FAQs

Where do I register my warranty?

To register your warranty go to the home page click on the tab at the top "About" and scroll down to the Warranty tab and follow the simple registration instructions.

Can I install it myself, and is it really quick to install?

Yes, the MICHELIN Tyre Pressure Management System (TPMS) is really simple to install and will take approximately 3 minutes. Just refer to the simple fitting guide below.

Michelin Tyre Pressure Management System (TPMS) Instruction Manual

How long is the warranty?

The system is warranted to be free from manufacturing defects and is guaranteed for a period of twelve months from date of purchase.

Where do I find the Terms & Conditions?

On the home page click on the tab at the top "About" and scroll down the page where you will find the Terms & Conditions.

How are the dust valve-cap pressure sensors locked?

The valve cap sensors are locked using the anti-theft lock nuts.  These are screwed onto the tyre valve first, then held in place with the spanner provided.

Can I use the same system for my trailer or caravan and is it easy to install?

The system can be used with trailers and caravans and is very easy to install.  

Is the MICHELIN Tyre Pressure Management System (TPMS) suitable for high speed applications?

Yes, no problem at all, the sensors have been tested for high speed applications also.

Do the external sensors or locking nuts corrode?

The MICHELIN Tyre Pressure Management System (TPMS) sensors use a thread which is nickel plated.  This will avoid corrosion with valve stems such as aluminium. During winter when the roads are heavily salted, it is advisable to take some precautions by removing the sensors and placing a small amount of silicone grease or WD40 on the locking nut & screw thread of the stem, and periodically checking during this time. Where the wheel will be exposed to extremely salty conditions e.g. boat trailers immersed in salt water, we recommend not to use the locking nut.

Can I get replacement sensors?

We supply a pack of 2 extra sensors which can be purchased separately from the system.

What pressure range does the system operate at?

The TPMS sensors operate between 1.7 - 5.9 BAR / 25-86 PSI

How do I know which tyre has the fault, when im alerted by the MICHELIN Tyre Pressure Management System (TPMS) receiver?

When you park up safely the tyre which has caused the alert will have the TPMS sensor flashing for 2 minutes so you are aware which tyre has the problem.

My wheel position is greater than the 7 metre range you specify in the Instruction Sheet?

The sensors have actually been tested over 50 metres in free air. However, with the sensor within a wheel arch and the receiver mounted on the windscreen, there is an increased interference. Seven metres is a conservative distance. 

How many sensors can you have fitted for a journey?

You can have up to 12 sensors fitted for a journey.

When cleaning my wheels can I wash the sensors?

This is not a problem, however please avoid using specific Wheel Cleaning Chemicals which may in some cases attach themselves to the sensor, this may give the effect of a discolouration of the sensor, which can only be removed with rigourous cleaning, so please avoid using these type of chemicals.

Are the sensors waterproof and can they be used on a boat trailer?

The sensors are waterproof and have been tested to IP67 rating which is 1 meter depth, however we don’t recommend that they are left immersed in water permanently as this can cause corrosion over time.

Does the sensor flash constantly when I am alerted about a tyre in distress on my receiver?

The sensor is designed to flash dependant on which alert the receiver has received eg. early low pressure/high pressure/fast leakage.

Please see the fitting instructions for warnings, alarms and specifications.

My pressure checker shows my new tyre sensors battery life not being full capacity?

From the point of manufacture, the sensor will show a loss of battery capacity, this is also as a result of the sensitivity of the revolutionary tyre pressure checker.

What happens if my receiver battery power is low?

If the on/off icon flashes red this means that the battery power in the receiver is low and needs topping.  Leaving it in direct sunlight for approximately 10 minutes should fully charge the receiver.  The receiver will also charge if left in light on a cloudy day but will take a little longer.

Does the receiver require direct sunlight to charge?

The receiver will charge if left in light even on a cloudy day.  It does not have to be direct sunlight although it will charge quicker if it is left in direct sunlight.