Are they any good? Do they actually work?
Some form of TPMS is standard on all cars sold in the USA since some time in the early 2000s (or possibly earlier?). Either direct or (mostly) indirect.I thought those were for high-end cars?
Compulsory in the EU now as well. ESP from about 2014 and auto headlights also seem to be compulsory as well.Some form of TPMS is standard on all cars sold in the USA since some time in the early 2000s (or possibly earlier?). Either direct or (mostly) indirect.
What this has done in the US is to indeed reduce the number of times people get a blown out tyre while driving, but it also has caused most Americans to think they only have to ever check their tyre pressure when the yellow light on the dashboard lights up. In fact, it only lights up once the tyre(s) are already far below their proper inflation pressure. So lots of Americans drive around with under-inflated tyres most of the time.
You can do it as my pal at work has replaced one after a tyre fitter ****ed his old one.Is the direct system only linked to the valves?
I ask because I was flirting with changing my Mini wheels to something nicer but was unsure if the direct TPMS system would restrict what sort of wheels I purchased (and the ones direct from Mini are twice the price of after market ones)
I think I can get any sort of wheel but would need the TPMS valves fitted. Are the TPMS valves a different size rim hole for example? (oo-er. I said "rim hole"!)
They look nickable.
They look great and a good price. My only concern is you are asking a tyre fitting company to fit them, preferably when you change all your tyres. I just foresee issues occuring with that.Just asking for it! (See Personal Security thread for more details. )
Here's a more realistic solution...
Had a set of those years ago. Probably not as accurate as the built in ones, but a good indicator. Good value for money too. As I recall I paid about a fiver for mine.