Well that just shows you how out of touch I am. I didn't know they were mandatory already. Geez! Welcome to the USSA is becoming too real a statement. Guess the troll loves this pile of dung.Mandated TPMS is a big pet peeve of mine.
You're not the only one out of touch, Hog. After ODE posted that remark, I had to google it... summary here...Well that just shows you how out of touch I am. I didn't know they were mandatory already. Geez! Welcome to the USSA is becoming too real a statement. Guess the troll loves this pile of dung.
Many vehicles don't have the ability to reset after the light comes on, so the light comes on and you're stuck with it unless you have the ability to shut it off. Many of the sensors only have a life of 4-5 years and they can be quite pricey. As a matter of fact my wife's Monte Carlo SS needs two of them right now. $50 bucks for the cheap sensors and & $100 for the good ones, they're just a friggin' nuisance IMO. The car only has 48k on it but that isn't the issue, it's the age, it's an 07'.In a way, I hate TPMS. On all my vehicles and my last Goldwing, the TPMS is so sensitive that 1 lb of pressure difference will set it off--it may be more than 1 lb but here's what happens:
Cool/ cold morning TPMS comes on. Later when it warms up, it is off. I can start to work with the red light on and drive 5 miles then it goes out.
So, what this forces me to do is always over fill my tires by 3-4 lbs in the winter.
Yeah, Wal Mart is where the kids who are just busting in work, it might be better if they had some skilled supervision, but they don't. I just fixed an oil leak on a Town and Country where they completely forgot to install an o-ring on the oil filter. The 3.6l holds a lot of oil in the intake valley when you do that. Talk about a mess. I've forbidden my mom from ever going to Wal Mart again, no matter how busy I am I'll work late.A few years ago I had a sender unit ripped off the wheel when I bought new tires and they were removing the old ones. The shop (Walmart) told my wife, "It was already like that" and offered to replace it for $100. You could see where the unit was stretched out and ripped from the wheel. They were replacing OEM tires and the light had never come on before this.
When I called and complained, they offered to fix it no charge, but I wasn't willing to let them touch another vehicle of mine again. Ever.