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Get To Know Your Tire Pressure Monitoring System Safety Device

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) requires all vehicles made after 2007 to come equipped with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) warning system. The TPMS light on your dash is a safety device that wirelessly monitors tire pressure through a sensor in your tires and the valve attached to it. If your TPMS light comes on, it’s telling you something— don’t ignore it!

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  • Your safety. Underinflated tires can cause catastrophic tire failure, leading to accidents.
  • Your tire performance. Underinflated tires can lose traction and responsiveness in all weather conditions.
  • Lower fuel economy.1 Underinflated tires make your vehicle work harder and use more fuel.
  • Increased tire wear. Underinflated tires can wear out your tires faster.


If your TPMS light blinks 3-5 times and then turns solid, your system is malfunctioning and requires some type of service. One or more of your TPMS sensors are not communicating with the system.

If your TPMS light illuminates and remains sold, you have a pressure issue inside your tires based on the manufacturer’s recommended tire pressure. You can find the recommended tire pressure on the tire placard sticker, located on the driver’s side door jamb or on the gas tank door.

When should you service your TPMS sensors and valves?

TPMS sensors are battery powered and last 7-10 years and/or 100,000 miles. The battery inside the sensor isn’t replaceable, so when you have one sensor replaced due to battery failure, it’s recommended you replace all four sensors.

A proper TPMS service requires a special tool and a reset of the sensor system in your vehicle, so make sure a professional mechanic, like your trusted technician at Firestone Complete Auto Care, performs this service. You can rest easy knowing Firestone Complete Auto Care only carries the highest standard TPMS sensors that work with nearly all of the vehicles on the road, so we have you covered.

Maintaining the TPMS tire valve is also very important in preventing air loss that could cause the solid light to come on. Your TPMS sensor comes equipped with a metal or rubber valve stem, and each valve has specific components that need to be replaced each time you have new tires installed or during a tire repair. Ask a teammate for more details.

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1Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Tire Fuel Efficiency Consumer Information Program


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How Much Does It Cost To Replace Tire Pressure Sensor?

It is rather impossible to overemphasize the importance of tires because without them, all engines and transmissions would be redundant. Keeping your tires in optimal condition requires you to always use functioning TPMS (Tire pressure monitoring sensors), so be sure to read this article to find out what they do and how much does it cost to replace them.

How Much Does It Cost To Replace Tire Pressure Sensor

It takes less than one hour to change all four TPMS modules if you take your car to a credible tire shop. This means that the costs of TPMS replacements include a minimal labor fee in addition to the componentry that tends to cost somewhere in the neighborhood of $30-$50.

Added up, it should cost you between $70-$150 per wheel. Granted, this also depends on the make and model year of your vehicle and the availability of parts. You may be able to replace a single sensor, but if the remaining three sensors are more than 10 years old, you should replace them all at once.

What Is A Tire Pressure Sensor?

A TPMS (Tire pressure sensor) is an intricate piece of engineering designed to constantly monitor the air pressure within the tire. Most tire pressure monitoring sensors are designed to detect when the tire air pressure falls below a certain threshold and then alert the driver via a dashboard warning light.

These sensors are placed inside the tire and are commonly being powered by a small battery. Back in 2000, the US government made the use of TPMS a legal requirement for all cars sold past the year 2000. This means that all cars nowadays come with tire pressure monitoring sensors as they are an essential aspect of on-road safety.

Why Do We Need Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensors?

Poorly inflated tires are unable to properly support a car’s weight, they increase your braking distances and make the car less maneuvrable, especially at high speeds. According to a prominent TPMS manufacturer Schrader, more than a quarter of a million accidents are being caused by under-inflated tires each year.

Back in the early 2000s, NHTSA stated that tire-inflation-related issues cause more than 10,000 injuries each year, so it’s rather obvious why we need functioning tire pressure monitoring sensors. These sensors tirelessly monitor the air pressure within the tire while also communicating with the car’s ECU through low-frequency radio waves.

Whenever the system deems the air pressure is way too low, you will be alerted which means that you will either adjust your driving style accordingly or completely pull over. These sensors also ensure that you always use the correct amount of fuel because under-inflated tires also use more fuel due to increased levels of tire rolling resistance.

Can I Drive Without A Tire Pressure Monitoring System?

Driving without a tire pressure monitoring system is certainly a risky thing to do, especially if you often drive at higher speeds. As these sensors tend to wear out, they need to be replaced in due time. However, most people out there use their cars for daily driving purposes and it’s not always easy to cancel everything and take your car in for a service.

If you are in a pinch, you can drive the car even without a tire pressure monitoring sensor. However, always keep a sentient eye on your tires and be sure to adjust your driving style accordingly. If you are positive that your tires are properly inflated, you may be able to drive the car and nothing should ever come of it.

Nonetheless, if you are not in a hurry and you can take your car in for a TPMS replacement, be sure to do so at your earliest convenience. While driving without a tire pressure monitoring sensor, be sure to read this article if you want to find out how you can tell if your tires are too low while behind the wheel.

How Long Should A Tire Pressure Sensor Last?

Most TPMS’s tend to last about 5-10 years, but given the fact that they are not the easiest nor the cheapest components to replace, most people tend to swap them whenever it’s necessary. This means that they tend to replace them only when the battery dies or when other TPMS components fail.

Is It Possible To Repair A Tire Pressure Sensor?

A TPMS fix is only possible if the reason why it failed in the first place can be resolved without needing to replace the whole unit. There were instances where owners complained about their brand-new tire pressure monitoring sensors failing only after a year or two of use.

A common reason why is if the sensor was damaged beforehand, it used a faulty battery, or because it came with a manufacturing defect. Sometimes a brand new battery can replenish your old sensor and give it a brand new life, but you should not use the same sensor for more than 10 years max.

Why Is My Tire Light On But Tires Are Full?

This can be caused by either a faulty sensor, a slow puncture, swift ambient temperature shifts, recent tire replacement, or because your wheel speed sensors are malfunctioning. These sensors are not designed to last a long time and the reality of it is that you are eventually going to experience some form of issues with them.

If your tire pressure monitoring sensor light stays on, but you are 100% positive that your tires are absolutely fine, the best thing you can do is to replace the sensor. Indeed, you can also repair it in some instances, but the price differences between repairing them and replacing them are marginal, so it’s always better to just get a brand new one.


Most tire shops out there are going to charge you anywhere between $70 to $150 for a TPMS replacement per single wheel. This is because the components such as batteries, sensors housings, and chips tend to cost somewhere around $30-50 while the labor costs can cost up to $100.

It also depends on which type of car you are driving, the type of TPMS, and the availability of parts. If your sensors are already more than 10 years old, it’s always better to replace them all rather than one by one, even if the remaining three are not showing any signs of old age.

How to tire change wheels with pressure sensors - Tuningberg

TPMS equipment is a useful option that is equipped with modern cars. TPMS monitors the tire pressure and signals the change in the parameter to the on-board computer.

If such equipment is installed on your car, this is not an obstacle to fast and high-quality tire fitting. But it is difficult to cope with this task on your own, since the use of specialized equipment is required. To the question of how to tire with pressure sensors, the answer is simple - visit Tuningberg LLC, where experienced craftsmen will perform the work in the shortest possible time. Our mechanics visually determine the presence of control equipment, but it is safer to warn about the gadget in advance, since the sensors are very fragile and prone to breakage.

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Control and measuring devices are made of two types: external and internal.

  • The outer ones are mounted on the tire inlets, this procedure can be done by yourself, but you will have to visit the tire shop, because the equipment is heavy and the suspension will be unbalanced. External devices can become easy prey for car thieves or be damaged by a foreign object.
  • Internal is a high-tech equipment mounted in a disk. It transmits the signal to the on-board computer via wireless communication.

When replacing wheels, increased accuracy is required, which will be provided by our masters.

Wheel beading features with pressure sensor

The installed pressure sensor is not a serious obstacle, but requires precautions when mounting or dismantling the rubber.

  • The machine foot starts on the opposite side of the sensor location.
  • When spinning the wheel, make sure that the tire does not press on the device.
  • Separation of the inner bead is done in the same way.
  • When tilting the outer bead, the mounting device is positioned at a distance of 15 - 20 cm after the sensor in the direction of travel.
  • With smooth pressure, the wheel is released from the tire. The transfer is being carried out with precautions.
  • Installation is carried out in the reverse order after high-quality soaping of the rubber.
  • Installation starts from 15 to 20 cm after the sensor.

During the process, it is unacceptable to apply external influence to the device. From the description it is clear that it is impossible to carry out work without having the skills and without the use of specialized equipment.

Nuances of operation of internal sensors

If your car is equipped with such equipment, be sure to contact a car service to reinstall seasonal tires. The question arises whether it is possible to install devices on both sets of wheels and replace them yourself. No, it causes difficulties.

  • Only original parts are required for vehicles, and their price is high, the on-board computer does not “see” the rest.
  • The system can "remember" only one set, the data of which is entered into the computer. The signal comes from a specific wheel, it is impossible to rearrange them yourself without damaging the connection with the computer.

After installing the wheels, the computer does not perceive the signal, and this is normal, since the cars standing nearby will transmit information that does not correspond to reality, therefore, recoding of the control equipment is required. This operation is carried out quickly:

  • the mechanic brings a signal-recording device to the sensor;
  • the encoder is connected to the on-board computer, the information is recorded.

After that, the circuit returns to normal and functions properly.

Why tire fitting is trusted by Tuningberg LLC

Our company employs qualified mechanics with extensive experience in tire fitting of wheels equipped with pressure sensors. They use modern high-tech equipment and follow the recommended work steps exactly. As a result, our customers are protected from marriage and breakdowns.

Independent work can lead to malfunctions of complex equipment, the elimination of which will require time and additional costs.

  • The company issues warranty certificates for all types of work performed and materials used. We are always ready to take responsibility for the result.
  • The working areas are equipped with high-tech equipment, and the staff is highly qualified, so we offer customers a wide range of services.
  • Convenient workshop location with parking spaces.
  • Optimized production reduces the cost of our services. We have transparent and open pricing, we do not impose unnecessary repairs.

Call and come. The employees of Tuningberg Ltd. are ready to cope with the most difficult problem. Our company is a reliable and responsible partner.

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Top 8 Best TPMS Sensors in 2021 Review | Professional opinion

Most modern cars have built-in TPMS sensors, but there are some that don't. If your vehicle does not have a built-in tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) sensor, you have nothing to worry about. It is still possible to buy a TPMS sensor to keep your car's tires from being compromised while driving. These are systems that are designed to detect low tire pressure in your vehicle and alert you immediately. Thus, they guarantee your safety on the roads.

Not only will you save your life, but you will also save on towing and repair costs. Finding a quality TPMS sensor can be a daunting task, especially if you are buying one for the first time. You need to make sure you choose one that is compatible with your vehicle's wheels and ECU. In this article, we have reviewed 8 of the best TPMS sensors available on the market. Here's a quick guide before continuing.

Best TPMS Sensors List in 2021

#8. Autel MX-Sensor TPMS

Manufacturer: Autel

We start this review with the Autel TPMS sensor, which comes in a set of four. It will work just as well as the OEM and it's possible at a minimal cost. In addition to the affordable price, it is very easy to use. It also promises to last a long time, which means you'll save on frequent repairs to your car.

Programming and setting up the device is another thing you will appreciate about this device. It is powered by a battery with a 5 year lifespan. You also need to have enough confidence to buy as the manufacturer offers a 2 year warranty. The price of this essential is relatively high, but you will definitely get value for money.

Sensor Features:
- This is a system that is very easy to install and program.
- Comes with a 2 year manufacturer's warranty.
– Rugged and durable construction with 5 years of battery life.
- This is an economical and easy to use system for cars.

No. 7. Launch RF TPMS, Original Equipment Replacement


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Manufacturer: Launch

This is a set of four sensors designed to monitor your vehicle's tires. The device comes pre-programmed, don't forget that its installation is very simple. The battery of this device is of good quality, it will last for 6 years. In addition to monitoring car tire inflation, the sensor also sends temperature information like factory sensors.

This is a device that works so well that it doesn't take long to install. It is also pre-programmed which means it will be ready to use right out of the box. The manufacturer provides a 2-year warranty on this product to cover any manufacturing defects. Again, there is a money back guarantee in case of dissatisfaction.

Sensor Features:
– Battery life 5 to 6 years.
- Easy installation and reset of iDrive.
- 80% customer satisfaction guarantee.
- TPMS comes with a 2 year warranty.

No. 6. Tire pressure monitoring sensor ORO-Tek

Manufacturer: ORO-Tek

This sensor works in the same way as the original equipment sensor. You will never have to worry about your limited budget as this one comes at a very affordable price. Another unique feature of this sensor is that it does not require programming. What you will need to do is use the OEM relearn procedure.

Its two-piece stem design makes maintenance easy. This is because it becomes very easy to replace the stem regardless of the electronics. Four sensors are required for best performance. Oro-Tek is a brand that offers unparalleled products and the educational resources you need to deliver a high level of customer satisfaction.

Sensor Features:
- Designed to match the original equipment sensor.
- This TPMS sensor does not require programming.
- 35 degree adjustable stem.
- Uses the OEM relearn option.

No. 5. Tire Pressure Monitoring System Sensor Schrader

Manufacturer: Schrader

On average, there are 59 million vehicles in Russia equipped with TPMS sensors. Approximately 19 million vehicles enter the market every year, increasing the demand for these sensors. You need to purchase a sensor that does not use dead batteries or electronics as these can compromise your safety. To this end, Schrader offers direct mount TPMS sensors.

This is a brand that has managed to integrate more than 200 million sensors into the world's automotive platforms since the launch of TPMS in 1997. You will appreciate the universal compatibility of this sensor as it is used in most car models. Since this is a sensor from a well-known brand at an affordable price, you have every reason to buy.

Sensor Features:
is the world leader in TPMS design and technology.
- Patented Schrader technology built into every OEM sensor.
- More than 200 million sensors are in operation worldwide.
- Offers a direct OEM sensor replacement.

No. 4. TPMS Sensor VDO 433.92 MHz

Manufacturer: VDO

If you are looking for a sensor that will not hinder your work while still providing maximum coverage, this is a very good choice. It is not only versatile, but also reliable for any trip. The gauge has a strong clamping rod that helps expand your vehicle's wheel armature. Since you are made by a famous German brand, you will have every reason to buy this system.

This sensor comes pre-programmed and designed to follow the re-learning procedures for all vehicles. You will also have a very easy time when it comes to installation. REDI-Sensor is going to replace many original sensors, including latching sensors. The best thing about this sensor is that it comes at a very affordable price despite its outstanding performance.

Sensor features:
- Includes all parts for easy installation.
- Robust swivel stem design with clamp.
- This sensor is approved by the original manufacturer.
- Sensor is pre-programmed to perform OE relearn procedures.

#3. VDO REDI-Sensor

Manufacturer: VDO

In fifth place, according to our research, is another sensor from a well-known brand. When buying, you must be sure of yourself, because this sensor has a great track record. It comes in a set of two and comes with installation instructions to ensure a hassle-free installation. You will also appreciate the fact that no programming is required for this sensor.

In addition to being made by renowned manufacturers, this sensor works flawlessly just like the original equipment. The price for it is relatively affordable so that everyone can afford it, regardless of their budget.

Sensor Features:
- Sensors are supplied as a set of two.
- No programming required.
- Works just like the original equipment.
- Comes with installation instructions to ensure easy installation.

#2. Tire pressure monitoring sensor Denso

Manufacturer: Denso

If you want to be sure that your safety on the road will not be compromised, this is the sensor you need. The advantage of this device is that it is ideal for most car models. It is powered by polymer batteries that have been proven to last for a very long time. You will love installing this device in your car.

You have nothing to worry about even if you are shopping on a very limited budget. This is because this device comes at a very affordable price to ensure it fits all budgets. The fact that it comes from well-known manufacturers gives you the confidence to buy.

Sensor Features:
- Clamp Mount Design.
- Powered by a lithium polymer battery.
- This is a great OEM replacement.
- Ideal for most car models.

#1. ACDelco - Tire Pressure Monitoring System Sensor

Manufacturer: ACDelco

Finally, we have the ACDelco TPMS sensor, which is battery operated. It will help you check your car's tire pressure and alert you when it's 25% below the recommended level. Using radio frequency, this sensor will flawlessly send pressure data to the on-board computer in the vehicle. The battery is good because it will last you up to 8 years.

However, you should know that this unit will work well for General Motors vehicles. Therefore, it is not recommended for some other manufacturers. However, this sensor works flawlessly and is easy to install as advertised. Thus, if you want to stay safe on the road with the right level of tire inflation, this is the one you should choose.

Sensor Features:
- Offers quality, reliability and durability.
- Increases vehicle safety.
- Batteries last up to ten years.
- Designed for flawless communication with the GM TPMS module.

TPMS sensor purchase guide which will work on a wide range of cars regardless of make or model.You will get some TPMS sensors that will not work on Japanese cars.To get good value for money, the sensor you choose should work on all car models.

- Ease of use: As with any tool you buy, it's good to pick one that is easy to use. You need to get a TPMS sensor that will serve you, not you. If you find yourself always consulting the Internet on how to use the sensor, you can be sure that this will give you difficulties.

- Reliability: It is always recommended to choose TPMS sensors from reputable brands. This ensures that you can get a timely response if you get stuck somewhere. You also need to check if the manufacturer has given a warranty for the tool you are going to purchase. This inspires confidence that the instrument is of good quality.


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