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There are many sources of TPMS for your vehicle. The internet has many online shops, marketplaces, and ads for TPMS sensors, at many different prices. We encourage buyers to know what they are looking for prior to purchasing.


How do you know what you will be buying is an authentic part?

...We sell only OEM TPMS parts made by OEM TPMS suppliers.

Who makes TPMS?

...There are 5 companies that make TPMS for the vehicle manufacturers, Schrader, Huf, VDO, TRW and Pacific.

Does quality matter?

...Yes! TPMS is a safety device, like a seat belt or airbag and should be treated as such. Dont trust your safety to un-validated or untested parts!

How can you spot replica or fake parts?

...Its getting harder to tell as companies try to make exact copies of OE TPMS parts. They do not perform the same as OE. To make the price lower they use inferior components!

Here are a few things to look for on TPMS sensors:


Missing FCC numbers, factory markings, cheap potting, parts missing on circuit board.


Missing or mis spelled manufacturer name, country of origin..


Cheap looking components (stem), cheap potting or housing


Consumers should be aware of what is out there and know if it seems to good to be true, it may be...

Please contact us if you have any questions about our products. We encourage you to also contact the manufacturer if more information is required

Schrader:
Email: SchraderNA@sensata.com
Phone: 1-800.288.1804
Monday - Friday, 8:00am- 8:00pm EST
Saturday, 10:00am-2:00pm EST

Huf:
Huf North America Automotive Parts
Manufacturing, Corp
9020 W.Dean Road
Milwaukee, WI 53224, USA
Tel: 414-365-8175
E-Mail: info_us@intellisens.com


VDO
6755 Snowdrift Road | Allentown, PA 18106 | USA
Tel: (800) 564-5066 | Fax: (610) 289-1766
E-mail: salessupport-us@continental.com
For more information, visit:
www.vdo.com/usa






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