: air pressure sensors

08-08-06, 06:44 PM
Just picked up a second set of stock wheels for my 06 all wheel drive STS. Went to my local small business tire shop to order a set of Blizzaks (before the fall price increase) and four air pressure sensors. He told me that he has never installed new sensors before and from what he has read on the subject, there is special equipment that he needs to purchase to install and test the sensors before he mounts the tires. He has changed tires which had sensors already installed, but never installed new ones. The equipment is about $800. Does anyone know if this is fact or can he just install the sensors in the wheels?
Any info would be appreciated.