TPMS Sensors at great prices!

Thursday, March 4, 2010 by Mac McNabb
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Do you have a late model vehicle that has tire pressure monitors? If your vehicle was made for the US market then you do! There are a few things you need to know before changing your wheels out for sure!



  • Tire pressure monitoring systems can affect your traction control if not properly installed. Some vehicles actually disable your ability to shut off your vehicle stability control. That means that if it is winter and you are stuck and need to develop some tire spin, you may not be able too!
  • Winter time is when your tires are at the greatest risk of tire pressure loss. Air is not only slowly leaking, it is compressing with temperature change! That is the time when you need your TPMS system most.
  • Batteries are expected to be around 10 years life expectancy.
  • Many times you can purchase a TPMS rebuild kit if you are trying to re-use your sensors on a new wheel. This would allow your service technician to service any rubber parts or lock nuts that are not designed to be re-used. Usually these kits range from 3-7 dollars each, so a good precautionary measure for sure!
  • TPMS is a cost, but it is also a comfort! You can have the confidence that there is not a glaringly low tire on your vehicle when you are driving your family around.
Keep this information in mind when you are deciding if you need the TPMS sensors for the winter or summer wheel package!  Read away for more in depth info on the TPMS Sensors!

Comments on TPMS Sensors at great prices!

Sunday, April 25, 2010 by kurt andrews:
Am I stuck with using the band type sensors for aftermkt Ford wheels or can a shrader type of tpms monitor be used with the '10 Flex instead of the bands?
Monday, April 26, 2010 by Steve:
i need a valve stem sensor for a 2005 ford explorer. do you have them?
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 by Susan:
Hi. I have a 2009 base Mini. I need three TPMS tire sensors for my run flats, as mine broke off because of the valve stem caps. Do you sell these?
Wednesday, June 9, 2010 by ian:
if I buy 4 of your sensors for a 2010 camry hybrid do I have to buy the reset tool also or can I have my toyota dealer program the system?
Thursday, June 10, 2010 by Mac:
Thanks for you question. The Toyota dealer can reset the system to recognize the new sensors also. Most dealers charge for this service.
Saturday, October 2, 2010 by Jon Thrasher:
"TPMS Sensors at great prices!" -- None of this leads to any products for sale. Have you tried using your own website to find things? I've only been using computers since 1979, so I might not know what I'm doing... I just want a TPMS rebuild kit for a 2007 Ridgeline.
Monday, October 4, 2010 by MAC:
Yeah, I know that we don't have great support for TPMS products online. We are working on that, the issues are based on many options, and even mid year changes and we have preferred to speak to you directly for these needs. However, I did speak to a supervisor and they are in the process of expanding the TPMS options online to make it easier in the future. Thanks for your feedback!
Monday, October 4, 2010 by Mac:
We do have rebuild kits for the 2007 Ridgeline. We need to know what wheel you are using so we can select the appropriate kit for the valve stem used.
Monday, December 27, 2010 by Jonas:
After researching TPMS sensors for a set of winter wheels I found the Schrader Ez-sensor. http://www.ez-sensor.com/ The sensors are programmable so you can set them to the same ids as the summer wheels and therefore easily switch in fall and spring without having to reprogram the car's TPMS system. Does tirerack plan to sell these? I already ordered tires and rims, so I need to know soon. I have a 2009 Pontiac Vibe 1.8 with metal valve stems.
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 by mac:
Great question! That product is aimed at wholesale shops, not the end user. You might as well order the proper sensor for your vehicle and have it preinstalled. The issue with the EZ sensor is that you must scan the current sensor, and load that info into the blank sensor. Cool idea, and if you happen to be in our South Bend IN facility we would be glad to do that for you. Otherwise, just stick with using the OE sensor that we would sell as well.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011 by Cord Schuck:
I have an 06 Cayenne, can I retrofit TPMS? WP1AA29P86LA24128
Thursday, January 6, 2011 by MAC:
Good question! There is no way to make the original equipment type sensors work in a vehicle that was not equipped with the facility for TPMS. You could always contact the dealer to double check but my understanding is that the capacity for TPMS was not in all the 06 Porsche models, only the ones optioned appropriately.
Friday, June 10, 2011 by Mike:
I have a used 04 Mini Cooper S with TPMS. However the previous owner replaced the tires with non-runflat and tossed the sensors. Can I purchase replacement wheel sensors from you? I've already purchased the tires from you.
Friday, June 10, 2011 by mac:
The Mini that you own should have an ABS based TPMS system, which means the sensors are not in the wheels but in the abs system. You shouldn't have to worry about getting sensors. MAC
Saturday, June 11, 2011 by larry midas:
My valve stems on 2008 Minni Cooper John Cooper Works with super charger had stem caps that froze to threads and I broke a few stems tryimg to remove. Can I replace the valve stem on my sensors, or do total replacement. Thanks
Monday, June 13, 2011 by MAC:
Larry,
Yes the valve stem is replicable on that TPMS senor. They run 8.00 a piece. Let me know if you need a set! MAC
Thursday, June 16, 2011 by Patrick:
I broke a valve stem trying to remove a metal stem cap from my '07 Lexus ES350. Is that TPMS senor repairable?
Thursday, June 16, 2011 by mac:
Patrick,
Sorry about that! I do not believe those are repairable, they are a one piece assembly. They sell through us for 70.00. Let me know if you need to get one going out the door.
Thanks!MAC
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 by Tom:
Why can't you buy just the exterior stem part for a sensor. I broke one off of my 2009 Tacoma and the dealer wanted $200 for a complete new sensor. Why not just sell the exterior part that simply screws on to the sensor. Seems like a rip off.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 by Tire Rack Team:
Tom, the valve stem and sensor are one piece. Because the sensor's plastic housing in the Toyota Tacoma is formed around the valve stem, the valve does not unscrew and can't be removed from the sensor housing.
Monday, September 19, 2011 by Brian Sites:
do you sell tpms sensors for ford explorer? I couldn't find anything on your website.
Monday, September 19, 2011 by spencer@tirerack.com:
Hello Brian. What is the full year make model and trim of the vehicle? If you would like a delivered total, please include a zip code
Sunday, September 25, 2011 by tom:
look for tpms sensor for 2009 mazda
Monday, September 26, 2011 by Marshall @ Tire Rack:
What is the full year make model and trim of the vehicle? If you would like a delivered total, please include a zip code.
Friday, October 14, 2011 by bjmsam:
I am evaluating options for replacing the worn run-flat tires on my 2009 Rav4 SAP (no spare tire). If the Continental Comfort Kit is used to repair a conventional tire, how much will it cost to replace and reprogram that TPMS sensor?
Thursday, November 3, 2011 by CUlater:
I have an 05 Infiniti G35x (17" factory rims) with two stem caps frozen to the TPMS stems, and one that was frozen until I broke the stem trying to free it. Can I replace the stems, or do I need to replace the entire sensors? Do you sell the parts, and what's your prices? TIA!!!
Friday, November 4, 2011 by Ben@tirerack.com:
For the G35, I only see a complete sensor available. They are in stock @ $53 each.
Thursday, December 22, 2011 by Mike:
Is tirerack ever going to carry programmable TPMS sensors (EZ sensors)? OEM sensors on winter sets require resets at the dealer twice a year which gets expensive. I'm surprised you dont have them and ship the programming tool for a deposit. Just a thought!
Thursday, December 22, 2011 by Ben@tirerack:
We do have the EZ Sensors. They are $46 each as of 12/22/11. We do sell the programming tool, but do not have any that we lend out. The tool is $1325. If you need to purchase either the sensors or the tool, you may email ben@tirerack.com
Friday, February 3, 2012 by Bob:
I need tire presser sensors for a 2006 Chevy Impala SS, do you sell them
Monday, February 6, 2012 by JD Nugent:
Do I need to replace the entire tps unit if the stem were snapped in half? Or can I just replace the stem. Thank you.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012 by Marshall @ Tire Rack:
JD,
I would start by replacing just the valve stem. -Marshall@tirerack.com
Monday, April 9, 2012 by Jake:
I have a 2006 911 Carrera with TPMS. I need to replace the OEM tires. One sensor seems to be slow but the others are OK. Suggestions?
Monday, April 9, 2012 by ben@tirerack:
We have sensors for the 06 911. They are $96 each including the valve stem. Tire replacement is the best time to change sensors, since the tire is already off the wheel. -ben@tirerack.com
Monday, April 16, 2012 by Phill Turok:
I am trying to locate a DigiTire TPMS-201D or DigiTire TPMS-201E for my 2006 Ford F350 Powerstroke Crew Cab with SRW. Can you help?
Monday, April 16, 2012 by Marshall @ Tire Rack:
Phill,
Thank you for your inquiry, however those are not parts that I see available in our inventory.
-Marshall@tirerack.com
Saturday, June 23, 2012 by Steve Doolittle:
Hello
Do you sell OEM TPM's for a stock CT200H 17" wheel? HOw much would 4 cost?

Thanks...Steve
Monday, June 25, 2012 by ben@tirerack:
Yes, as of 06/25/12,current price is 71 each. -ben@tirerack.com
Monday, July 2, 2012 by Jonathan:
Do you sell rebuild kits for siemens VDO sensors? Not sure the model # as there are about 20 part number or id numbers on the unit. The sensor came on 2008 mazda 5, 205/50-17 tires
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 by Dave:
If I want new wheel and tire combo can I remove the sensors from the factory wheels and install them on my new wheels? I have a 2009 Ford Ranger
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 by Marshall @ Tire Rack:
Dave,
Your sensors should swap over to the new wheels without issue. -Marshall@tirerack.com
Saturday, August 11, 2012 by David J Mann:
Do you sell black TPMS sensors? I bought a new set of black wheels from you and the silver Toyota sensors don't look right with them. BTW none of this TPMS nonsense was explained to me when I bought the wheel & tire package.
Monday, August 13, 2012 by Marshall @ Tire Rack:
David,
The TPMS sensors are located inside your wheel and tire package. The valve stem, which I assume to be what you are looking for, are available in black for certain fitments. Please call us if we can be of assistance.
Monday, August 27, 2012 by Andrew:
The TPMS sensor valve stems installed on my 2011 Camry stick out beyond the tires and several of them were ripped off at a local car wash. The valve stems have extensions on them. Will the TPMS sensors work the same without the extensions (don't want this to happen again), and do you carry these for the 2011 Camry? Thx.
Monday, August 27, 2012 by ben@tirerack:
Andrew, the important parts of the TPMS sensor are in the module that sits within the air chamber of the wheel/tire. As long as the valve stem fits, holds air, and allows you to add air to the tire, it does not have to be a particular length. We do not have valve stem extensions for your car, but we do carry the original sensors. ben@tirerack.com

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