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Old 06-13-2012, 10:42 AM
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Just had new tires installed on my X3 and ran into the same problem. I had already done the research and nowhere in the sensor manufacturers literature or BMW TIS is there any mention of "servicing" sensors.

I talked to several shops and they all said they recommend TPMS service. I made an appt with Discount Tire and once in the shop I told them I didn't want the service. The "kid" proceeded to lecture me on what a big mistake I was making and that they could not guarantee that they wouldn't damage the sensors if they didn't remove them. I snapped the little sh!ts head off and left. Two days later I had the tires installed at the dealer. They said as long as the collars are tight and not leaking there is no need to touch them before the batteries run down (about 7 years). $138.00 and about a hour in a very nice waiting area and they were done. All in all a very pleasant experience. These ripoff, padding the bill, tire installers can go out of business for all I care.
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