Tyson Boyer: Hi! I am Tyson Boyer with Dill Air Controls. Today I am going to talk to you about some important tips when servicing a vehicle with a tire pressure monitoring system.
With the increased number of vehicles and shops today they are require tire pressure monitoring system service or replacement. You need to be sure your team is delivery that consistent process using the dill service tips. This will insure your customer the piece of mind, professionalism and value of an actuary installed and functioning tire pressure monitoring system. Check product packaging for the torque specification for your application. If you over torque they hex nut or screw you may cause damage which could lead to air leaks or broken sensor. Under torque the hex nut or screw and the sensor may not fully seal cause in the part to use in up doing operation which can lead to a flat tire. Never use a brass valve core in an aluminum TPMS valve stem. The will calls the core to galvanize to this stem and become permanently stuck in it. In most cases, this will require a valve stem and possible sensor replacement. Use a nickel plated valve core only. Do not use decorative metal caps on an aluminum valve stem. It will galvanize and may not come off without breaking. If it does not come off with two fingers, you may have a problem, show in educate the customer immediately. Make sure you always break the tire bead with the valve stem at the 12-o'clock or the 6-o'clock position to minimize the chance of breaking a sensor. There are variations of service parts, valve stems and sensors depending up on the applications or market wheel you are working on. Use the dillvalves.
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When airing up tires with aluminum stems, be sure to place the air cockhead straight on to the valve stem and do not allow the chalk to bend during inflation. A slight band can calls the valve stem to break. When replacing components you must replace the rubber grommet. It dries out and cracks just like a rubber valve stem. If you encounter a problem while initially inspect the tire pressure monitoring system, be sure to educate the customer as soon as possible.
Remember you can show and shear the components on a tier pressure monitoring system to build a trusting relationship with your customer. By following these service tips, you'll save time, money and show your customer you are a pro at servicing TPMS.