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TPMS sensors are a safety device that are designed to alert the driver when there is an under inflated tyre. They are installed internally on each tyre valve and measure the tyre pressure and report it to the vehicles instrument cluster or monitor. Some vehicles also use the data to report the temperature in the tyre as well. 

Tyre pressure monitor sensorsHow do TPMS Sensors Work?

Every sensor has a unique identification that it transmits to a receiver via wireless remote frequency at 433 MHz (euro standard). The receiver then transmits the data to the controller allowing the information to display to the driver.

They are powered by an internal battery, this battery cannot be replaced. The battery life is expected to last up to 5-7 years dependant on annual mileage. To save energy the sensor doesn’t transmit data unless it is rotating, which also prevents the spare tyre from being monitored.  With every transmission of data the sensor will also send a battery state signal, which  workshop tools can use to diagnose a low battery.

If the TPMS Fails Will This Illuminate a Warning Light?tyre monitor sensors

Yes, the TPMS warning light will typically illuminate to make the driver aware that there has been a failure in the sensor or to indicate that there has been pressure loss on one of the tyres and has become 25% under inflated.

TPMS sensors can fail due to impact, over tightening, not using the correct tyre valve core, electronic failure or battery discharge.

Some vehicles will self program a newly installed TPMS sensor, however some will require a relearn procedure as per handbook or a professional technician to programme it to your vehicle.

Do I Have to Have my TPMS Sensors Installed?

Yes, as part of the MOT in the UK your vehicle must have any original safety features activated and fully working. 

Effective from November 2014 all new cars sold in the UK will have TPMS fitted as standard.

aftermarket tpms sensorsCan You Replicate My Existing TPMS Sensors for my Seasonal Tyre Changes?

Yes, we will need the unique identifier from each sensor to enable us to clone your existing sensors. This will make the relearn procedure simpler, and ensure you have TPMS fitted all year round without the need to transfer them over with each seasonal change.