Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems

Tire Pressure Monitoring System

The Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) is designed to monitor the tire’s air pressure and report when there is a problem or a failed sensor. The staff at Fausak Tires & Service is well-trained in the service of TPMS. Please see us first if you experience any trouble with your TPMS or have a low pressure tire.

Do I have a TPMS on my car?

Since October 2007, every new vehicle manufactured or sold in the United States is required to be equipped with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).  If you have an older car, It is possible to have an aftermarket system installed that is not integrated with your car’s computer.

How does TPMS work?

A sensor is either installed as a valve-stem or attached to a band around the wheel inside of the mounted tire.  The sensor monitors the air-pressure inside the tire and communicates with a computer which alerts the operator of the vehicle if a problem arises.  If you receive a warning, you should check your tires air pressure immediately.

TPMS Service at Fausak Tires & Service

In order to find the cause of the sensor alert, we will go through the following steps to resolve the issue:

  • Test each sensor using a handheld TMPS computer and reset
  • Check the air pressure and correct the cause if low
  • Remove and replace the sensor stem and parts
  • Remove and replace the faulty sensor
  • Reset/reprogram the sensor

What is the cost?

A TPMS reset comes with all new tires as part of our tire installation package.  TPMS Service Kits are $10 per tire.   Most replacement sensors are $84.99 but can get pretty expensive if it is not a commonly stocked sensor.  Please call us for a definitive quote.

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