Below are the top ten most frequently asked questions that Schrader receives online, in the field, and during training sessions with customers. However, your specific questions are important to us, so please use the button below as needed. Thank you for contacting Schrader.

Safety – the presence of TPMS has resulted in a 55.6 percent reduction in the likelihood that a vehicle would have one or more severely underinflated tires.

Fuel Savings – TPMS-equipped vehicles were estimated to save more than $511 million in 2011 through reduced fuel consumption.

Environmental – 3.5 million gallons of gasoline wasted every year due to underinflated tires.

(Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, TPMS Effectiveness Report, November, 2012)

The specifications for TPMS are unique to each OEM car manufacturer, and are designed and marketed as such, that’s why you see the numbers of different sensor types. The good news is that with Schrader’s programmable EZ-sensor®, you can stock just 2 sensors (315 & 433 Mhz) and program them to over 90% of TPMS-equipped vehicles that you may see come in your repair shop for repair. This eliminates the need to stock hundreds of the original replacement sensors.

The batteries in Schrader TPMS sensors are molded within the sensor housing and are meant for a one-use application, and can last 7-10 years depending on individual driving patterns.

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