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How Pre-programmed TPMS Sensors Work

There are multiple different types of replacement TPMS sensors and educating yourself about these technologies will help you to find the best fit for your business! TPMS replacement sensors are generally categorized as direct-fit, programmable, and pre-programmed sensors. A direct-fit sensor, OE or OE replacement, is loaded with one specific vehicle protocol and works only on a specific MMY selection. A programmable sensor, like EZ-sensor®, comes blank and can be programmed to work on any MMY covered by the sensor manufacturer using a TPMS programming tool with up-to-date software. A Pre-programmed sensor, like EZ-sensor® GO, is pre-loaded with a selection of protocols and can work as a direct replacement sensor for a wide range of vehicles.

Direct TPMS Versus Indirect TPMS

Direct TPMS (dTPMS) gathers accurate pressure data directly from the tyre valve via four dedicated pressure sensors that are attached to the valve, reporting pressure readings in real-time. Indirect TPMS, on the other hand, uses the ABS system to approximate tyre pressure, and motorists must drive a substantial distance before an alert will be generated.

TPMS Legislation Overview in the EU

In the EU TPMS became mandatory for all class M1 vehicles (vehicles designed and constructed for the carriage of passengers and comprising no more than eight seats in addition to the driver's seat) registered after November 1st, 2014. The initial legislation was approved in 2009 in Brussels (UN ECE R64) with the aim to optimize fuel consumption and increase driver safety, which are the two most well-known benefits of the TPM systems.

Understanding TPMS Programming

Direct Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems are a highly technical vehicle safety feature and the TPMS sensor is a crucial component of the system. There are many different sensor types available on the market, including the aftermarket’s preferred solution - programmable sensors. Programmable sensors, like Schrader’s EZ-sensor® family of products, come blank and need to be programmed to the specific make, model, and year of the vehicle being serviced.

Motorcycle TPMS: Everything You Need to Know

Riding a motorcycle is a different experience compared to driving a car and requires specific maintenance. According to the European Commission, a motorcycle is considered to be one of the most dangerous means of road travel. More than 6500 motorized two-wheeler users die each year in the EU and the risk of death for motorcyclists is 20 times higher than of car occupants.

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