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Hi everyone, just wanted to let you know rock auto has a vendor close out sale on our TPMS sensors. They have both frequencies available & are $19.79 each, normally almost $50 each. They are OEM replacements. Siemens no longer makes these & they now come from VDO Continental. I just received mine & they are 100% authentic & OEM. For about $100 you get them shipped to your door. Not a bad investment for the inevitable failures we will all have.
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So how does one find the information as to which frequency they have in their car, 315 or 433 MHz ?
 
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The problem with Rock Auto is they buy out stock lots that may have sat on shelves for years. Since TPM sensors only have a finite lifespan how many years of use are you going to get out of the discount parts? I'm cheap and have hesitated...
 
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My understanding is that US cars have 315 MHz
 
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A question would be , how old are these sensors. Battery life is usually about 7 years and sometimes more or less. I don't know how to verify age but if they are a few years old it will only limit their usefull life. If you use a TPMS tester it only gives you , battery good , low battery or bad battery.
 
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A question would be , how old are these sensors. Battery life is usually about 7 years and sometimes more or less. I don't know how to verify age but if they are a few years old it will only limit their usefull life. If you use a TPMS tester it only gives you , battery good , low battery or bad battery.
+1. The maximum storage life (recommendation) of lithium ion batteries is 10 years, and those are really the newer ones. This is unused sitting on a shelf. The earlier versions don't live that long. If Rock Auto lets you return them, you can check the date of manufacture, which I think (don't know) is on the TPMS and determine if it's worth the effort. I would use 7 years as a target life span if it were me.
 
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The ones I received from Rock Auto are mfg in 2016 so Iím fine with that. Thatís still 7-8 years of battery life.
 
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While I agree with the thought of Older is Bad, it would also depend on whether or not a person plans on keeping the car for 5+ years or not. It seems cheesy, but if a plan to sell in fairly near future is in place, older sensors to get rid of a fault (or possible imminent) is totally doable.
 
 
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