Simply put, if your shop doesn’t do TPMS servicing, you are missing out on a significant revenue stream. Since 2007 all passenger vehicles in the United States have been required to have TPMS systems. Some higher-end vehicles adopted TPMS much earlier, Porsche, for example, in 1986. Most of these systems use battery-powered sensors and those original sensors batteries have an average life of seven years and cannot be replaced. As these sensors die and trip the TPMS light on dashes of vehicles throughout the country, customers will be bringing their vehicles into their local repair shops to have these sensors replaced.
TPMS tools can be used to:
- Check if sensors are still functioning by attempting to activate them, read a tire’s air pressure and temperature and display the sensor’s battery life and ID.
- Display manufacturer-specific Relearns for all TPMS-enabled vehicles.
- TPMS tools with OBDII-connection capability can perform sensor IDs/position Relearns. Nearly 30% of the vehicles on the road today, require such a tool for relearning TPMS sensor IDs to the TPMS module.
- Autel’s TS508 and TS608 can not only perform OBDII relearns but also can diagnose the tire pressure monitoring systems to determine faults and prompts the user what the next step is towards repair.
- All of Autel’s TPMS tools can program MX-Sensors to replace existing sensors on 98 percent of domestic, Asian and European TPMS-equipped vehicles.