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Winter Tyres & TPMS

Winter Tyres & TPMS


The time to change to and from summer and winter tyres is both a geographical and personal decision. Whenever this time maybe it requires a decision to purchase or not to purchase a second set of wheels which also needs to be followed up with the question.




At TPMS Warehouse we strongly recommend installing a second set of sensors in your Winter Wheels whether this be cloned sensors* for vehicles which need this option or if your vehicle has the option for a second set of TPMS already installed in the ECU.


** We can clone your original sensors with a unique identification number to avoid costly diagnostic costs whenever you change from summer to winter wheels **


Of Course, there are customers tempted to disable this safety feature, which is potentially life threatening. It has multiple benefits for example:

  • Increased fuel economy
  • Decrease in tyre wear
  • Reduced environmental impact


For a set of winter wheels, we recommend a Rubber snap in valve as this offers further protection against the road salts which can cause the Aluminium valve stems to corrode.

*Speak to one of our sales team to see if we have a rubber valve compatible with your vehicle for this option*

Winter tyres

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Published Date: 7th December 2017
Category: Autel, Cloning, Huf, MX-Sensor, Schrader, TPMS, Winter Wheels
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What causes the TPMS warning light to be on?

A number of different factors can cause the TPMS warning light to come on.


The TPMS warning light illuminates if a tyre is detected to be under-inflated by 25% or more. Other factors that may cause the light to come on are listed:

• hitting a curb
• running over a pot-hole
• TPMS corrosion
• high/low external temperatures
• low or depleted TPMS battery life
• improper TPMS installation / TPMS Missing

Many factors affect the pressure in your tyres, and that is why it is so important to be aware of your tyre pressure and regularly inspect the wheels on your vehicle. tyre pressure can be affected due to tyre damage, slow leaks, changes in temperature and from normal daily driving. A drop in temperature of 10 degrees fahrenheit will result in a loss of 1 PSI.

Most vehicle manufacturers install a tyre information label – typically located on the fuel door, drivers door frame, sill or edge. Tyre pressure should be set to this recommendation whilst cold, before driving.

You may find further recommendations from your vehicle manufacturer in the handbook, owners manual or website.

Winter Tyres

If you have recently installed winter wheels and your TPMS Light has illuminated:

  • Check TPMS sensors have been installed
  • Carry out the specified relearn procedure for the vehicle

If you haven’t fitted TPMS to your winter wheels and are looking for the right TPMS call us or shop online.


Published Date: 1st December 2017
Category: Safety, TPMS
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