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A flat tire caught you off-guard? Never have this problem again with a properly working TPMS sensor. What it does is it determines whether your tires are still within just the right air pressure. Once its goes below 25% your car's allowable cold tire inflation, then it will send a warning to your car's computer. This signal will then manifest itself in your car's tire pressure meter or indicator. Since tire pressure is a crucial element in assuring that your ride is in its optimum performance, you must make sure that you get a good TPMS sensor. This is so that you can be at peace that it will give you accurate reading every single time. Once the one installed in your car stops working properly, better have it checked. If it is defective, better have it repaired. Don't have time or the budget to do so? Then by all means, do it yourself. There are many resources out there that can guide you in making that necessary repair. For a TPMS sensor that is built to last, buy from Auto Parts Warehouse. It carries a wide range of car parts and accessories that are sure to satisfy your needs. Get one now!
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With today's cars, old gadgets such as tire gauges are becoming obsolete thanks to modern technology. Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems or TPMS for short, are one of the latest advancements in the automotive industry that allow you to monitor your tire's pressure in real time, without the need to use conventional pressure gauges. Maintaining your car's TPMS is quite easy, and most of the time, the only part that you'll need to replace during maintenance would be the TPMS sensor. Go through our handy guide and learn what you'll need to look for in an aftermarket TPMS sensor.
How it Works
There are two types of pressure monitoring systems: direct and indirect.
A direct TPMS can measure the actual pressure from within the tires, using a pressure sensor with a built-in transmitter. The vehicle's dashboard would then have a receiver that monitors the tire's pressure in real time.
On the other hand, an indirect TPMS monitors tire pressure in conjunction with the vehicle's antilock braking system's wheel speed sensors. The system's computer compares the rotation of the tires to one another, and will alert the driver if one is rotating at a different speed. Since it is an indirect system, it may provide false alerts and is considered to be less precise compared to a direct TPMS.
Both systems perform in real time and information is usually placed on the vehicle's dashboard. Once you begin to notice that your sensors aren't working properly, then you'll need to replace them ASAP. To rule out any other malfunctioning components, you'll have to use a scan tool to properly diagnose your vehicle and determine if the TPMS sensor is at fault.
Getting the Right Sensor for your TPMS
TPMS sensors come in a wide variety of types and models, so it's important that you choose a replacement that is compatible with your car's TPMS. Never swap an indirect sensor for a direct one, or vice-versa, since they are made for two entirely different systems. We strongly advise you to check your car's manual and see what kind of TPMS you have installed. You may also check the brand of your vehicle's TPMS and get a suitable replacement sensor directly from the brand's catalog of parts.
You don't have to spend a lot on TPMS sensors, unless you have an advanced system that uses a high-end one. Standard sensors can go as low as $50 but can go up to as high as $200, depending on the component's features and manufacturer. You can't go wrong by getting a brand name sensor, especially if it's made by the same company who designed your TPMS in the first place.
How to Replace a TPMS Sensor
Your car's TPMS may sound like a very complicated device, but it's quite easy to maintain it since most of the time, all you'll only need to replace its TPMS Sensor. These particular sensors need to be carefully removed and reinstalled whenever you're replacing your tires. It may seem difficult at first, but you'll get the hand of it after a couple of tries.
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Tool that you'll need
- Racket and socket set
- Valve core remover
- Tire machine
Step 1: Begin by properly removing the tire that you'll be working on from your car. Make sure that you do this safely and that you keep your secure your vehicle on some jack stands.
Step 2: Next, remove the valve cover of your tire's TPMS sensor using a valve core remover tool. Let the tire deflate completely.
Step 3: Take out the TPMS sensor grommet using a ratchet and socket, make sure that you keep aside the washers from the grommet or use new ones later on.
Step 4: You'll then need to pole out the valve of the TPM sensor into the rim of the tire. This should fall into the bottom of the tire, so you'll need a tire machine to open it up.
Step 5: Break the bead of the tire properly using a tire machine and remove it from the rim. If you don't have access to one, then you might need a mechanic or tire repair shop to take it out for you instead.
Step 6: Once you've removed the tire from the rim, you'll be able to find the TPMS sensor inside and dispose of it properly.
Step 7: Place the tire back on the rim so you could fit in a new TPMS sensor. Simply push the sensor into place and tighten the grommet according to specification.
Step 8: Finally, all you'll need to do is inflate your tire, check for leaks, place it back on your vehicle and you're good to go.