Schrader to Open TPMS Plant Expansion on May 1

Schrader has announced that it will be holding a ribbing cutting ceremony on May 1 to commemorate the opening of its Springfield, Tennessee TPMS plant expansion.

Schrader invested $10 million in the TPMS plant expansion and intends to increase TPMS production by 8 million units, while at the same creating 76 new manufacturing jobs. Approximately 100 more jobs are to be added by next year.

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Where can I get my TPMS installed and programmed?

So you just bought a brand new set of TPMS sensors for your vehicle. TPMSDirect recommends taking your vehicle to a local tire shop or service bay to have the new sensors installed and programmed. Most service bays now incorporate TPMS service and maintenance in its standard procedures and are well equipped to install and program TPMS sensors for various vehicle makes, years, and models.


Taking your vehicle to a dealership is definitely another alternative, but with dealership visits, come dealership service charges…Dealerships can charge up to two times of what local service bays and tire shops charge. Finding a specialist in your area is a cheaper alternative to taking your vehicle to a dealership and it’s also a good way to pump money into your local economy and support your Mom and Pop businesses.

TPMS Sensors can also be installed and programmed in the comfort of your own garage. However, please note that certain vehicles require manufacturer certified tools when programming new TPMS sensors to a vehicle.

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TRW Introduces new TPMS Technology

TRW has unveiled a new type of TPMS technology: Integrated Remote Keyless Entry paired with a Direct Tire Pressure Monitoring System. 

How does this pairing work and what makes it so efficient? Commands from the Remote Keyless Entry along with temperature and pressure information sent from TPMS sensors in each individual tire are received by a single receiver/electronic control unit. The ECU then decodes the transmitted data to activate the lock/unlock function of the vehicle as well as provide tire pressure information to the driver. 

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Continental Awarded 2013 Automotive News PACE Award

Continental has been awarded the 2013 Automotive News PACE (Premier Automotive Contribution to Excellence) Award for its highly innovate LocSync tire pressure monitoring system technology. 


The Continental LocSync software provides with driver with precise information and specific details about individual tire pressures and alerts the driver in real-time via in-dash display. 

What makes the LocSync software so wonderful that it has earned Continental such a prestigious award? Find out by reading on at:

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Continental Releases 2013 VDO TPMS Catalog

Continental Commercial Vehicles and Aftermarket has released its VDO 2013 TPMS Replacement Parts Catalog to assist retailers and service bays in TPMS installation, parts replacement, and other TPMS related services.

Included in the catalog is a wealth of Conti/VDO TPMS information including:

  • the latest in VDO OEM and aftermarket TPMS sensor and service kit application data
  • Application data for Domestic, European, and Asia Spec vehicles. 
  • TPMS Service and installation guides 
  • Illustrated buyer guides 

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