The repair data company issues this warning to workshops as the EU legislation around TPMS is likely to provide more work opportunities but also brings its own challenges.
Rod Williams, Chief Executive at Autodata, explains that garages need to be aware more work of this kind will be coming their way in the future and that it should not be regarded as a simple or cheap job to do.
“Automotive legislation is a constantly changing beast and can sometimes have a positive impact on the bottom line of a workshop,” he adds. “The systems aren’t bullet-proof and the number of cars on the road that feature TPMS is growing rapidly; forward-thinking workshops and business owners will maximise the opportunity this presents by arming themselves with the best technical data to ensure that no time is wasted in maintaining or repairing these systems.”
Autodata estimates that a replacement TPMS will cost in the region of £50 and £150, and that although the sensor has been designed to last for years, it can be prone to premature failure.
Wear and tear plays a part, but damage or corrosion to the sleeve, valve cap, valve core or rubber grommet, can all be the cause for the TPMS failing.