Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
We programme & install new tyre sensors
Your local TPMS Specialists in Dorset
Since late 2014, all new cars must have a tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) built into the vehicle. The TPMS sensors are designed to keep track of your tyre pressures and alert you with a warning on your dashboard when the pressure drops.
However, these tyre pressure sensors have a life span of six to eight years, meaning that you will need to replace your tyre sensors from time to time.
Our TPMS specialists will be able to replace your faulty tyre sensors at your location with our mobile service. We cover many areas of Dorset, including Poole and Bournemouth.
Why use Freeway Mobile Tyres?
- We provide same day fitting at no extra cost.
- Our tyre fitters are IMI qualified in Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems.
- We stock a wide range TPMS sensors and fitting kits to accommodate for all car makes and models.
- Appointments are available seven days a week.
- Our tyre pressure sensors come with a free two-year warranty.
- We can fit TPMS sensors to cars, vans, caravans and motorhomes.
- Free mobile fitting across many areas of Dorset.
- We’re a local father and son business based in Poole, Dorset.
What does a TPMS Warning light mean?
If you have a tyre pressure warning light on your dashboard then it’s highly likely you have a puncture on one of your car tyres. However, if the warning light is flashing when you first start your vehicle, then you have a faulty TPMS sensor which will need replacing.
If you have a warning light, but your pressures are fine, then you will need to reset your TPMS system. You will be able to find out how to do this in your vehicle handbook.
The law on TPMS
If your vehicle has a TPMS onboard then it must functioning correctly by law, otherwise your vehicle will not pass its next MOT test. The only except to this law is if you vehicle was made before late 2014, in which case it is not mandatory that you TPM system is working.
Servicing tyre sensors
If your tyre valve has snapped, or is badly corroded, then you may be able to have your tyre sensor serviced rather than replaced. A TPMS service involves replacing the valve stem, locking nut and rubber grommet, but keeping the original sensor.
It’s recommended to always have your TPMS valve serviced during a tyre change, however this does cost extra and in most cases is not necessary if the valve is still in good condition.
All car makes & models
We can fit TPMS sensors to all car makes and models, such as:
- Land Rover
- Opel / Vauxhall
Areas we cover
Our mobile TPMS sensor replacement service is available across many areas of Dorset, including:
- Blandford Forum
- Sturminster Newton
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Do you need a price for some new tyres? Give our team a call today for a quote.
Direct TPMS sensors can pick up any small change in your tyre pressure, even as little as 0.1psi. Indirect TPMS, however, will not notice any change in tyre pressure without at least one mile of straight line driving.
Direct TPMS uses sensors in the wheel to monitor the tyre pressure directly and send a signal to the ECU periodically. Indirect TPMS uses the vehicles ABS to monitor wheel rotation and will signal a warning light if one wheel starts to rotate quicker than the others during straight line driving.
If your vehicle is late 2014 or older, then no. Older vehicles, however, can be programmed to have the TPMS system turned off.
We cannot perform this service unfortunately.
A new TPMS sensor can cost between £80 and £140, depending on your vehicle make and model.
Yes you can drive with a faulty tyre sensor, but if you don’t have it fixed before your next MOT then it will fail the MOT test.
The batteries on tyre pressure sensors last roughly 6 to 8 years.
Some vehicles need to be driven for a period of time before the light will go out. Other vehicles will need to be manually reset to turn the light off.
If your TPMS light is flashing when you start your vehicle, then you have a faulty sensor.
Not all vehicles have a button to reset the TPMS light; but if your vehicle has a button then you can find it either in the glovebox, near the steering wheel, next to the handbrake, or by navigating through your information screen.