How to reset tpms sensor

Tire pressure sensor and How to reset tpms sensor?

Tire pressure sensor can effectively ensure your driving safety if it’s normal operation. Once the tire pressure sensor fails, you should be careful, maybe a low tire pressure will cause a big accident.So it’s better to check your tire pressure or reset tpms sensor when needed.

Tire pressure sensor or tpms sensor
Tire pressure sensor or TPMS sensor

What’s tire pressure sensor or TPMS sensor ?

Tire-pressure sensor or TPMS sensor is a small programmable electronic device, is integral to what is known as the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), located in the pressurized pocket made by a wheel and tire, that constantly measures the air pressure inside the tire.

tire pressure sensor located in the pressurized pocket made by a wheel and tire
pressure sensor located in wheel and tire

The tire pressure sensor transmits that information via low-frequency radio to the vehicle's onboard computer and, if the car has one, to a corresponding display in the instrument cluster. It reads out in pounds per square inch (psi), and it illuminates an amber warning light to alert you if one or more tires are below 25psi air pressure.

TPMS sensors and their lifetime

TPMS sensors are powered by batteries designed to last several years, but on average, a TPMS sensor’s battery about last between 5-7 years. Because the sensors cannot easily be removed, when their battery dies the entire tpms sensor must be reset.

How to reset tpms sensor ?

There are two ways for you to reset tpms sensor, one is find local tire shop and reset the TPMS sensors; other is buy tpms sensors online and call the local tire shops to get installation.

reset tpms sensor
reset tpms sensor

Generally speaking, first, you need to have four matching tire pressure sensors (usually available online), then find the right tire shop or reset it yourself.

Price of reset tpms sensor

If reset the TPMS sensors in local tire shop

① Depending on your dealership, expect to spend between $150-$260 per wheel to have them replaced. Taking mine to the local GMC dealer would have cost me over $800.

② Your next best option is a local tire shop. They carry a large assortment of TPMS sensors and will almost certainly have one that is compatible with your car’s TPMS system. The local shops I called wanted around $80 per sensor, which included installation total 320$.That’s already a big discount over the dealership, and not a bad way to go.

Buy tpms sensors online and local tire shops installation

“Find 433MHz TPMS sensors — the exact same ones the dealer would have installed — on Obdprice.co.uk for $25.99 ea (including free shipping). So for $103.94, I had all four sensors in my hands within 2 days. I was concerned that maybe they’d be used, or somehow not as advertised. But they arrived brand new, in two days, in the original packaging” Steve said.

433MHz TPMS sensors
4pc TPMS sensors

Next move was to call the local tire shops to get installation quotes, usually you can find a good tire shop to install your tpms sensor just need about 20$ included install and reset.

Then buy tpms sensors online and local tire shops installation total spend 120$. If you install tpms sensor by yourself it just $103.94.

Source: https://www.obdprice.co.uk/blogs/news/tire-pressure-sensor-and-how-to-reset-tpms-sensor

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