Keep TPMS Tools Updated for Accurate Relearns

May 31, 2022

Continental is launching a national public service campaign to make sure tire dealerships and service facilities are aware they need to keep TPMS tools updated so they can service all vehicle makes and models and ensure trouble-free and profitable tire services.

Keeping the TPMS scan tool up to date is an important service step technicians can take because many issues are caused by out-of-date software. If the TPMS scan tool is not up to date, the technician will have problems diagnosing TPMS faults and relearning sensors to the vehicle. 

“TPMS relearn tool manufacturers update software almost on a monthly basis. Many factors can initiate a software change, such as new vehicle model introductions or older vehicle recall,” says Sean Lannoo, sales technical training supervisor. 

“Keeping the relearn tool up to date with the latest software will ensure quick and accurate relearns.“

In addition to regular updates from tool manufacturers, aftermarket TPMS sensor manufacturers are also introducing new sensor part numbers on an ongoing basis to expand application coverage and accommodate new vehicles as they are released by OEMs. These new sensors will require updated tool software to be serviced properly.

Technicians should check with their tool manufacturer for the latest updates or go to the tool manufacturer’s website and find links to update their software.

Owners of Continental AutodiagnosTPMS Tools can download free software updates from the Autodiagnos website.