The Best TPMS Practices for Shops and Service Bays

Is your shop or service bay involved in the TPMS service/retail industry? Gain an edge on the competition by incorporating the 4 following TPMS practices in your standard procedures: 

1) Learn 

  • Educate your technicians and managers about all key aspects of TPMS including typical sensor life expectancies, benefits of TPMS to the customer, different sensor styles and options, the need to service sensors regularly with service packs. 

2) Equip

  • Ensure that you have the right TPMS programming and scan tool so you can test, copy, create sensors, access OBD connections, and view critical relearn procedures

3) Communicate

  • Ensure all shop personnel are aware of your procedures and expectations to ensure you service TPMS as designed by the OE manufacturer.

4) Make TPMS a profitable part of your business 

  • There are always opportunities to increase your revenue! 

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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.

TPMSDirect is your #1 source for the latest in original equipment tire pressure monitoring sensor technology, programming and diagnostic tools, and various TPMS accessories.

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Upgrade your Repair Bay with the ATEQ VT15

TPMSDirect strongly recommends the ATEQ VT15 Two Button Universal TPMS Trigger Tool for all vehicle repair bays. Its ease of usage and wide compatibility make it an essential for repair shops and car enthusiasts alike.

Learn more about the ATEQ VT15 here. 

Looking to purchase an ATEQ VT15 for yourself or your business? Look no further.

You can purchase the ATEQ VT15 here. 


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2010-2013 Chevrolet Corvette Reset Procedures

Is your tire pressure warning light on? Do you need to change your factory equipped tire pressure monitoring sensors? In order for your sensors to successfully integrate with your Corvette’s tire pressure monitoring system, you’ll need to follow a set of instructions. 

The programming procedure for the 2010-2013 Chevy Corvette requires a TPMS trigger tool: ATEQ VT5, ATEQ VT10, or ATEQ VT15. 

Click here for TPMS Reset/Relearn procedures for the 2010-2013 Chevrolet Corvette

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TPMS Programming Instructions for Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, Ram, and Volkswagen

The Schrader 20398 is a rubber-valve snap-in type TPMS sensor. 



The 20398 is one of our top selling TPMS sensors due to its ease of install and simple, headache free design. It is compatible with a wide variety of vehicles ranging from the Chrysler 300 to the Volkswagen Routan. 

If you’ve just purchased these sensors, you’ll need to have them installed and programmed to your vehicles EVIC (electronic vehicle information center). 

*Click here for Schrader 20398 programming instructions*

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Reset / Relearn instructions for Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Hummer, Pontiac, Saturn, and Suzuki

After installing TPMS sensors to your wheels, the user must follow a certain set of procedures in order for the vehicle to recognize, register, and learn the sensors. There are two sensor relearn / reset methods that the following car manufacturers require the user to perform:

  • Buick
  • Cadillac
  • Chevrolet
  • GMC
  • Hummer
  • Pontiac
  • Saturn
  • Suzuki

Those relearn / reset methods are: the deflation method and the TPMS trigger tool method. To learn more about the deflation method and the TPMS trigger tool method, please go here


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Adjustable Angle TPMS Sensor Mounting Guidelines

1) Insert the screw into the slotted hole of the sensor: Using an index finger, insert the screw into the slotted hole of the sensor housing, and check that the flats of the square part of the screw fit securely.
2) Assemble the valve to the screw: Turn the valve stem 3 to 4 full rotations.
3) Slide the valve stem through the valve hole of the rim: Hold the sensor feet against the drop center of the rim and the grommet against the seal surface.
4) Insert the nut over the valve stem: By hand or with an 11mm socket wrench begin to tighten the nut 3 to 4 rotations.
5) Continue tightening the nut: Using a Torque wrench, continue tightening the nut.
6) Valve/screw attachment is completed: The nut’s internal flange is designed to break away at approximately 20 or 2.2 Nm. The screw and the valve stem are now secured, but the sensor is not secured.
7) Tighten the nut to the final torque: Continue to tighten the nut to the final torque (35 or 4.0Nm). At this point, the valve/wheel attachment is completed.