As a Tire Rack retail sales representative, one of the most common questions I have is "If my vehicle came from the factory with a direct Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) and I am going to use aftermarket wheels, what options do I have regarding the TPMS?" It boils down to the following three choices:
1) If you would like to continue the functionally of your TPMS system, Tire Rack can provide the sensors you will need at an additional cost.
2) You can reuse your original sensors by moving them from your old wheels to your new wheels, although it is highly recommended that you order a TPMS replacement hardware kit that includes new seals for your original TPMS sensors. Tire Rack also has these sensor kits (at an extra cost).
3) Finally, you can run your new wheels without sensors and forgo the benefits of your vehicle’s TPMS system. However, this may lead to some rather annoying side effects on most vehicles, e.g., a tone or chime every time you start the vehicle followed by a light on the dash that will remain on until the vehicle is switched off.
The choice is yours! For more information on TPMS systems. Please visit our site.