if it works right. For any number of reasons, the sensors communication with the computer can become corrupted, and that can lead to the wrong tire being represented in the DIC, or to a complete loss of communication between the computer and the sensors. On the surface, this seems to be an involved, lengthy process, to be tinkered with only by people with thick-rimmed glasses and pocket protectors. This is not the case. We at Corvette Fever , under the direction of Chris Petris of the Corvette Clinic, will show you just how simple it really is to teach your wheels a thing or two.