Alligator sens.it RS & RS+ universal TPMS sensors now cover the third-generation Kia Forte that comes equipped with Pacific OEM sensors, which was introduced in model year 2019.
The vehicle is part of a growing trend in Hyundai/Kia models – early TPMS systems could only learn new sensors through the diagnostic port (OBD-learning) but some new cars support automatic learning.
If a scan tool isn’t available for sensor-ID registration, then park the vehicle for 20 minutes and drive until the pressures for the new tires show up on the display or until the TPMS warning light clears.
Using sensors that have an auto-learning feature is especially helpful for DIYers that install wheels themselves but don’t have access to a scanner for registering the new IDs and for wheel shops that rely on the end-users to handle the TPMS learning process.
The sensor also supports location detection, so when rotating tires, there’s no need to reset the system manually – simply follow the same procedure as auto-learning and the tire display will show the new sensor locations after driving for a few minutes.
Shops that use Alligator TPMS sensors are working with a part that supports the full range of OE features which makes the techs’ jobs easier, reduces unnecessary down-time in the bays for TPMS learning or sensor issues, helps the business’ bottom line, and keeps its customers happy and coming back.
When replacing OEM sensors with aftermarket units, rest assured that TPMS sensors from Alligator will provide the same functionality that the vehicle offers!
Regardless of the tool that’s used to program the sensors, this car should be available for programming after completing the latest update.