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Monthly Archives: April 2016

27 
Apr

General Information about TPMS

What is TPMS?

TPMS abbreviation stand for: Tyre Pressure Monitoring System and is a built in monitoring system for the tyre pressure in road use vehicles.

What is the aim of TPMS?

The aim of tyre pressure monitoring systems is to increase the safety and reduce the amount of accidents due to incorrect tyre pressure. The incorrect tyre pressure increase the braking distance, the cornering performance and tyre life.

it will also prevent increased fuel consumption, reducing the CO² emissions by reducing the rolling resistance.

What are the advantages?

Tyre pressure problems will be shown immediately to the driver, problems can be solved at an early stage.

Although we still advise that you manually check your tyre pressures before long journeys and once a month.

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What capabilities must the TPMS have?

Already in the vehicle manufacture a direct or indirect TPMS must be integrated, a subsequent equipping is considered as not conforming.

Characteristics of the TPMS according to EU law:

  • Warning in the event of pressure loss in an individual tyre (within 10 minutes):
    20% lower than operating pressure at 1.5 bar
  • Warning in the event of pressure loss in all four tyres (sudden and creeping loss):
    20% lower than operating pressure at 1.5 bar
  • Determination of pressure loss at speeds of 40 km/h to the maximum driving performance of the vehicle
  • Data transfer on 434 MHz

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Published Date: 27th April 2016
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26 
Apr

Relearn Procedure

Are you unsure how your TPMS relearns into your vehicle?

Tyre pressure monitoring sensors relearn differently into different cars.

For example a Chrysler will auto relearn a new sensor ID after a short drive usually between 10 – 15 minutes above 15MPH.

While other cars require OBD diagnostics to program a new sensor into the vehicle, this requires a specialist tool.

Relearn procedure

We use the Autel TS601 with this tool you can write ID’s into the ECU, read ID numbers and run TPMS diagnostics.

 

Do you require help identifying the relearn procedure for your vehicle?

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we are more than happy to help indentify which procedure you will need to follow.

 

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Published Date: 26th April 2016
Category: Fitting, Re-Learn Procedures, TPMS, Trade, Tyres


 

21 
Apr

Land Rover TPMS specialists

Land Rover TPMS Specialists

When your Land Rover TPMS displays an error the first thing to do is stop and diagnose the fault.

If the diagnosis is that the sensor is faulty or that the valve stem requires replacement – we can help!

Land Rover TPMS Relearn Procedure

The original equipment for Land Rover is Schrader – and these can be replaced easily without any expensive diagnostic programming by the dealer. As almost all Land Rover models can be reset and relearned via the dash controls (check your manual for specific instructions).

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How do I select the right TPMS for my Land Rover?

On our homepage we have a vehicle selector to shortlist your correct model or you can use the registration number search.

We have a range Preprogrammed or Universal Sensors that can be programmed to suit.

 

Who can fit my Land Rover TPMS Sensors?

Any good tyre specialist can install the sensors onto the wheel.

Outer nut Torque: 4Nm

Inner Screw Torque: 2-2.2Nm

The wheel will require balancing once fitting has been completed.

Then following the relearn procedure in your owner’s manual the sensors will pair to the vehicle.

Can I replace just the Valve Stem?

Yes! We stock the most single valve stems so routine maintenance and repairs can be carried out.

Can I replace the battery?

Please note batteries are non replaceable – bear this in mind when replacing a stem on an aged sensor.  The battery life on an OEM sensor is expected to last 5-7 years however we are witnessing 8-10 years on some lower mileage vehicles!

Why buy from the TPMS Warehouse?

We are a UK based company with almost 10 years experience in Direct TPMS. We offer FREE Delivery as standard to all UK Mainland customers, with guaranteed delivery available at a low cost.

You can buy with confidence with comprehensive pre and aftersales support from knowledgeable staff.

We pride ourselves on service, availability and price!

 

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Published Date: 21st April 2016
Category: Cloning, Fitting, Land Rover TPMS, Re-Learn Procedures, Safety, TPMS, Trade, Tyres


 

20 
Apr

Valve Corrosion

Valve Corrosion

The main reason for corrosion in the valve when the metal is broken down or destroyed through chemical reactions.

The corrosion we are familiar with is that which affects steel, the presence of oxygen in the air, with a bit of added moisture, is enough for something that is made out of steel to begin the corrosion process, most of the time this is accelerated by other enviromental factors.

Some parts of Britain are more prone by corrosion due to location. This maybe because you live closer to the ocean or by the treatment which the roads are treated by.

For the TPMS sensors, a harsh enviroment is not a requirement for Valves to start corroding, the most common type of corrosion in TPMS is galvanic. Galvanic corrosion does not depend on your location, enviromental factors it will take hold of the stem at some point.

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You can not run from galvanic corrosion

 

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have you ever been around someone that you just can not find anything in common with? Someone who wears you down? someone who is all take and no give? well thats sort of how galvanic corrosion works.

First, for galvanic corrosion you need:

  1. Dissimilar metals
  2. they must be in contact with each other
  3. There must be an electrolyte

When dissimilar metals come into contact with eachother they form a “galvanic couple” one of the metals acts as a anode and the other acts as a cathode. Just like they say, “in every relationship there’s give and take,” in the galvanic couple the anode is the one who is giving and the cathode is the one taking.

 

For TPMS sensors, the aluminum valve stem acts as the anode and the brass valve core as the cathode. the electrolyte comes in the form of mosture. How galvanic corrosion works in the aluminum in the valve stem will dissolve into the electrolyte (Mositure) and deposit itself onto the brass valve core. while the corrosion process is underway the valve stem is losing its thickness and strength. Finally the stem will fail, usually resulting in snapping where the valve was in the most contact with the stem. the introduction of an additional cathode in the form of a steel valve cap causing the damage to the valve stem on the externally treaded portion as well as the inside section.

 

Even thougb that is what happens a lot of the time, it wasn’t designed that way. the TPMS sensors what come direct from the factory has a brass valve core which is nickel coated, this acts as a insulator/barrier between the two dissimilar metals, the sensors also come with a valve cap fitted with a rubber seal to keep out moisture.

Therfore if the TPMS is properly insulated, installed with the proper torque settings and the correct valve cap, there should be a very low chance of corrosion.

 

What’s the mix up?

The problems start when we mix and match valve cores and caps. That’s a big no-no.

Installing the wrong valve core is by far the most common mistake, but you should also pay attention to the valve cap and always install a mickel plated valve core.

 

5 steps to follow:

want to ensure the least chance of future issues, avoid galvanic corrosion? follow the manufacturers recommendations and service a TPMS sensor assembly the right way.

Here’s what you’ll need to do:

  1. Replace the retaining nut and seal.
  2. Replace te valve core with a new nickel-plated one.
  3. Properly torque the retaining nut and valve core to the manufacturers specs. A valve core’s nickel coating can chip in the most vital area, exposing raw brass to the aluminum valve stem when over torqued.
  4. Properly inflate the tyre with dry shop air or nitrogen.
  5. Install a new and proper valve cap with a seal to keep out the moisture.

 

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Published Date: 20th April 2016
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19 
Apr

Drivers putting lives at risk and wasting £246 million on fuel due to incorrect pressure

Drivers putting lives at risk and wasting £246 million on fuel due to incorrect pressure

British Drivers are wasting £246 million a year on fuel and putting the lives of millions at risk by driving with dangerously incorrect pressure, according to Michelin.

Incorrect pressure

After analysing data collected from more than 23,000 cars driven on British roads during the past 8 years, Michellin revealed the following statistics:

  • 62% of cars on the road are running on incorrect tyre pressure
  • 37% of them are so underinflated they are being classed as ‘Dangerous’ or ‘Very Dangerous’
  • 5% of British motorists are driving on punctured tyres.

Jamie McWhir, car, van and 4×4 technical manager for Michelin tyres in the UK, commented: “The proportion of cars with dangerously under-inflated tyres has pretty much stayed the same over the eight years we have been running our Fill Up With Air events.

Michelin classifies tyres that are between 7psi and 14psi below the manufacturer’s recommendation as “dangerously underinflated”, while 14psi or more under-inflation is deemed to be “very dangerous.”

 

running a vehicle with under-inflated tyres by 7psi decreases your fuel effiency by about one mile per gallon. if the average fuel consumption is 45 MPG (miles per gallon) on the recommended tyre pressure, and the average driver does 7,900 miles per year, motorists whose tyres are under inflated are using on average 18.2 litres a fuel more.

 

At an average fuel cost across diesel and unleaded of £1.18 per litre, this means 11.84 million of the British car owners are wasting in excess of £254 million per year.

 

Under inflated tyres don’t give you as much road holding ability, braking, steering and the resistance against aquaplaning.

Michelin recommends checking tyre pressures including the spare at least every month and before every long journey.

 

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Published Date: 19th April 2016
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15 
Apr

Indirect or Direct TPMS

How do i know which type of system i have? (Direct/Indirect)

did you know there are two different types of tyre pressure monitoring systems the indirect or direct?

Direct:

The direct system is where you have tyre pressure sensors fitted inside of the wheel, this is the more accurate type of system.

 

Direct TPMS

 

To check if you have Direct sensors you can either take them to a local tyre fitter and ask them or alternatively call your local main dealer they will be able to tell you which type of system you have fitted.

 

Indirect:

Additionally, in order for indirect TPMS to work effectively, all four tires must be inflated to the correct recommended pressure and be under optimum conditions. This seems like a defeating proposition for consumers, because the very reason they see the value in TPMS is to help them maintain the tire pressure to begin with. Similarly, indirect technology requires the consumer to install specific tires when replacing the originals in order to operate properly with the system. Last, if all four tires are similarly low in tire pressure from neglect (a common problem) or other reasons, an indirect system will not trigger a warning alarm. When all four tires are low, the tires wear quicker on the edges and the car is unsafe to drive, unstable and more likely to roll over; has less traction on wet roads; takes longer to stop; and uses more fuel. With so many variables about indirect TPMS that leave your brand vulnerable to dissatisfaction and warranty issues, direct TPMS just makes sense–for consumers and for you.

 

 

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Published Date: 15th April 2016
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14 
Apr

Trade partners

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Look no further here at the tpms warehouse we offer discounts for approved traders, fill in the trade application form.

 

Unrivalled Knowledege

Join the TPMS warehouse family where you will have our expert knowledge on hand so you know that you can get the job done.

our TPMS experts are on hand to guide you and your business!

 

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Discounted pricing

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We have a wide range of TPMS diagnostic tools, sensors and stems!

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Published Date: 14th April 2016
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07 
Apr

History behind TPMS

The History Behind TPMS:

TPMS is not a new technology the first passenger vehicle to adopt the technology was the Porsche 959 in 1986 which used a hollow spoke wheel system.

The Renault laguna 2 was the first passenger vehicle to have them fitted as standard equipment in 2000.

AUDI TPMS SENSORS HUF BERU

The Tyre pressure monitoring system is installed to inform the driver of the vehicle of a low pressure in the tyre(s) by bringing up a warning light on the dashboard. The aim this legislation brings is to reduce the carbon footprint by maximising the tyre life and fuel efficiency.

TPMS has now become a part of the MOT test on all cars fitted with the technology that was manufactured on or after 1st January 2012.

in 2015 these systems will be checked for the correct function as part of their first MOT, the TPMS can be an expensive to maintain if mistreated they can result in safety issues.

 

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Published Date: 7th April 2016
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06 
Apr

Bentley TPMS

Bentley TPMS Specialists

When your Bentley TPMS displays an error the first thing to do is stop and diagnose the fault.

If the diagnosis is that the sensor is faulty or that the valve stem requires replacement – we can help!

Bentley TPMS Relearn Procedure

The original equipment for Bentley is Beru / Huf – and these can be replaced easily without any expensive diagnostic programming by the dealer. As almost all Bentley models can be reset and relearned via the dash controls (check your manual for specific instructions).

Bentley TPMS SENSORS HUF BERU

 

How do I select the right TPMS for my Bentley?

On our homepage we have a vehicle selector to shortlist your correct model or you can use the registration number search.

We have a range of OEM sensors available for most models and Preprogrammed or Universal Sensors that can be programmed to suit.

AUDI TPMS, OE Part Numbers: 4D0 907 275, 18 51 89, 4D0 907 275 C, 997 606 021 00, 997 606 021 01, A 000 822 33 06, A 005 542 23 18 ,31 24 50, AY93-360671-AA

Who can fit my Bentley TPMS Sensors?

Any good tyre specialist can install the sensors onto the wheel.

Outer nut Torque: 4Nm

Inner Screw Torque: 2-2.2Nm

The wheel will require balancing once fitting has been completed.

Then following the relearn procedure in your owner’s manual the sensors will pair to the vehicle.

Can I replace just the Valve Stem?

Yes! We stock the Huf / Beru single valve stems so routine maintenance and repairs can be carried out.

Can I replace the battery?

Please note batteries are non replaceable – bear this in mind when replacing a stem on an aged sensor.  The battery life on an OEM sensor is expected to last 5-7 years however we are witnessing 8-10 years on some lower mileage vehicles!

Why buy from the TPMS Warehouse?

We are a UK based company with almost 10 years experience in Direct TPMS. We offer FREE Delivery as standard to all UK Mainland customers, with guaranteed delivery available at a low cost.

You can buy with confidence with comprehensive pre and aftersales support from knowledgeable staff.

We pride ourselves on service, availability and price!

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Published Date: 6th April 2016
Category: Bentley TPMS, Fitting, Huf, Re-Learn Procedures, Safety, TPMS
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04 
Apr

Tech Help – Huf Fitting Guide for TPMS

Huf fitting guide

This guide is to help fitting Huf Tyre pressure sensors.

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Key points:

Should be fitted by a tyre specialist.

  • Tighten the screw to 2.2Nm
  • Tighten the nut to 4 Nm

Please follow the steps below to safely install your Huf TPMS Sensor on to the wheel.

  1. Remove the tyre from the wheel, please ensure that care is taken not to damage the existing sensor.
  2. Clean and remove any dirt, debris or corrosion from the valve stem hole in the wheel.
  3. Remove the washer, nut and dust cap from the mobiletron valve.
  4. Insert the valve stem into the hole of the rim, then place the washer followed by the nut back on the valve. Then tighten the nut to 4Nm.
  5. Locate the sensor body on to the other end of the valve stem and then tighten the screw to 2.2 Nm.
  6. Reinstall the tyre on the wheel, please take care that during fitting the tyre machine does not make contact with the sensor.
  7. Follow the vehicle manufacturer’s standard relearn procedure. For more detailed information on relearn procedures see the Testing Record or contact our technical assistance team at TPMS Warehouse on 01254 301021.

 

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Published Date: 4th April 2016
Category: Fitting, Huf, TECH: Help, TPMS, Trade