Having properly inflated tires can not only improve miles per gallon, but it also maintains the safety of the vehicle and the passengers inside it. Most modern cars include a built in tire monitoring system, but many of them are very basic and don’t tell you which tire is low or the PSI in the tires. Also, OEM systems are extremely expensive to repair when a tire sensor goes bad, and that’s precisely why I got this kit.
This review is on the Papago TPMS100 Wireless Tire Pressure Sensor. The TPMS kit included four wireless tire valve cover sensors, a cigarette lighter socket powered LCD receiver, a mini wrench, locking nuts, batteries and some spare parts.
I really like the fact that this whole kit is really plug and play, no wiring required. I didn’t even have to remove the tires to install the unit, like I would have had to do with an OEM replacement. Installation was as easy as plugging the LCD receiver into the power socket in my car, and screwing on the valve cover sensors and locking nuts onto each tire air valve stem.
The little locking nuts are meant to deter theft of the valve cover sensors, are they are quite effective. That’s where the included mini wrench comes into play. You basically tighten the nut up against the valve cover sensor, which in turn tightens the sensor in place, making it almost impossible to remove without the wrench. Just make sure to keep the wrench in the car in case you need to add air to the tires.
The LCD receiver screen displays the tire pressure in either PSI or BAR, and is pretty accurate. Obviously the tire pressure changes when the tires get hot, but that’s natural. There is even a mode to check the temperature of each individual tire, which I find quite neat. Having a built in USB port on the LCD receiver comes in handy too.
I received this product at a discounted rate in exchange of my honest review, and these are my unbiased thoughts on the product.
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