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I have been using NAPA Quik Sensors, very good coverage with five part numbers. We use the NAPA TPMS tool that clones the Quik sensor to the original. Very fast and I have not encountered a problem yet. Previously I used OEM sensors and introduced when needed with Snap-On scanner. This presented three problems- (1) Delays obtaining the sensor from the dealer. (2) Smaller profit margin on the OEM sensor. (3) Added time introducing new sensor (when required). On the rare occurrence that a NAPA Quik sensor does not offer a sensor for an application then I use OEM.

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we do a lot of sensors I started with alligator brand with the learning pad. I never had any problems just pain to run to the computer for every sensor. I now have the smart sensor pro . very easy to use and free updates. also can be used as a relearn tool. I have learned that alligator now has a hand held programmer. They get you buy having to use their sensors but I like the smart sensor pro sensors better.

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Most new cars have those pesky tire pressure sensor monitors built into the tire. They can be a real pain with the dash lights constantly coming on letting you know that you tire pressure is low. This bypass is helpful for anyone with a bad spring in the sensor itself or with someone who changes their tires often.

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I have been using the Redi sensors with not many problems. However I just purchased a Bartec tech400pro-ez TPMS tool, and it came with 20 free Schrader EZ-Sensors. So if all go good with the Schrader's I will be going with them.

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I have been using VDO Redi-Sensors, no problems and they are a decent price. Do not do enough of them to stock any.

 

we use these as well, keep 4 of both popular numbers in stock, they have majority coverage and work well.

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