Common TPMS sensor malfunctions
The technicians at Blackbrook Motors believe in providing quality advice to the customers. We believe in collective road-safety; as such, you must bring your car to our facility for a TPMS sensor replacement when it starts to glitch.
Some basic causes of a faulty TMPS are the ones mentioned here:
A. At times, the TPMS setup may stop working entirely. Even if tyre pressures are visibly low, the dashboard’s TPMS warning light won’t come on. It will remain inactive even after your car’s tyres are fully inflated. You can thus easily surmise that the sensors are not working.
This happens due to a fully-discharged battery. Since a TPMS unit has no independent power source, it relies on your car’s cells.
B. TPMS may only work intermittently. You will notice this system is performing as it should in the morning but not in the evening. Or vice versa. Most often, intermittent performance is seen after a car completes a commute.
It indicates a weak or a failing cell. You must bring it to our facility – Blackbrook Motors - immediately. We retail a wide range of car batteries too.
C. Damaged TPMS valve stem. A TPMS valve has to absorb a lot of pressure, jerks, debris and is not resistant to corrosion. Corroded or damaged valves lead to manfunctions.
When you visit our service bay for a thorough check-up of your vehicle’s TPMS sensor in St. Helens, our technicians will replace any damaged or cracked valve promptly.
D. Faulty wiring may cause TPMS failure: This is pretty common. Since there are many sensors, a slight voltage fluctuation, bad wiring, and even a bent antenna may result in false-positive readings.
E. Recent tyre rotation or balancing causes TPMS failures: This might sound far-fetched but we often encounter this issue. If you buy tyres from Blackbrook Motors, we will adjust the TPMS without your bidding. However, some service centres may not follow such stringent SOPs.
After every rotation, the TPMS ‘relearns’ its co-ordinates, values and defaults. Moreover, these relearning procedures vary from one vehicle manufacturer and another. Hence, you must ensure that it is working perfectly every time you fit new tyres.
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Wondering whether your car’s safety mechanisms are in order? Or how to replace TPMS sensor battery? Visit our workshop at Blackbrook Road, Haydock, St. Helens, WA11 0AD for proper servicing at attractive pricing packages, original OE-grade spares and many other bells and whistles.
Book an appointment over the phone or via mail before you come for replacing a TPMS sensor in St. Helens.