TPM or not TPM, that is the winter-time question

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#1

My car has the tire pressure monitoring feature. For the winter I want to put steel wheels and aggressive snows (rear-drive vehicle) on the car. But steel wheels do not accomodate the monitors. Must I use the TPM? Trying to avoid the added expense of alloys plus the TPM.


#2

I want to put steel wheels and aggressive snows

No you don’t. You want steel wheels and WINTER tyres. They are a different technology than snow tyres and work much bette.

You could ignore the error light and make sure you check the tyres often. (Note: sorry if I have missed something like a buzzer that might come on rather than just the light.


#3

How about you just have some winter tires mounted on your normal wheels and just switch them out with the seasons?


#4

You do not have to use the TPMS. You can ignore the light. Just check your pressure regularly. It will not affect any ther system or render useless and warnings.