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A Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) is an electronic system installed within a vehicle to continuously monitor the air pressure of all four tires. The TPMS alerts the driver, typically through a warning light on the dashboard, when tire pressure falls below a preset limit. Since 2007, TPMS has been mandatory in new cars. Most vehicles feature a direct TPMS, which is designed with a pressure sensor on each tire, usually on the valve stem or band mounted. The sensors employed by direct systems operate by separate lithium batteries.
TPMS sensors have an average life expectancy of 8 to 10 years, after which they will require replacement. Also, TPMS batteries eventually die and need replacement. This means that TPMS service should be part of regularly scheduled maintenance.
TPMS sensors can be moved or re-used in a new set of tires. TPMS rebuild service rebuilds the valve portion of the sensor to make sure it is tightly sealed and properly installed. A bad seal or incorrect installation may lead to wear and corrosion of the sensor, decreasing its service life.
If you are in need of a TPMS rebuild or TPMS service, we can help. We have knowledge and experience in working with TPMS technology, and have the necessary equipment to service these systems. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
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