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07 
Dec

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.

 

“DO I NEED A SECOND SET OF TPMS?”

 

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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29 
Nov

Cloning Missing Sensors

When your sensors are missing and you have been advised we need to cloning the originals, you may be thinking this is impossible.

However all may not be lost….

  • The ID for each sensor will be stored on the vehicles ECU
  • You will need to get the codes via specific diagnostic equipment
  • Contact your local diagnostics specialist or dealer and enquire if they can retrieve the ID’s for you.
  • Once the ID’s have been retrieved check which wheel they are assigned to
  • include this information with your order to TPMS Warehouse

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We can then supply your complete cloned sensor pre-programmed to the vehicle using the ID’s you provided.

Chat with us or call us if you need any help on 01254 301021

 

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Published Date: 29th November 2017
Category: Autel, Cloning, Huf, MX-Sensor, Schrader, TPMS
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15 
Feb

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.

 

“DO I NEED A SECOND SET OF TPMS?”

 

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: 15th February 2017
Category: Cloning, Fitting, News, TPMS, Trade, Winter Wheels
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25 
Aug

Under pressure to make money from TPMS?

How many TPMS customers do you miss out on?

TPMS systems have been made Law on all newly registered vehicles, but have been around for over 10 years on premium cars.

To ensure your customers TPMS system continues to operate properly and reduce the likelihood of an MOT failure, it may be necessary to have the system serviced occasionally. TPMS sensors are designed to last for many years and miles, however, after a certain period, the sensor’s internal battery will run out meaning a replacement is needed.

If you don’t offer TPMS Servicing and Diagnostics you will lose money

To put it simply it can’t be ignored… so your potential customer will have to go somewhere else, which means lost profit.

If you are under pressure to make money from TPMS, then the TPMS Warehouse can help.

How can the TPMS Warehouse help me?

We offer various solutions for you to effectively diagnose and fix your customers TPMS issues.

  • OEM Sensors
  • TPMS Service and Repair Kits
  • Aftermarket TPMS
  • Universal Blank Programmable Sensors (Stock 1 Sensor for all vehicles)
  • Ready fit Pre-programmed (cover several sensors)
  • Retro Fit Kits including wireless dash monitor
  • At the TPMS Warehouse we can provide bespoke training solutions for your staff

Most of our customers like you are looking to stock just one part that fits all vehicles – rather than having to order a different sensor for every vehicle that comes in.

We believe we have the most comprehensive coverage available: Our Autel MaxiTPMS TS601 has approx 98-99% coverage of vehicles with factory fitted TPMS; it is our preferred comprehensive TPMS service and diagnostic tool.

Our Recommended Universal Programming TPMS Tool

One Sensor fits All – Makes Maximum PROFIT

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Buy the TS601 at the special introductory price & get 4 FREE MX-Sensors – £650+vat

The MaxiTPMS® TS601 is one of the most powerful TPMS diagnostic & service tools in the world capable of fully diagnosing TPMS problems as well as activating TPMS sensors and reprogramming the vehicle’s ECU. This professional tool is the best solution for tyre shops and garage workshops to perform TPMS service!

Replacement blank sensors are available from £28+vat – making it the best value tool on the market.

  • Easy to use interface – step by step guide and help.
  • Programmes MX-Sensor. They are the most cost effective TPMS on the market.
  • Activates ALL magnetic, frequency and tire deflation triggered sensors using 125KHz continuous or modulated wave signals
  • Compatible with both American 315MHz and European 433MHz signals
  • Reads / writes sensor ID from vehicle ECU
  • Reads / clears codes of TPMS system and resets malfunction indicator light
  • Reads activated sensor data including sensor ID, tire pressure, temperature, battery condition, OE part number, relearn information
  • Reads, records and playbacks TPMS live data, including tire pressure, signal status, temperature, battery status, etc.
  • Retrieves TPMS ECU information, confirms OEM Sensor information and Relearn Procedures
  • Performs actuation tests and special functions to diagnose problems with the TPMS system.
  • Programs vehicle ECU to learn sensor IDs and positions
  • Capable of programming single tires for Chrysler, Renault, and Citroen
  • Checks Remote Keyless Entry (Key FOB) for transmissions
  • Graphs vehicle with 4 or 5 wheels to simplify the diagnostic process
  • Pre-selection process offers faster activation and diagnostics
  • Provides visual and audible responses to confirm sensors are working properly
  • On-screen code definitions
  • Incredibly easy to use with intuitive navigation and step-by-step on-screen instructions
  • Proper LF signal to prevent being fooled by other RF signals
  • Built-in rechargeable Li-polymer battery
  • Automatic power-off to preserve battery life
  • Multilingual support: English, French, and Spanish, etc.
  • One year free update on the internet via USB port
  • Ergonomic design features strong housing and protective rubber boot

 

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If you still aren’t convinced

Consider this:

  • Most OEM sensors typically cost – £60-125+vat
  • Most dealers will charge coding or relearn fees – upwards of £50
  • Do you have the facility to check TPMS before removing the tyre
  • Customer retention
  • The TS601 is easy to update and ensure you stay one step ahead of the competition offering latest vehicle data.
  • Do you want to take your business to the next level
  • Selling the 4 sensors included will bring in over £200 alone

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Published Date: 25th August 2016
Category: Cloning, Fitting, News, Re-Learn Procedures, Safety, TPMS, Trade, Tyres
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11 
Jul

Tech – Aston Martin TPMS Smartire / Beru

TPMS Fault on Aston Martins

If you own an Aston Martin with TPMS made prior to 2012, there is a high likelihood that the original TPMS on the vehicle was manufactured by SmarTire; whilst a small number may have Huf Beru Sensors.

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What to do when there is a TPMS fault on an Aston Martin

First follow the diagnosing procedure.

If the diagnosing procedure indicates an issue with the wheel sensors, then you need to check which manufacturer sensors you have on the vehicle.

Aston Martin TPMS Smartire Sensors

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SmarTire products are no longer available in the passenger vehicle market and the company has ceased support for this product category.

Parts may be available at your local dealer, however, we have no inventory to support service parts and there is no after market product that is compatible with the system used.

Our advice is to speak to your dealer or consider fitting a retrofit TPMS system to replace the OEM parts.

We do not advise running your vehicle without TPMS.

Aston Martin TPMS Huf Beru Sensors

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Huf Beru sensors are still available, and we have an inventory to support service parts and there is after market products that are compatible with the system.

You can use our vehicle lookup service to find the correct parts you need.

Relearn procedures for Aston Martin with Huf Beru Sensors

DBS 2007 – 2012

Relearn type: Drive

Vanquish 2012

Relearn type: Drive

Vantage 2012

Relearn type: Drive

Retro Fit Kits

Our retro fit kits are designed to install TPMS on vehicles that didn’t have it factory fitted.

In the instance of Smartire replacement they provide a cost effective and reliable replacement.

Call our office on  01254 301021 to discuss.

 

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Published Date: 11th July 2016
Category: Aston Martin TPMS, Cloning, Fitting, Huf, TPMS, Trade, Tyres
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23 
Jun

TPMS Relearn

What are TPMS Relearn procedures ?

It is important to be aware of how your new TPMS will relearn and be accepted to your vehicle.

There are three types of TPMS relearn procedures:

1.       Drive & Auto TPMS Relearn

Approximately 40% of vehicles can learn a single new ID and in some cases multiple new ID’s can be simultaneously auto relearned without the use of any tools. Some vehicles will require a specific drive time to extinguish the warning light or for the driver to reset via a procedure in the manual.

2.       Stationary TPMS Relearn

Approximately 25% of vehicles require the use of an activation tool whilst the car is in relearn mode, and new ID’s can be programmed whilst the vehicle is stationary.

3.       OBD Port –  Activation / Scan Tool

Approximately 35% of vehicles will require either an activation tool in conjunction with a scan tool to program every new sensor.  This will not require the vehicle to be driven.

Cloning Service – by using our cloning service you can avoid the relearn procedures altogether, as we will clone your replacement sensors and your vehicle will accept them as if they were the originals. This will ultimately save you time and money!

At the TPMS Warehouse we can advise you how which relearn procedure will be required, in 99% of vehicles we can pre-program your TPMS sensors to clone your originals which will ensure an easy Auto-learn process.

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Published Date: 23rd June 2016
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04 
May

How can you clone your original sensor?

How can you clone your original sensors?

A duplicate of the component can be manufactured using the serial number (ID) of the current original sensor installed in the vehicle to be replaced.
With this procedure, teaching the sensor on the vehicle is no longer necessary which is a clear benefit with regard to saving time in customer services.

There are two options for determining the ID number:
1)  reading out the ID of the sensor electronically using a diagnosis device, or
2)  immediately reading out the ID from the sensor housing after removing the tyre.

 

the cloning service eliminates the need for costly diagnostics.

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Published Date: 4th May 2016
Category: Cloning, News, TPMS, Trade


 

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).

Bentley TPMS SENSORS HUF BERU

 

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


 

11 
Jan

TPMS FAQ -Frequently Asked Questions.

I am about to order my new TPMS Sensors from the TPMS Warehouse, but what will I get and will it definitely be right? Here’s our most frequently asked questions on TPMS FAQ.

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Remember we can answer any questions you may have via the Live Chat.

TPMS FAQ – Popular questions

If I order a sensor what will I receive?

All our ready to fit sensors come complete with valve stems and fitting components – check the product information page to verify.

Will they be the right frequency?

Our sensors are pre-programmed at 433.92 mhz this is suitable for 99% of vehicles in the UK and throughout Europe, we refer to it as 433 mhz.

This frequency has been implemented to ensure minimal interference and ensure a dependable service throughout the life of the sensor.

We also have 315mhz options available – call us for information or contact us via chat.

What Psi can they go up to?

We have many options available: Typically Rubber Snap-In Valves are developed for a maximum speed of 130 mph (210 km/h) and a maximum working tire pressure of 65 psi (4.5 bar). We strongly recommend the use of Clamp-In Valves for vehicles that are able to drive faster than 130 mph (210 km/h) and/or for tires with a working pressure of more than 65 psi (4.5 bar).

Most UK vehicles operate under 50 Psi so there are no worries there.

Can I get replacement stems and valves?

Yes, we hold stocks of replacement stems and valves. Please call us to order any spare or replacement parts or search via your vehicle search.

Can I install them myself?

The TPMS will need to be installed by a professional tyre fitter, as special TPMS Torque Wrench tools are required to install them to the manufacturer specifications. Full fitting instructions are included on the warranty leaflet. We sell fitting tools direct in the shop.

What Warranty is included?

We include a 12 month warranty on all new TPMS or 12,000 miles of use whichever occurs first. We warrant that the product will be free from manufacturer defects in workmanship and materials.

In the event that within this period that the product proves to be defective, the manufacturer will replace the product at no cost. If it is determined that the product has been subject to accident, misuse or abuse this warranty will be void.

In the event of a claim under Warranty we will need the following to be returned:

·         Copy of invoice

·         The malfunctioning sensor and components.

Warranty claims will not be accepted without these.

Some items have longer Warranty periods direct from the manufacturer.

When is it necessary to teach the sensors to the vehicle?

If a new sensor ID is generated then this has to be learnt on the vehicle.

The teaching procedures on vehicles differ considerably. Basically, a difference is made between four versions: automatic teaching, during a drive procedure, via the OBDII interface in the vehicle or manually on the on-board computer. You can find out the procedure to be used in the vehicle manual or by contacting the manufacturer.

For convenience we have tried to supply the relearn required alongside the search your vehicle facility. To avoid having to teach in new sensors – we can clone your originals as described below.

How can the sens.it® be used to duplicate (clone) an original sensor?

A duplicate of the component can be manufactured using the serial number (ID) of the current original sensor installed in the vehicle to be replaced.
With this procedure, teaching the sensor on the vehicle is no longer necessary which is a clear benefit with regard to saving time.

There are two options for determining the ID number:
1)  reading out the ID of the sensor electronically using a diagnosis device, or
2)  immediately reading out the ID from the sensor housing after removing the tyre.

This ID number is entered in the data field “OE sensor” for the programming. Detailed instructions for the procedure of the entire programming process can be found in the product descriptions or on www.ALLIGATOR-ventilfabrik.de under the installation instructions.

Important:  Note / remember which sensor was installed in which wheel.

Can the sensor batteries be changed?

If the diagnosis of the sensor indicates an empty battery, the complete component must be replaced.

Can sensors be used for indirect TPMS?

Vehicles with indirect tyre pressure monitoring use the ABS / ESP systems and determine the inflation pressure based on algorithmic data. TPMS sensors that measure directly are not required here. However if you wanted to fit the retro-fit kit, you can do as these will measure the pressure directly.

 

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Published Date: 11th January 2016
Category: Alligator, Cloning, Fitting, News, Re-Learn Procedures, Safety, TPMS, Tyres
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09 
Oct

TPMS Servicing Best Practice in the Tyre Bay

Servicing TPMS – Best Practice

Manufacturer recommendations state that the TPMS Sensors need servicing each time the tyre is removed from the rim. This will ensure long life and minimise the risk of premature failure.

Offering a full range of TPMS servicing is Best Practice for your automotive business too – especially if you are under pressure to make profit.

Serviceable Parts

Sensors do vary in construction – some are one piece stem designs that are moulded to the sensor, some are fully serviceable and a small number use rubber snap in valves.

We stock a full range of service kits and stems; the service components can include:

Rubber Grommet – this creates a good airtight seal to the rim

Outer Collar – Ensures corrosion on the valve body is minimised and ensures a tight fit to the rim.

Nickel Plated Valve Core – Ensures the airtightness of the valve, aluminium stems must have nickel plated cores to prevent corrosion (do not use standard brass cores).

Stem – Aluminium stems are sensor specific and not always replaceable. Prone to corrosion if not serviced correctly.

Plastic Sealing Cap – Plastic stem caps ensure dust and debris do not enter the valve core. (Metal caps should not be fitted to Aluminium TPMS Stems due to a higher risk of corrosion)

TPMS Inspection / Diagnosis

Inspection of the TPMS is a very important step in maintaining best practice. It determines that the TPMS is present and functioning as expected. This is an excellent opportunity to engage with the customer. The condition of the TPMS should be recorded. Follow our diagnosis check to find unknown faults.

What is needed to get started with TPMS?

You will need a TPMS detection device or scanner – to check for TPMS presence before starting any service activity on the wheel, this will also provide an overview that the TPMS is functioning on all four wheels.

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We use the TS601 to scan a customers wheels and diagnose any issues before we even remove the wheel.This stand alone tool will record and store the pressure readings, battery state and unique ID’s.

You will also need a calibrated fitting tool kit to ensure the specified tightness and torques are observed. We have several tool kits available including master kits and fitters pouch kits.

 

A TPMS Service Starter Kit is essential for Valve Servicing and Replacement, we have many options available including light use kits that have a few of the most common service kits and stems so you can provide the manufacturer recommended servicing at the point when tyres are changed or punctures repaired. We also stock individual refill kits.

TPMS Servicing

There are three different levels of service beyond visual inspection and diagnosis:

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Basic valve service as per manufacturer recommendations, this is for preventative maintenance during punctures etc.

Valve Replacement Better PracticeValve Replacement  Better Practice

Valve replacement when fitting new tyres, recommended good practice.

TPMS Sensor replacement Best PracticeSensor replacement Best Practice

Full service of the TPMS – including new stem, seals and sensor. Best practice and the only option when the internal battery dies.

 

Replacing TPMS – Best Practice

When replacing TPMS it helps if you have the sensor you need in stock – we recommend the use of Universal TPMS Sensors. Universal sensors ensure that one sensor will cover up to 99% of factory fitted sensors, so you no longer need to keep over 75 different types of sensor in stock.

Cloning 

When a new sensor is fitted to a vehicle the car needs to pair with the new sensor to the module, this can be via diagnostic tools, by driving or a few models pair automatically. With the relearn procedure (pairing) in mind it is best practice to clone the original sensor – this will eliminate the need to get the car to pair with the new sensor, which can save time and money for your customer.

Reading the ID from an OE Sensor
Reading the ID from an OE Sensor

To clone you need the unique ID from each original sensor; which can be read via diagnostic tools or by manually reading the codes printed on each sensor.

New Sensor

If a replacement sensor is used (not cloned) the relearn procedure will need to be carried out. The higher end programming and diagnostic tools will provide the relearn procedure for you, our recommended tool the TS601 provides the relearn data and allows you to programme via the OBDII to hundreds of vehicles that require the OBDII method.

Universal sensors can be programmed as a new TPMS sensor when cloning isn’t possible, but bear in mind the extra time required to complete the relearn procedure.

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Published Date: 9th October 2015
Category: Cloning, Re-Learn Procedures, Trade, Tyres