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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.

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

Each TPMS sensor has a unique ID code therefore if a new sensor has been supplied the vehicle will be required to relearn the new ID code.
The teaching procedures on vehicles differ considerably but basically, one of four main versions are generally used:-

  • Automatic teaching
  • During a drive procedure
  • Via the OBDII (on board diagnostic)interface in the vehicle
  • Manually on the on-board computer

For convenience we have tried to supply the relearn procedure required for each vehicle on the product information details.

You can also find out the relearn procedure in the vehicle manual or by  contacting the manufacturer.

It is possible to avoid having to teach in new sensors and any subsequent reprogramming costs – by cloning/copying your original sensor ID’s  as described below, or call 01254 301021 for more information.

Can You Replicate My Existing TPMS Sensors for my Seasonal Tyre Changes ?

Yes, we will need the unique identifier from each sensor to enable us to clone your existing sensors. This will make the relearn procedure simpler, and ensure you have TPMS fitted all year round without the need to transfer them over with each seasonal change.

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.

How Can I Pay ?

You can pay via PayPal – no account required. most major cards accepted including MasterCard, Visa, Discover and AMEX. You can also pay by Debit / Credit Card via Telephone.

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.

Why doesn't the replacement sensor look the same as my original sensor ?

TPMS sensor technology is improving and evolving with time. Our replacement sensors are of the latest generation universal & OEM replacement sensors from leading manufacturers such as Schrader and Huf. These manufacturers supply most of Europe’s OEM sensors, so you can be sure it will be a suitable replacement for the original sensor regardless of shape.

To reduce production cost and the number of individual stock items required, the original TPMS manufacturers have produced the (e.g. IntelliSense) UVS and RDE range of sensors, these sensors may not look like the original sensor they produced for the vehicle manufacturer.

The UVS sensors are designed to be programmed to the specific vehicle by us prior to retail, and for vehicles not covered by the UVS sensors the RDE range is pre-programmed during manufacture.

What is Indirect TPMS ?

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.

Why doesn't the replacement sensor look the same as my original sensor ?

TPMS sensor technology is improving and evolving with time. Our replacement sensors are of the latest generation universal & OEM replacement sensors from leading manufacturers such as Schrader and Huf. These manufacturers supply most of Europe’s OEM sensors, so you can be sure it will be a suitable replacement for the original sensor regardless of shape.

To reduce production cost and the number of individual stock items required, the original TPMS manufacturers have produced the (e.g. IntelliSense) UVS and RDE range of sensors, these sensors may not look like the original sensor they produced for the vehicle manufacturer.

The UVS sensors are designed to be programmed to the specific vehicle by us prior to retail, and for vehicles not covered by the UVS sensors the RDE range is pre-programmed during manufacture.

What is OBD Relearn ?

OBD (On Board Diagnostics) is the way to program Tyre Pressure sensor ID numbers into the vehicles ECU using a Diagnostic specialist tool.

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