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A Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, known as TPMS in short, is a driver safety-enhancing technology legally mandatory for all passenger cars manufactured after 2014. TPMS sensors track tyre pressure details continually and relay the same to your car ECU. If the tyre pressure falls more than 25% of the recommended level, the ECU will alert the driver by illuminating the TPMS warning light on the vehicle’s dashboard.

However, these TPMS sensors are also vulnerable to extreme temperatures, adverse external environments, etc. Moreover, faulty sensors can no longer track tyre pressure accurately, jeopardising your optimal on-road driving safety.

Allens of Tadley Ltd. is a go-to destination for TPMS sensor replacement Tadley. Our experts are aware of the technical know-how of TPMS replacement procedures. Further, we use the latest equipment and techniques to ensure prompt and accurate services. We will replace damaged sensors with OE-grade spares to deliver assured on-road performance and durability.

TPMS types

Indirect: In an indirect TPMS system, ECU collates data from the ABS sensors to detect discrepancies. This data includes wheel revolution, stopping distance, etc., to assess tyre pressure. Your four-wheeler’s ECU will trigger the TPMS light on the car dashboard when the tyre psi level falls more than 25% below the suggested levels.

Direct: In the case of direct TPMS systems, dedicated sensors are fit in the car wheels, which transmit tyre pressure details to your car’s ECU. It then illuminates the warning light accordingly as required.

Causes of TPMS sensor damage

Physical damage:

Extreme temperatures and unfavourable external conditions throughout the year is a common reason among customers coming in for TPMS sensor replacement Tadley from our facility. Further, the temperature fluctuations also affect the transmission coils, hindering optimal TPMS functionality.

Dying TPMS batteries:

Your car’s TPMS sensors will also cease to function if the TPMS batteries are exhausted. In these cases, experts recommend a replacement. This is because these batteries are sealed inside the sensors, and replacing them can irreversibly damage the sensors.

Galvanic corrosion:

Car manufacturers generally fit the TPMS sensors on pure aluminium stem valves. This makes these sensors susceptible to oxidation and rust due to exposure to external impurities and ferrous particles. As a result, there is galvanic corrosion, making routine TPMS sensor replacement Tadley imperative.

When should you opt for TPMS sensor replacement?

Car experts suggest a TPMS sensor replacement every 5-7 years or 60,000-80,000 miles, whichever comes first. Moreover, it is of paramount importance to calibrate the sensors from a reputable car workshop as ours whenever dislodging or mounting car wheels to ensure optimal functional levels.

Although TPMS sensors come with suggestive service life, longevity depends on external factors. This is why routine service for TPMS sensors is imperative.

So, if you are searching for a reliable ‘car workshop near me’ to replace faulty TPMS sensors at the best rates, drop by our workshop at Tadley Hill, Tadley, Berkshire, RG26 3PL. In case of other related queries, please call us on 01189 813623 without hesitation.