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When to replace TPMS (+08)

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    I need new tires. My tC is a 2008. My question is, should I have them replace the TPMS sensors as well? I've heard that the batteries only last 5 years or so, so I'm close. I don't want to have to go back to the shop in two months and have them replace the sensors.

    Also, what needs replaced with the sensors? Do I have to buy all new sensors? Or are there batteries that I can buy to have replace?

    Any links are very helpful. I'm confused because I thought you had to replace the entire sensors, but I saw conflicting information.....

    Thanks!
    You don't really need new TPMS Unless that little light on the dash bugs the sh@t out of you.
    If you do want to replace them, They have to be Programmed. Discount Tire can do it but they will charge you a arm and a leg for it.
    I have a 2007 and we are still using the original ones. I guess I have never checked them since I do a manual tire pressure check often enough to rarely have the light come on.
    U don't need to replace ur tpms unless they going bad(means battery is dead n no matter how much air u put in sensor not reading the pressure n ur tpms light won't turn off). When u instal new tires most places will ask u if u want kit for tpms which is just two gaskets to replace old ones. No u can not get batteries for tpms cuz they r sealed shut. If u really want to u can get some on eBay but like ghost said they have to b programed /synced w ECU.
    BrutalHoe wrote:
    U don't need to replace ur tpms unless they going bad(means battery is dead n no matter how much air u put in sensor not reading the pressure n ur tpms light won't turn off). When u instal new tires most places will ask u if u want kit for tpms which is just two gaskets to replace old ones. No u can not get batteries for tpms cuz they r sealed shut.


    Ok, is it a good idea to get the gasket kit? Is it pricey?

    I check my tire pressure manually enough that I don't care if the TPMS works or not. My only concern is I don't think the car will pass inspection if it isn't working? Is that correct?
    carguy978 wrote:
    BrutalHoe wrote:
    U don't need to replace ur tpms unless they going bad(means battery is dead n no matter how much air u put in sensor not reading the pressure n ur tpms light won't turn off). When u instal new tires most places will ask u if u want kit for tpms which is just two gaskets to replace old ones. No u can not get batteries for tpms cuz they r sealed shut.


    Ok, is it a good idea to get the gasket kit? Is it pricey?

    I check my tire pressure manually enough that I don't care if the TPMS works or not. My only concern is I don't think the car will pass inspection if it isn't working? Is that correct?


    Just leave them be..

    If the light isn't on than inspection will never know there faulty.. So you will pass inspection..
    They only cost $2.50 per kit
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