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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffp View Post
    A few days ago I had my OEM tires replaced. The gentleman running the shop replaced my metal valve covers with silver plastic covers. He said that the metal covers can get corroded to the valve stem and sometime requires a wrench to remove. If the cover is too tight or stuck you can run the risk of snapping the stem, lose all your air and require complete replacement of the TPMS "transmitter".

    So, long story short, I suggest switching out the metal covers for plastic ones.
    My 2012 came with chrome covered plastic caps, and seem difficult to distinguish between the solid metal ones. I've also had professional tire guys tell me that the solid metal ones can cause problems. Use your best judgement and why take a potential risk with the metal ones ?????

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    here you go...you can have your metal caps AND a way to take them off:

    http://turbometal.com/media/catalog/...-FDO-C-LEX.jpg

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    I have checked them from an auto store near my home and their cost was like 10-11$ per piece. but i have my existing pieces and they are doing pretty much fine for my ride. but i m about to replace them in the up coming days.

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    My 2013 came with TPMS-color-matched plastic caps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffp View Post
    A few days ago I had my OEM tires replaced. The gentleman running the shop replaced my metal valve covers with silver plastic covers. He said that the metal covers can get corroded to the valve stem and sometime requires a wrench to remove. If the cover is too tight or stuck you can run the risk of snapping the stem, lose all your air and require complete replacement of the TPMS "transmitter".

    So, long story short, I suggest switching out the metal covers for plastic ones.
    Did he give it back to you?
    I wonder how many he's conned.

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    in any case you should have the caps. If not you can be sure he sells them online for easily 20 bucks !!!
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