Reusing your old, factory installed OE TPMS sensors

You can definitely reuse your old, factory installed OE TPMS sensors. Reusing your old sensors may be a money-saving choice at the moment, but actually can be quite costly in the future.

The average life span of an original equipment tire pressure monitoring sensor is 5 to 7 years. This means that many drivers are driving with on the road with sensors that may expire in the very near future. Reusing your old sensors, only to have them stop working shortly after is an expensive and time consuming problem.

Click here to learn more about why switching over to new, OE TPMS sensor replacements can save you more money and stress in the long run than reusing factory equipped sensors. 

157 Viking Ave.
Brea, CA. 92821
(714) 482-3996
An old, used TPMS sensor
a brand new, OE TPMS sensor replacement

OE TPMS Sensors VS Aftermarket Sensors


Original equipment is the way to go. OE TPMS sensors boast a 5-7 year battery life, have a 1 in a million failure rate, and auto shops across the nation are more educated on OEM reset/relearn procedures, installation procedures, and compatibility. OE sensors are tested out before they are distributed and come with a manufacturers warranty. Information on OE TPMS sensors can be found from OEM retailers, car forums, dealerships, and auto shops.

Aftermarket sensors have an inconsistent battery life. Some users report 30 days while some report 30 minutes. There is a lack of information and technical know-how regarding aftermarket sensors. The functions of the sensors are also inconsistent, with the tire pressure warning light coming on at random times and malfunctioning after air has been added according to vehicle specifics.

The decision is simple. Go OEM. Learn more here

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Brea, CA. 92821




Aftermarket Wheels and OE TPMS Sensor Compatibility

We get this question all the time from our customers: Will original equipment tire pressure sensors fit on my aftermarket rims?

The answer varies….Most of the time it’s yes. It really depends on whether your wheel brand has hopped on the TPMS train and started building wheels that are sensor compatible. TPMS has been the law since September 2007, and has since then been required to be factory installed on all new vehicles. Responsible wheel manufacturers who have gotten the hint have started to address previous fitment issues by rolling out rims that are TPMS friendly.

To learn more about aftermarket wheels and OE TPMS sensor compatibility, click here.

TPMS Direct
157 Viking Ave.
Brea, CA. 92821
(714) 482-3996

Easy-Fill Tire Alert: Nissan’s Solution to the Tire Pressure Adjustment Guessing Game


Nissan is well aware of the headaches that come with tire pressure monitoring. The segment leader has invented a much more user-friendly method of adjusting your tire pressure.

The Easy-Fill Tire Alert is Nissan’s clever solution to making tire pressure adjustment a walk in the park. This innovative control module alerts drivers of individual pressure readings and which tires need special attention. The system initiates a horn-chirp when air is filled up to specifications, and chirps more aggressively when tires are overinflated.

Click here to learn more about the Easy-Fill Tire Alert.

157 Viking Ave.
Brea, CA. 92821
(714) 482-3996

Improve your Fuel Economy Today!

ImageThe cost of fuel is reaching levels that many of us are having a difficult time keeping up with. The days of 1 dollar gallons are over, and drivers across the nation find themselves powerless under the guise of major gas companies.

Break out of the cycle. Improve your fuel economy and save money at the pump NOW. Learn more here!

TPMS Direct

157 Viking Ave.
Brea, CA. 92821
(714) 482-3996

Looking to replace your TPMS Service Kit?

Did you know that everytime you remove a tire from the rim, the TPMS service pack needs to be replaced?

Click here to learn more about TPMS service kits and recommendations

Find out which service kit is right for your vehicle at TPMS Direct.


TPMS Direct
157 Viking Ave.
Brea, CA  92821

How to adjust your tire pressure

Get the most out of your car and its tires by making sure your tire pressure is filled to your vehicle’s specifications. Tire pressure can be the difference maker in the overall performance of your vehicle, and if your pressure is low, you may not be utilizing your vehicle to its full potential. Air compressors and pumps are easily accessible. You can purchase a portable air compressor from your local auto parts store or you can fill your tires at the gas station. Some stations charge 50 cents for air, but sometimes you can get an attendant to turn on the machine for free.
1) Turn on the air compressor. You will hear the motor of the compressor working.
2) Remove the valve stem caps and place them somewhere visible or in your pocket.
3) Press the head of the hose down on the valve stem. If you hose has a lever, press down on it to release air. If it does not, simply push down on the hose until you feel air flowing through the hose into the tire.
4) Check to see when you have enough air pressure in the tires by releasing the inflation lever. The pressure gauge on the hose will indicate how many pounds of pressure are in the tire. If the tire is under the specified pressure, press the head of the hose back onto the valve stem and add more air until you have reached the specified amount. If the tires are overinflated, press down on the little rod inside of the tire valve to relieve pressure.
5) Adjust the pressure in the rest of the tires the same way.
6) After inflating all the tires, check the pressure in each one to confirm proper inflation. Adjust accordingly.
7) Twist valve caps back on valve stems.
*Make sure you adjust the air pressure when your tires are cold or have had at least 30 minutes to cool down from previous driving.
Try to make it a habit to check your tire pressure once a month. Doing so will increase the lifespan of your tires, improve comfort and handling, and increase your fuel economy. Above all, checking your tire pressure on a regular basis will help keep you and your loved ones safe on the road.
Feel free to shoot us an email with any questions or inquiries you may have about tire pressure, road safety, and tire pressure monitoring systems.

How to Check your Tire Pressure

If you see this symbol  come up on your dashboard, this means that your tire pressure is 25 percent or more below the appropriate tire pressure. Driving with low tire pressure can lower your vehicle’s MPG, put a hamper on driving comfort, increase tire wear, and compromise your road safety. Not to mention, having the TPMS light on all the time can be really bothersome.
1. Buy a tire pressure gauge at your local auto parts shop. You may want to get a small notebook to record front and back tire pressure, and before / after fuel economy.
2. Determine the correct tire pressure level for your vehicle. Don’t know where to look? This information is usually on a yellow sticker in the doorjamb on the driver side. You can also locate the information in your vehicle owner’s manual. Please read the print clearly, as it might call for different pressure levels for the front and back tires.
3. Check your tire pressure when the tires are cold. Tires heat up and expand as you drive. Checking your tire pressure right after driving will cause inaccurate pressure readings and you may end up inflating your tires at an incorrect pressure. Give at least a half hour for your tires to cool down.
4. Unscrew the valve cap and set it somewhere visible or put it in your pocket so you don’t lose it.
5. Press the head of the tire pressure gauge onto the valve stem. There may be a slight hiss coming out of the valve stem as you press down on it and again when you release the pressure tool. Make sure you push down hard enough so that there is no constant hissing sound coming from the valve stem (the sound of air being released). Push down for a second or two, long enough to get a steady, accurate reading.
6. Read the tire pressure on the gauge. If you have a notebook, it would be a good idea to jot down the pressure as you get readings around the car.
Inflating your tires to the specified pressure is important. So make it a habit to check and refill your tires once a month. Simply kicking your tire, looking at it, or pushing it with your finger won’t tell you much, and if you can tell that your tire is underinflated, then it must be REALLY underinflated.
Our TPMS experts are here to relieve you of your TPMS headaches and solve your TPMS problems. Feel free to email us with any questions or inquiries at

Huf RDE011 TPMS Fitment Guide

For more information regarding the Huf RDE011 please click here: Huf RD011


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Lamborghini TPMS

Porsche TPMS

Volkswagen TPMS

The Huf RDE011 is compatible with the following vehicles: 


Make Year Model
Audi 2012 R8 4.2
  2012 R8 4.2 Sypder
  2012 R8 5.2
  2012 R8 5.2 Sypder
  2012 R8 GT
  2012 R8 GT Spyder
  2011 R8 4.2
  2011 R8 5.2
  2010 R8 4.2
  2010 R8 5.2
Bentley 2012 Continental GT
  2012 Continental GT V8
  2012 Continental GTC
  2012 Mulsanne
Lamborghini 2012 Gallardo LP550-2
  2012 Gallardo LP560-4
  2011 Gallardo LP550-2
  2011 Gallardo LP560-4
  2011 Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggra
  2010 Gallardo LP550-2
  2010 Gallardo LP560-4
  2010 Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggra
  2010 Murcielago LP640
  2010 Reventon Roadster
Porsche 2012 Cayenne
  2011 Cayenne
Volkswagen 2012 Touareg
  2011 Touareg

Mercedes Benz S-Class TPMS Sensors


TPMS Sensors for the Mercedes Benz S-Class come in two frequencies: 315MHz and 433MHz. Frequencies and compatibility vary depending on what region the S-Class was purchased from. The 315MHz sensor is compatible with North-America spec S-class models and the 433MHz sensor is compatible with European/Asia spec S-Class models.

Beru Huf RDE004 000 822 34 06 315MHz (North America Spec)

Purchase 2000-2006 Mercedes Benz S-Class 315MHz TPMS Sensors here

Beru Huf RDE001 000 822 3306 433MHz (Euro/Asia Spec)

Purchase 2000-2006 Mercedes Benz S-Class 433MHz TPMS Sensors here

The same applies to the 2007-2009 Mercedes Benz S-Class models 

Siemens 002 540 7917 315MHz

Purchase 2007-2009 Mercedes Benz S-Class 315MHz TPMS sensors here

Siemens 002 540 8017 433MHz

Purchase 2007-2009 Mercedes Benz S-Class 433MHz TPMS sensors here