Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: How to locate and change the tpms

asked by on

Dealer said the tpms needs to be changed as it was wet and rusted

My car has 117000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: The TPMS sensor is located in the tire. ...

Hello.

The TPMS sensor is located in the tire. It is installed directly in the wheel and includes the valve stem as part of the unit. Keep in mind however, that in order to access the TPMS sensor, the tire must be removed from the wheel. Unless you have the means to remove a tire from a wheel, this means that the repair will likely require a trip to the shop, at least to remove and reinstall the tire on the wheel. A certified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, will be able to assess the issue with the sensor and help you accordingly.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Whirring noise at lower speeds

Hi there. If this noise changes as you accelerate and decelerate then most of the time it is caused by a failing pinion bearing in the rear differential. I usually start by checking the fluid in it to see if...

Q: Is getting a 2010 BMW M3 with 70,000 miles used as a daily driver expensive annually?

Hello. Though this vehicle will be fun to drive, it will be much more expensive to maintain then the Infiniti is. The cost for every service is more expensive, and normal wear parts like brakes and tires will typically cost...

Q: I have a trouble code that states my fuel pressure rail sensor is inappropriately high.

Hello there, a few common faults will cause your 2010 Volkswagen CC to have a high fuel pressure code. There are two paths for this, either your car has high fuel pressure, or the car is reading the fuel pressure...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
How to Renew Your Car Registration in Oklahoma(DELETED)
Having your car registered with the Oklahoma Tax Commission is an important part of driving legally in this state. You will need to do this within 30 days of moving to Oklahoma...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...