TPMS Corrosion is an issue that plagues TPMS sensors across the globe. Corrosion can lead to broken valve stems, cracked nuts, and ultimately, a useless sensor unit. Why is corrosion such a common issue among vehicles equipped with tire pressure monitoring sensors? There are many answers to this looming question. Some service bays are afraid of damaging the sensor when changing tires, so they avoid touching it all together. Some service bays don’t have a source for TPMS sensors and accessories. And some service bays simply don’t incorporate TPMS service into it’s standard procedures and have no idea what to do when it comes to replacing TPMS sensors or service kits.
How do you prevent corrosion from getting the best of your tire pressure monitoring system? Have your service kit replaced every time the tire is removed from the rim. This will preserve your TPMS sensors and allow them to function to its maximum potential. Negligence can result in hundreds of dollars worth of broken sensors, damaged tires, and potentially put the driver and those around him in dangerous situations.
Customers should ask service technicians about service kit replacement and be assertive about changing the service kit on every tire that needs a wheel replacement. Service bays should diagnose each TPMS sensor when servicing a vehicle and changing the tires. Informing the customer about the importance of changing the service kit is key. Keeping your customers educated and well informed is good customer service and can be the difference maker in whether or not your customer stays or goes to somebody else.
If you’re looking to replace your TPMS service kit, stop by TPMSDirect. We carry service kits for all vehicle makes, years, and models factory equipped with tire pressure monitoring sensors. Email us with questions and inquiries at firstname.lastname@example.org.