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Tips for Turning Off the TPMS Light

TPMS is an important and helpful safety component of the vehicle, yet sometimes the light can give technicians frustration. The tires are all filled up to placard pressure and yet the light still appears on the customer’s dash? What do you do? This means there are other problems a shop has to address. Those could

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TPMS Relearns Using the Trigger System

Generally speaking, if a vehicle utilizes an OBD relearn, a relearn procedure is quite simple and easy to execute. Provided everything functions as it is intended, the tool really does most of the work for you. You simply walk around to each tire of the vehicle and activate each sensor with your TPMS tool. Every

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Rubber vs. Aluminum TPMS Valve Stems: Which Do You Choose?

Over the past several years, many vehicle manufacturers have started moving away from aluminum clamp-in valve stems and switching to rubber snap-in valve stems instead. We explain why and tips for servicing rubber snap-in valves, in this Tire Review Continental Tire Garage Studio video. Rubber snap-in TPMS valve stems offer some advantages over aluminum clamp-in

TPMS Service Basics: That’s Right, It Can Be That Simple

The Direct Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) might be one of the most straightforward systems to understand on today’s increasingly complicated vehicles. Explained simply: A battery-powered pressure sensor mounted to each wheel gauges tire air pressure and transmits via radio frequency (most commonly, 315 or 433 Mhz, depending on the vehicle) the pressure first to

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Dollars and Cents Behind TPMS Service

As a tire dealer, charging for any product or service – especially for TPMS service – can be a bit of a science. In this Tire Review Continental Tire Garage Studio video, we will discuss three things for you to consider when pricing out TPMS service. When charging for TPMS service, the first thing to

A Focus on TPMS

Tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) are part of your daily routine, and the Autel ITS600 can provide your technicians with the ability to correctly diagnose a repair and give them the opportunity to easily expand their scope of service. Not only does this TPMS-focused service tool easily show the issues, but it goes further to

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Replacing Rubber, Snap-In TPMS Valves During Tire Service

Over the past several years, many vehicle manufacturers have started moving away from aluminum clamp-in valve stems and switching to rubber snap-in valve stems instead. The main reason for this switch is that aluminum clamp-in stems are more susceptible to corrosion than their rubber counterparts; especially in certain climates and locations where the valve stem

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The Costly TPMS Mistake You Don’t Want to Make

Programmable TPMS sensors revolutionized TPMS. They are a huge benefit to shops looking to increase inventory turns and are a saving grace during these times of extreme part proliferation. However, a very common and costly mistake at the shop level is confusing “programming” a sensor with to “relearning” the vehicle. Programming does not equal relearning.

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TPMS Diagnostic Strategy and Checks

One of the diagnostic mantras preached by service experts today is “test before you touch.” You should always use a TPMS tool to activate and check the response signal from each tire pressure sensor in each wheel before you do anything else. This will tell you: Whether or not each sensor is capable of generating

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Charging for TPMS Service

Like any other product or service, charging for a TPMS service can be a bit of a science. You really want to consider three things: the product(s) you want to offer, the service(s) you want to provide, and depending on the answers to those two questions, your brand positioning in the market. Let’s dive into

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The TPMS and Tire-Life Connection

Tire pressure monitoring systems, although extremely important and a mandated safety requirement on new vehicles sold in the U.S., are still considered a discretionary part by most drivers. This means that TPMS systems are considered “optional” since the vehicle will still run without them fully functioning. Quite frankly, a vehicle will get you from point

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2021’s Top TPMS Stories

Take a look at some of our most read TPMS topics this year.