It’s been 10 years of mandatory TPMS, but there have been many changes, advancements and new challenges that remain.
To properly service vehicles when they enter your shop, be aware of the options that are available regarding service providers and tools, as well as the many styles of replacement sensors.
There are standard relearn procedures for TPMS systems but they can vary by make and manufacturer. To help, here’s a roundup of TPMS advice and procedures for domestic vehicles – specifically Chrysler, GM and Ford passenger vehicles.
Most TPMS sensors are held in using just a screw or a nut, but if not assembled or torqued properly, the results can be catastrophic. Carelessness can result in a broken sensor or even a customer being stranded with a flat tire.