Do you have to remove the sensor each time you need to add air?Was enjoying the ride home from my daughter's dance class when this happened tonight:
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Because the Insight has indirect TPMS monitoring, I purchased a proper TPMS system from Amazon a few months ago:
Amazon.com: Tymate Tire Pressure Monitoring System CL205 - Full-Color Screen, 6 Alarm Modes, CLA Charging, with 4 TPMS Sensors (0-6 Bar / 0-87 PSI)… : Automotive
I'm happy to say it worked exactly as advertised. I was able to watch the pressure drop in real-time once it started alarming. I run my tires at 40psi and have the system set to alarm at 35 or below. The Insight's indirect TPMS didn't raise an alarm until pressure was down to 8psi. Fortunately, I had bought a Civic spare setup. Since I'm quick due to tire rotations every 5K miles, I was able to swap in the spare in under ten minutes.
Tire is in my garage already plugged, I'll put it back on in the morning.
Proper TPMS sensors and spare setup saved the day.