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Do spare tyres have a TPMS system?

Most spare tyres do not have a TPMS sensor installed.

This is due to the fact that the spare tyre should only be used as a temporary replacement - in the event of a flat tyre. They are not intended to be driven on for an extended period of time.

However, some vehicles with a direct TPMS system may come equipped with a TPMS sensor on the spare.

In these cases, the TPMS sensor on the spare tyre will typically only send data to the vehicle's computer when the spare tyre is being used. They will not monitor the pressure of the spare tyre when it is being stored in the boot. If you're not sure whether your spare tyre has a TPMS sensor you can check your car’s handbook. Failing this, contact the manufacturer for more information.