A Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) is a safety device that measures, identifies and warns the driver when one or more tires is significantly under-inflated. Each sensor transmits temperature, air pressure, battery state and sensor location to the vehicle’s computer. The TPMS sensor is typically located as a valve-mounted stem in the tire. There are also band-mounted sensors that attach to the wheels themselves.
(Image: Standard QS106R)
Any collision that impacts the wheels will likely damage the TPMS sensors. Road hazards, over-tightening and the use of an improper valve core can also cause failure. Sensor battery discharge and electronic failure can also lead to malfunctioning.
Standard's sensors, like the QS106M, are designed to operate within a tighter radio frequency (RF). That eliminates most external interference for more accurate tire monitoring. The QWIK-SENSOR® Multi-Frequency TPMS sensor is available in rubber or metal stem. All of Standard's TPMS sensors come fully assembled from the factory, ready to install when activated, with no valve changes required. Combined with the Standard® OE-Matching TPMS, these sensors provide 99% coverage. Standard® also offers a full line of service kits and TPMS tools.