Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket, one of the industry's leading manufacturers of OE Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems and OE-engineered TPMS replacement parts, has released a new video in its TPMS training series. Titled, "TPMS Vehicle Relearn vs. TPMS Sensor Programming," the new video highlights the differences between a traditional TPMS vehicle relearn procedure and the new sensor programming procedure required by some 'universal' and 'programmable' TPMS sensors.
The video explains that 'universal,' 'programmable' and other replacement sensors that use 'cloning' are often manufactured as 'blanks' and must be programmed with software for the specific vehicle application before they can be used. This is a new, extra step and it may require specialized training and new tools. The video contrasts these new 'extra-step' sensors with VDO REDI-Sensor, a multi-application TPMS sensor that comes pre-programmed and ready, right out of the box, for vehicle installation, just like an OE sensor.