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Hello All, The Service Tire Monitor warning came up on the dashboard on a recent long freeway jaunt from Sacramento to San Jose. The car is a 2005 that I have owned since 2013 and it has 97K miles on it. Put new tires on it in 2016 from Americas Tire and at that time the they asked if I wanted the TPMS sensors renewed and I decided against it. Even though that was 5 years ago the tires only have maybe 2k miles on them since and are in great shape. It does not surprise me that the 16 year old sensors need servicing / replacement so my question is, would it be better to trust the tire place (they do all my other cars) to properly replace the sensors, or should I trust the Cadillac dealer to remove and remount the tires? Thanks! XLRated.
 

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The Tire Store will install the same sensor as the Dealer, the only difference is the dealer would probably charge more. I suggest a quote from each to see how much the difference would be.
 

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I agree. use the tire store .Even if they use an aftermarket sensor they use one that works for them that they can stand behind. Also that is an easy estimate they both can give you I guess the tire shop will be 125$ less
 

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Thank Robert and Bion for responding. The plan was to get a quote and you to reinforced how important that was. America's tire quoted $302.20 and Cadillac quoted $800 flat. A delta of nearly $500. This decision was easier than I thought. Thanks again. XLRated
 
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