ORO-TEK TPMS Sensors
ORO-TEK tire-pressure-monitoring sensors are a drop-in replacement for OEM TPMS sensors, and will link to your vehicle’s TPMS system in the exact same manner as the original units. Don’t pay outrageous dealer prices for factory sensors. The battery inside most factory sensors is good for 5 years or so, and approximately 75,000 miles-and when the battery wears out, the entire sensor has to be replaced. Don’t reuse a nearly worn-out sensor when you get new wheels, get new sensors installed, and avoid another mount and balance charge when the old sensor dies. Avoid rim damage to your expensive alloy wheels by minimizing the number of times they have to go on the mounting machine, too.
Federal law mandates that new vehicles sold since Sept. 1, 2007 be equipped with a tire-pressure-monitoring system that illuminates a warning light when your tire pressures drop below a certain threshold. (Some manufacturers phased in TPMS systems as early as the 2004 model year.) Most cars use a system that has a battery-powered sensor that is integral with the valve stem. These sensors will eventually run down their batteries, be damaged by road debris, tire-mounting equipment and just plain corrosion and need to be replaced. No, the batteries are not rechargeable or replaceable. When a sensor is replaced with a fresh one, or whenever the tires are rotated the system needs to relearn the sensor’s serial number and what corner of the car they’re mounted on. This involves going through a complicated and sometimes obscure procedure or using an expensive TPMS scan tool.
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Reusing an OEM sensor after a few years on the road doesn’t make sense compared to replacing it with a new sensor, because the older sensor has a limited lifespan, and the time the technician will spend installing and relearning the new sensor is exactly the same either way. Ditto for swapping the sensors in and out of a set of snow tires. (Federal law makes it illegal for a tire/wheel technician to deliberately disable the system by not installing a sensor on vehicles that came with a TPMS system as original equipment. He must install either our old sensors or new ones before he can give the car back to you.) Minimize costs and hassle by getting new sensors when you buy new wheels or tires.
Maintaining your tire pressures at the manufacturer’s suggested PSI is critical. Low tire pressures degrade the handling and grip your tires provide, making it more difficult to brake in an emergency or stay on the correct line when cornering. Low tire pressures also accelerate tire tread wear, as the rubber squirms on the road and wears off prematurely. In addition, a 4-PSI-drop in the pressure of all four tires from the manufacturer’s suggested inflation will drop your fuel economy by almost 3%. Remember that even if the TPMS is working as designed, tire pressures can get inappropriately low before the warning light comes on. The correct pressure for your car is printed on a decal in the doorsill or glove box. It’s also in the owner’s manual. A functioning TPMS will make it simpler to keep your pressures correct, but there’s no substitute for a moderately-priced tire pressure gauge. Buy one for around 5 bucks and keep it in the glove box.
I changed the wheels and tires on my 2010 Chevrolet Camaro that required different tpms sensor because the OEM tpms would not work. The technician installed the sensor from CARiD without any problems, and it worked great. The price is great.
This product was extremely easy to install. I replaced my old one because it had broken, and I just put it on my rim inflated the tires to exact PSI and within 10 minutes my flat tire light went away.
I recently purchased 20 inch Versante rims and tires for my 2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 S. The rim shop couldn't remove the factory TPMS sensors so I opted to drive away without any sensors on my new wheels. I researched online and found this place which advertised Free shipping. I first went to Nissan and was told about $300 per tire for new sensors. I received my sensors in 4 days, took them to Nissan and they programmed them without any problems. I was so happy. I saved so much money. These TPMS sensors are perfectly designed to fit low profile rims because they flex to accommodate any angle.
TPMS sensors are excellent, and the wheels are great and look very nice; I have one comment which is the free installation kit: I received it with the wheels, but there were 2 items missing which are the hub rings (if needed) and spacers (if needed).
I bought four (4) extra TPMS sensor's for my 2011 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport from CARiD.com. I shopped around and they by far, gave me the best price. They were of very good Quality and very quick shipping. I have two different sets of wheel and tires for my Jeep and got tired of having to switch the factory sensor's around each time I switched my set of tires. They also worked right away with the electronics of my Jeep. Thank You, CARiD.com!
My wife drives a 2008 Ford Edge AWD. She travels for her job throughout the Pacific Northwest. Where we live, crossing mountain passes in the winter is inevitable. We bought a set of tires and wheels for winter driving but they didn't have the Ford TPMS. Last season the warning light for tire pressure was on all winter. I called the local Ford dealer, $184 per wheel. I found CARiD and bought 4 units for $199. About a $600 savings when you add in 8% tax. No warning light, they must be operating according to Ford requirements. These are not the band type, these are smaller and simpler. I highly recommend these TPMS units for older Fords. I will be looking to CARiD for parts in the future.
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