So you already checked out your order from the OBD2 Australia online shop, and you’re wondering, “Now, how do I install an internal TPMS?”. Worry not, as we have here a quick guide so you can reap the benefits of having internal TPMS in your vehicle ASAP!
Why install an internal TPMS?
Before we go into the nitty-gritty of the installation process, let us give you an idea of what you will get by having an internal tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) on your car:
- Reduce tyre wear, better fuel economy, save money, and create a safer drive
Maintaining the correct tyre pressure reduces road friction and lessens the stress on your engine, thus helping fuel efficiency. You also avoid steering problems, blowouts and tyre dislodging in the middle of the road.
Finally, the even wear on the tyre surface when you keep the ideal tyre pressure prevents rapid wearing, saving you dollars on replacements and repairs.
- Real-time and accurate readings
Compared to old-fashioned tyre gauges, these new internal TPMS provide tyre pressure measurement at the time when you need it most – while driving.
And since these systems are now powered with more advanced technology, users get more accurate readings displayed in digital format on an LCD screen stuck on the dash or window screen.
- Leak, tyre temperature and tyre pressure alarms
To make for a safer drive, once a tyre goes above or under a set pressure or over a set temperature, you will hear an alarm so you can immediately check.
The auto alarm works when your tyre pressure or temperature reading registers outside the normal condition or if you need to change the sensor batteries.
How to do it?
- We recommend that you do the installation at your local tyre shop to access the ideal tools and equipment you will need.
- Remove the tyre from the vehicle.
- Separate the tyre from the wheel rim
- Cut off the tyre valve system. Start from the base and pull out the entire system from the rim.
- Fit the internal TPMS sensors. There is a label on what wheel you should put the sensor on.
- Secure the sensor to the rim.
- Return the tyre and fill it to the ideal tyre pressure.
- Allow the tyres to adjust and re-fit.
- Check if the LCD screen shows the tyre pressure.
- You can also check the accuracy of the reading by pumping air in or out of the tyre.
- Screw the tyre back on the vehicle.
- Mount the LCD screen on your window screen or dash. If you have a solar-powered TPMS, then it would be ideal to stick the console on the windshield.