TPMS Repair Service in Kent WA. Tire pressure monitoring sensor repair service in Kent, WA.
Tire pressure monitoring system, or TPMS, detects when the air pressure in any tire falls 25 percent or more below the recommended level and alerts the driver through a dashboard warning light. TPMS has been required on all vehicles since 2008.
The TPMS is a vehicle safety feature. TPMS system also improves fuel economy by insuring vehicle tires are fully inflated which decreases rolling resistance and the fuel required to move your vehicle along the road.
TPMS Frequently Asked Questions
Do you do TPMS repair?
Yes, we can reset, repair, and service TPMS system for vehicle owners in Kent WA area.
Can I drive my car with the TPMS light on?
It's not safe to drive with the TPMS warning light on. Low tire pressure can cause a tire blowout, steering problems, and vehicle control problems. Especially on the highway. You should have a tire inspection as soon as possible. A quick check the current pressure level of each tire with a tire pressure gauge will tell you if your vehicle is safe to drive.
What does TPMS service include?
A TPMS service kit is required each time a tire is repaired or replaced. It includes installing a new TPMS repair Kit, including grommet nut, grommet seal, valve core, and valve cap. We are required to replace the TPMS service kit if the TPMS sensor is removed during a tire replacement or repair.
How much does it cost to get your TPMS reset?
The cost for tire pressure monitoring system TPMS relearn varies between vehicles. Please contact us [link] for an accurate cost. Please be aware that related repairs or parts replacement may also be needed.
What is TPMS tire Service?
What does TPMS mean? The acronym stands for Tire Pressure Monitoring System, which allows you to monitor your tire pressure right from your vehicle dashboard. If the vehicle has low tire pressure your TPMS will flash a warning light.
How much does TPMS service cost?
The TPMS service kit costs varies depending on the vehicle. If a pressure sensor needs to be replaced, the cost varies depending on vehicle. A special TPMS tool and additional time are also needed to check and reset the TPMS system. Please contact us [link] for an estimate on parts and labor required.
Can a TPMS sensor be repaired?
Tire pressure sensors themselves are not repairable and need replacement if defective. TPMS batteries are designed to last 10 years but do fail prematurely. Some TPMS have replaceable batteries, others need the complete TPMS unit be replaced if the battery fails. Often there is no need to remove the tire from the wheel. Once the TPMS sensor is installed the vehicle's TPMS system needs to be reset to read the new sensor.
Must TPMS sensors be replaced?
The law does not demand that you replace the sensors, but for your peace of mind, convenience and safety's sake, it makes sense to replace them. Depending on the vehicle lower priced aftermarket TPMS sensors may be available.
Do I need to replace TPMS when replacing tires?
No. You don't need to replace your TPMS sensors when buying new tires. TPMS sensors are designed to last for 5 to 10 year lifespan. But if your sensors are five years or older it is good value to replace them at the same time as new tires. Most TPMS sensor batteries last five to ten years, so old sensors may not last as long as the new tires.
How much does it cost to replace TPMS battery?
On many vehicles the TPMS battery is molded into the TPMS sensor assembly and so so can not replaced. If the battery is dead the entire TPMS sensor has to be replaced.
How long should Tire Pressure Sensors last?
TPMS sensors are designed to last for 5 to 10 years. Usually the battery dies and the sensor requires replacement.
Why is my TPMS light on but tire pressures are correct?
There are a number of minor problems that can cause a TPMS warning light. If you notice the tire pressure warning light come on, it's possible that one or more of your tires has low air pressure. Or it could be that the battery has died in a sensor. Also, many vehicles have a TPMS on the spare tire which is rarely checked for correct pressure. However, you should not rely solely on the reading from the vehicle's tire pressure monitoring system. There are numerous factors that can cause the TPMS system to display and warning light even if your tires are in good condition. It is best to have a qualified auto repair technician check your TPMS system. Contact us for an estimate or to make an appointment.
Does rotating tires cause TPMS problems?
The TPMS is not affected by wheel and tire rotation. The system automatically adjusts itself once the vehicle is driven a short distance.