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  • Posted by joekessel on February 19, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    We are attempting to establish a fee for resetting tire pressure monitoring systems. Some vehicles are simpler than others. Possibly clock time with a minimum or maybe flat-rate. What do you think knowing time is money?

    hemitom replied 11 years, 1 month ago 6 Members · 5 Replies
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  • tony-gobble

    Member
    February 20, 2011 at 2:54 am

    We usually don’t charge anything because people are not educated about the systems and everyone else seems to be giving it away. I raised the rate on all my tire services to try to compensate for lost revenue due to TPMS. If there is a faulty sensor then we charge for the repair but if it is just a reset due to low pressure or a rotation there is no extra charge.

    Here is what walmart is doing http://www.walmart.com/catalog/catalog.gsp?cat=495845

  • jay-mathes

    Member
    February 20, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    I think discussing actual price/time is not allowed.

    That said, there is a lot of real estate between rotating tires and relearning positions when needed to a ‘squishy tire’ lamp blaring with a non pressure related issue.

    I think the former should be built in to a rotation price. Some sort themselves out without any fuss.

    Actual problems handled like any other system testing quote.

  • Dan Goninen

    Member
    March 15, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    we have done free rotations on new sets of tires we sell for about 15 yrs.we have a set rate of 15.00 on resets for about the last 3yrs and have had no trouble.

  • SpencersAuto

    Member
    May 22, 2011 at 3:17 am

    Tony Gobble wrote:

    > We usually don’t charge anything because people are not educated about the systems and everyone else seems to be giving it away. I raised the rate on all my tire services to try to compensate for lost revenue due to TPMS. If there is a faulty sensor then we charge for the repair but if it is just a reset due to low pressure or a rotation there is no extra charge.

    >

    > Here is what walmart is doing http://www.walmart.com/catalog/catalog.gsp?cat=495845

    They sure make up the difference with the “per lug nut” installation fee… ;)

  • hemitom

    Member
    May 23, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    We charge $10.00 with no problems. That’s a six minute charge.