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3 Reasons TPMS Maintenance is for Pros Only

As per a study, the vehicles with underinflated tires are 3x times more likely to experience a collision or an accident. So just let the experts look after the TPMS services as it’s really important.

The TPMS – that stands for Tire Pressure Monitoring System – installed on your car is an incredible step the car manufacturers have taken to make thing more convenient for car owners. Did you know that the tires inflated at the incorrect PSI would lead to lower fuel efficiency? Therefore, a reliable method to ensure proper inflation is imperative to reduce car emissions.

Many cars with TPMS installed are safer for their drivers as well as passengers. According to 2011 study, TPMS is really effective at preventing underinflated tires in over 55% of cases. TPMS has been around for over a decade now. While there has been much advancement to manage them easily, the tire systems should still be left to experts when it’s time for service, repair and replacement.

Here’re a few persuasive reasons about why you should let a pro tackle the TPMS maintenance & service. So let’s dive in;

  1. Programming & Relearning

TPMS is the system of sensors in which, one is installed in each tire. These are programmed with work with your specific vehicle before being installed. Nowadays, the new TPMS have come in the market that can be used straight out of the box as they are pre-programmed for instant installation. Since the new systems haven't yet penetrated completely, a huge fraction of car owners are still using the old versions.

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Perhaps that's the reason why these TPMS systems must be programmed by the mechanic before installing. After the installation, the systems have to go through the relearn process to ensure that the systems and sensors are working properly. Even if you are using the multi-application sensors, they must also undergo the process of relearning.

 

  1. Relearning Might Get Failed

In case there are any communication issues between the car and sensors, the relearning process will not complete. The parking brake should be in order, and the brake pedal has to be depressed while turning the ignition on/off. Keep in mind! The TPMS won't work after reset as the key-fob remote is low on battery power.

The serial data bus might fail to relay information, and the Anti-lock braking system will get corrupted thus not sending signals from sensors to the computer since it's such a technical issue that you as a layman can't tackle. For that, you need the expert who has all the tools to diagnose the TPMS and figure out the actual problem and fix it.

  1. Tire Change & TPMS Sensors

You might be able to change a tire yourself but ignoring TPMS sensor isn't a wise choice. If you don't handle the sensors carefully while changing a tire, it could develop a slow leak. While buying a new tyres Lebanon and having it changed, get a TPMS-trained expert check out the sensor to make sure it's in good shape. Besides, the nuts on TPMS valve stem should be applied within a certain torque range.

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