TPMS Industry News

2017

May 2017
2017 ATS Tour Updates

TIA is taking its award winning Automotive Tire Service (ATS) Certification Course back on the road and will be visiting 4 cities in 2017. Those who attend the 4-day class will be certified as Advanced ATS Instructors, allowing them to certify ATS Instructors and Technicians in the field.

2017 ATS Tour

Certified Automotive Tire Service (ATS) is a 300 and 400-level certification program that provides in-depth and comprehensive instruction on the recommended procedures for servicing modern automobiles and light trucks. Certified ATS is designed for the professional passenger and light truck tire technician so the subjects range from the relationship between torque and clamping force to the TPMS relearn procedures on domestic and import vehicles. Certified ATS also includes an exclusive module on Tire Conditions Analysis that use images from TIA’s Passenger and Light Truck Tire Conditions Manual to educate technicians on the most likely reasons for common irregular treadwear patterns. Download the PDF today!

Following is a list of the 18 Modules that make up the Certified Automotive Tire Service (ATS) Program:

  • Module 1: Introduction - Covers personal protective equipment (PPE) and general shop safety practices.
  • Module 2: Tires - Covers tire construction, nomenclature, sizing, application, and replacement guidelines.
  • Module 3: Wheel & Fasteners - Covers wheel and rim nomenclature as well as fastener and bolt hole identification.
  • Module 4: Raising the Vehicle - Addresses the step-by-step procedures and safety guidelines for lifting a vehicle with an above-ground lift or floor jack and jack stands.
  • Module 5: Tire/Wheel Assembly Removal - Covers the procedures for removing the assembly from the vehicle including wheel locks and wheel covers.
  • Module 6: RIST - Covers the step-by-step procedures for wheel - installation and explains the relationship between torque and clamping force.
  • Module 7: Demounting, Mounting & Inflation - Covers the step-by-step procedures for de-mounting, mounting and inflating tires on rims with valve stem and band-mounted sensors.
  • Module 8: Balance and Run-Out - Address the basic principles of balance and run-out including the use of pin-plates to secure the assembly to the balancer.
  • Module 9: Puncture Repair - Covers the general industry guidelines for - puncture repairs in passenger and light truck tires as well as the step-by-step procedures for installing one-piece and two-piece repair systems.
  • Module 10: Tire Conditions Analysis - Uses images from the Passenger and Light Truck Tire Conditions Manual to show technicians the signs of common problems that may require removal from service.
  • Module 11: TPMS Education - Explains the different types of TPMS currently in use and how they can be identified.
  • Module 12: TPMS Service Requirements - Covers the step-by-step procedures for servicing valve stem and band mounted sensors.
  • Module 13: TPMS Relearn Procedures - Provides a brief overview of the relearn requirements for popular domestic and foreign vehicles using the TPMS Relearn Chart.
  • Module 14: TPMS Diagnostics - Covers the necessary steps to correct a malfunction with common electronic scan tools including the replacement of a sensor on popular Asian models.
  • Module 15: RMA Care and Service of Automobile and Light Truck Tires.
  • Module 16: ALI Lift Point Guide and American National Standard.
  • Module 17: Load & Inflation Tables.
  • Module 18: Tire Dimensions Tables.

April 2017
Bartec announces their latest software update!

Bartec USA, the North American leader in TPMS Diagnostic tools and solutions, announces the release of their latest TPMS tool software update.  Available to current subscribers at tools.bartecusa.com, Release 56 can now be downloaded to your respective Bartec TPMS Tool.  Once again, this newest version of software is packed with features and coverages that only Bartec TPMS Tools can offer. The available features depend on which Bartec tool you have and are clearly defined in the software release bulletins found by clicking the Tech Support icon found in Bartec’s TPMS Desktop.

Bartec announces their latest software update!

Bartec continues to increase placard coverage for the Tech400 Pro. According to Director of Sales. Steve Long. “This cut of software adds placard adjusting function to 102 make – model – year combinations! When you think TPMS placard adjusting, think about making more money with your TPMS Tool,” Long continued. In addition to the market leading vehicle coverage, the Tech400Pro is the only TPMS Scan Tool that can update wirelessly! Simply connect the tool to your local router, and the tool takes care of the rest.

Bartec announces their latest software update!

Release 56 contains these other awesome updates and features for the range of Bartec TPMS Tools.

April 2017
New USA TPMS Tool Promotions Announced

Bartec USA is pleased to announce TPMS Promotions for USA Q2 2017 Valid April 1 - June 30, 2017. There are five promotions in total covering the best TPMS tools available in the market place. The promotions include a TPMS Tool Trade Up, the Tech400Pro, the Tech300Proc, the EZ-sensor & Bartec Software Package and a Software Update certificate update.

New USA TPMS Tool Promotions Announced

The promotions include:

  • TPMS Tool Trade Up - Replace that old TPMS tool with the industry leading Tech400Pro
  • Buy a Tech400Pro receive FREE a TIA chart, a roll of 25 Placard labels, a TPG100 digital tire pressure and tread depth gauge, plus an extra year of software for a total of 3 years!
  • Purchase a Tech300Proc and receive FREE TIA chart one additional year software (for a total of 2 years]
  • Buy a Tech300Proc with OBD Upgrade Kit and receive an additional year of software (for a total of 2 years)
  • Purchase a 1, 2 or 3 year software certificate for your TPMS Tool and receive EZ-Sensor® TIA and other benefits
  • Buy a one year or a two year software certificate for the Tech500 or Tech400SD and receive 6 months software free!

Visit our website at www.bartecusa.com or call our sales office toll free at (855) 877-9732 for additional information.


April 2017
New Canada TPMS Tool Promotions Announced

Bartec USA is pleased to announce TPMS Promotions for Canada Q2 2017 Valid April 1 - June 30, 2017. There are five promotions in total covering the best TPMS tools available in the market place. The promotions include a TPMS Tool Trade Up, the Tech400Pro, the Tech300Proc, the EZ-sensor & Bartec Software Package and a Software Update certificate update.

New Canada TPMS Tool Promotions Announced

The promotions include:

  • TPMS Tool Trade Up - Replace that old TPMS tool with the industry leading Tech400Pro
  • Buy a Tech400Pro and receive free, one additional year of tool software updates! (Total 3 years of software updates)
  • Buy a Tech300Proc with OBD Upgrade Kit and receive an additional year of software (for a total of 2 years)
  • Purchase 4 EZ-sensors® and a 1 year software certificate for your Tech400SD or Tech500 TPMS tool and receive 1 year Free software!
  • Buy a one year or a two year software certificate for the Tech500 or Tech400SD and receive 6 months software free!

Visit our website at www.bartecusa.com or call our sales office toll free at (855) 877-9732 for additional information.


March 2017
New Revive Website Launched

Following on from our recently launched products over the last few months we are pleased to announce the launch of our new Revive Turbo Cleaner website which can be found on www.revivecleaner.com.

New Revive Website Launched

The new website is packed with information covering the full product range, product questions, how to use it, applications, product videos and a comprehensive overview. Revive Turbo Cleaner is a safe water based, non-toxic, non-corrosive and non-flammable fluid, that is sprayed into the vehicle’s intake system whilst the engine is running. As the Revive fluid passes through the engine system it locks onto built up oily/carbon deposits and strips away surface layers.

Revive uses proven patented technology that was developed for cleaning aeroplane jet engines, power station turbines, large marine engines and now vehicle engines. It is a surfactant, which combines with the air to remove the surface layers of soot/carbon which build up in an engine over time. This soot/carbon gets attached to the vanes of the turbo and all of the moving parts of the system through which the combustion gases flow and is removed as small particles which will not damage the engine.


February 2017
Technical Service Bulletin - R55.0 Software Update

Overview - Software Update Release 55.0 for Bartec USA TPMS Tools. This software update increases MY2017 coverage, opens additional placard adjusting coverage, opens more OBD communications, and improves aftermarket sensor functionality and coverage. NOTE: this is the last update to be released on the original Tech400 tools (Serial numbers 600000-602999) (Tools sold 2007-2009).

Technical Service Bulletin - R55.0 Software Update

Increased Recommended Inflation Pressure [Placard] Programming Coverage In order to maintain the operative status of a TPMS, adjustments to the recommended inflation pressure [Placard Pressure Settings] are needed when up-fitting and plus sizing. The Tech400Pro uses special VIN decoding to control the programming process. Simply connect the 400Pro to the OBDII port and follow the tool instructions. For more information please reference the coverage charts at www.bartecusa.com.


February 2017
Bartec announces their latest Software Update!

Bartec USA, the North American leader in TPMS Diagnostic tools and solutions, announces the release of their last tool software update. Available to current subscribers at tools.bartecusa.com, Release 55 can now be downloaded to your respective Bartec TPMS Tool.

Bartec announces their latest Software Update!

As always, this newest version of software is packed with features and coverages that only Bartec can offer. The available features depend on which Bartec tool you have and are clearly defined in the software release bulletins found by clicking the Tech Support icon found in TPMS Desktop. "Bartec continues to lead the industry with cool new features," according to C.E.O. Scot Holloway. "For example if you own a Tech400Pro and have it connected to the internet, this latest release will automatically download! How cool is that, not having to log in or connect to a PC, but rather have it happen on its own?" In addition to more OBD relearns, Release 55 adds more programmable sensor coverage, Model Year 2017 Vehicles, and more placard adjusting coverage. For a complete breakdown and explanation of all new features included in software releases 55 and which tools covered; simply click on the Tech Support icon in your TPMS Desktop and click on TSB’s. There you will find the software release bulletins as well as other TPMS support information.


January 2017
Automotive Tire Service (ATS) Training Tour

TIA is taking its award winning Automotive Tire Service (ATS) Certification Course back on the road and will be visiting 6 cities across the U.S. in 2017. Those who attend the 4-day class will be certified as Advanced ATS Instructors, allowing them to certify ATS Instructors and Technicians in the field.

Automotive Tire Service (ATS) Training Tour

Coming to six cities across the U.S. in 2017!

  • January 31 - February 3 2017, Dallas, TX
  • February 28 – March 3 2017, Charlotte, NC
  • June 20 – June 23 2017, Baltimore, MD
  • August 2017 TBA, Seattle, WA
  • October 2017 TBA, Louisville, KY
  • December 2017 TBA, Sarasota, FL

Visit our website at www.bartecusa.com or call our sales office toll free at (855) 877-9732 for additional information.


January 2017
Bartec announces hiring of National Sales Manager

Bartec USA the North American leader in TPMS Diagnostic tools, announces the hiring of Sean Mackinnon as National Sales Manager, North. Sean Mackinnon most recently with the Tire Industry Association, is widely known as a Wheel and Tire Service Expert and Leading Industry Trainer, and will bring his vast knowledge of TPMS and Tire Service to the Bartec North American Sales Team.

“Bartec has always operated with the ‘train first, sell second’ philosophy and Sean brings a truckload of experience and knowledge and will be a huge asset for our distributor partners and the end users of our products,” that according to Bartec C.E.O. Scot Holloway. “As Bartec continues to broaden our product line into other vehicle service areas, we needed someone with a solid automotive service background and Sean is that guy!” continued Holloway.

Bartec announces hiring of National Sales ManagerSean’s background in Tire Service, Training and in particular, TPMS means he will hit the ground running in the New Year. “Sean has a solid ability to manage sales, marketing and product training; and he has the right balance of sales and technical expertise which makes Sean an asset on day one,” according to Steve Long, Bartec Director of Sales.

While at TIA, Sean presided over the Automotive Tire Service Program as the Director of Automotive Training and Development and was instrumental in the successful training of automotive service professionals all throughout North America. As a Certified ATS Trainer, Sean will also keep the entire Bartec sales force certified and current with vehicle technology. Bartec continues to see a significant rise in the demand for their popular line of TPMS Tools and Solutions, and the need for more ‘feet on the ground’ is greater than ever! Bartec is well known for excellent customer service and it is something their customers demand.

Sean will join Dennis Flannery and Kelly Nugent as the “A-Team” of TPMS sales professionals along with a network of Independent Representatives and the very best group of Distributor Partners. Bartec believes that when you combine that kind of talent with the market leading line of TPMS Tools and Solutions, they will continue to deliver on the promise of TPMS success for the auto repair and tire retail industries.

Bartec is a leading supplier of TPMS technology and solutions to better aid automotive service professionals worldwide.  Visit our website at www.bartecusa.com or call our sales office toll free at (855)877-9732 for additional information.

January 2017
New USA TPMS Tool Promotions Announced

Bartec USA is pleased to announce TPMS Promotions for USA Q1 2017 Valid January 1 - March 31, 2017. There are four promotions in total covering the best TPMS tools available in the market place. The promotions include the Tech400Pro, Tech300Proc, The EZ-sensor & Bartec Software Package and a Software Update certificate option over 1 or 2 years.

New USA TPMS Tool Promotions Announced

The promotions include:

  • Buy a Tech400PRO, get a TIA chart, a roll of 25 Placard labels, and an extra year of software for a total of 3 years!
  • Buy a Tech300PROC with OBD Upgrade Kit and receive an additional year of software (for a total of 2 years) and a TIA Guide.
  • Purchase a 1 year software certificate for a Tech500 or Tech400SD and receive a Free TIA chart & (2) Schrader 33500 EZ-sensors!
  • Keep your Bartec tool up to date by purchasing a 1 or 2 year software update certificate for your Tech400SD or Tech500 TPMS tool

Visit our website at www.bartecusa.com or call our sales office toll free at (855) 877-9732 for additional information.


January 2017
New Canada TPMS Tool Promotions Announced

Bartec USA is pleased to announce TPMS Promotions for Canada Q1 2017 Valid January 1 - March 31, 2017. There are four promotions in total covering the best TPMS tools available in the market place. The promotions include the Tech400Pro, Tech300Proc, The EZ-sensor & Bartec Software Package and a Software Update certificate option over 1 or 2 years.

New Canada TPMS Tool Promotions Announced

The promotions include:

  • Buy a Tech400Pro and receive free, one additional year of tool software updates! (Total 3 years of software updates)
  • Buy a Tech300PROC with OBD Upgrade Kit and receive an additional year of software (for a total of 2 years)
  • Purchase the NEW EZ-sensor® Get free software for your Bartec TPMS Tool[when you purchase software]
  • Buy a one year or a two year software certificate for the Tech500 or Tech400SD and receive 6 months software free!

Visit our website at www.bartecusa.com or call our sales office toll free at (855) 877-9732 for additional information.