View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 52.1 mpg (US) ... 22.2 km/L ... 4.5 L/100 km ... 62.6 mpg (Imp)
My nearest Mitsubishi & Subaru dealerships are 65 miles away. I am not driving 130 miles round trip to deal with sensors.
If I can't clone new sensors to my existing factory sensors, I would rather go without the sensors. It takes about 15 minutes to read the four codes on the car & clones 4 new matching sensors. When I changed both sets of tires last fall & this spring for my Mirage & Forester, the vehicles didn't even recognize the tires have been changed.
By having your new sensors programmed into your Mirage, your old sensors just became useless. Well, they aren't totally useless. You could pay the dealership another $150 to reprogram them back to the original sensors. If that's the case, I'd rather not have an extra set of sensors.
I realize you may have bought wheels that came with sensors, & this may not apply to your case exactly.
I will never change the TPMS codes on either of my vehicles. If a factory sensor dies for my 2011 Forester some day, I will just clone a $30 replacement. If I don't need the tire rebalanced, I can just break the bead & change it out myself. In my mind, owning two vehicles with TPMS & having 8 wheels for each one, justified the cost of buying a $125 tool that comes with lifetime updates. It will take care of any future vehicles I will ever own, too!
View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 49.5 mpg (US) ... 21.0 km/L ... 4.8 L/100 km ... 59.5 mpg (Imp)
If I had to.reprogram my car ever time I changed wheels, I wouldn't buy a 2nd set of sensors for them.
If you use 8 different codes/vehicle, you're never done messing with the system. Yuck!
I own two vehicles. I'd much rather have my two sets of wheels cloned to each other for each vehicle. Having to deal with 16 different sensor codes each spring & fall would be a pain.
Last edited by Mark; 04-05-2021 at 04:41 AM.