Tpms

nissan
versa

#1

do you have to rebuild a tpms at 40000 if you have no existing problems.


#2

What does your owner’s manual say? I’ll bet it doesn’t say anything about it. And I would not “rebuild” the TPMS anyway. The worst that could happen is it fails and you use a $8 hand held tire gauge that is more accurate than the TPMS. The best that could happen is that it runs for a lot longer. Who told you to rebuild it?


#3

Does “rebuild” mean replace the battery?


#4

No. If you have no existing problems, you need do nothing to the system.

I’m curious…why do you ask?


#5

discount tire suggested upon tire replacement.


#6

Yeah, that’s what they do. Great little cash cow for them.


#7

discount tire suggested upon tire replacement.


#8

Agreed. Just when I thought I’d heard all the revenue-generating scams, a new one comes along.


#9

It’s not a rebuild of the TPMS, it’s removal/re-install of the TPMS/valve stem to replace the rubber seal components around the stem.


#10

When ever I mount a tire I replace the valve stem, I wonder if the recommendation from Discount is centered around leak prevention (like my rule to replace normal valve stems at every mount/unmount)?