TPMS Required!

Friday, January 7, 2011 by Mac McNabb
Thinking of going to a winter set-up on your Toyota, Honda or Lexus and really don't want to add a tire pressure monitoring system sensors to your new wheels because you'll have to go back to your dealer for calibration?

To date, these states require that your TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) always be functional!TPMS
  • HAWAII  
  • RHODE ISLAND
  • VERMONT
  • WEST VIRGINIA
So what should you do if you really love the idea of a simple Sport Edition wheel with Bridgestone Blizzak WS70 winter / snow tires on your 2010 Toyota Camry, but you really don't want to spend the money for the sensors and calibration.

You are going to have to bite the bullet and maintain the functionality of the TPMS. Depending on your vehicle, there may even be some do-it-yourself calibration tools available so you don't have to pay a visit to the dealership. But in the end, you are safer and your tires will perform at their best when your system is properly calibrated and tire pressures are monitored and remain at optimum levels. And with tires optimized for the season, too, it's a win-win situation.

Comments on TPMS Required!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 by Mike Sasser:
Can the Ateq VT10 that I bought for my Chevy work on my 2001 toyota Tacoma?
Thursday, February 7, 2013 by ben@tirerack:
Mike, our records do not show a TPMS system for the 2001 Tacoma, so we cannot be sure. The VT10 does not work for the current Toyota TPMS systems.

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