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COVER STORY
THE TOOLS
When a customer comes into the shop
because their TPMS warning indicator
has lit up on their dash, the first thing
the shop will do is use a TPMS tool
to scan each tire. It reads the sensor
in the tire and displays all the sensor
information on the screen, which
indicates what is the problem. If the
problem is the sensors themselves, like
a dead battery, then the sensors have
to be replaced. After the sensors are
replaced, the TPMS tool is used again
to perform a relearn (OBD, stationary or
auto) so the sensors can properly communicate
with the vehicle.
There are a few different types of
TPMS tools on the market, ranging from
simple TPMS-only functions, to complete
scan tools with TPMS integrated.
Hamaton's H47 TPMS tool is an
entry-level option that is perfect for your
average garage or tire shop, Henderson
says. The Hamaton H56 TPMS tool is
a premium tool for high volume TPMS
shops that want a comprehensive TPMS
and tire management tool.
Bartec's Tech450PRO is the direct
replacement for the company's popular
Tech450, an advanced, mid-range allin-one
TPMS service tool. The PRO
works on more cars, has color display,
a better processor, better battery and
Bluetooth wireless data transfer, and
Wi-Fi updating.
However, the Tech450PRO uses a
cable to connect to the vehicle's OBD-II
port, so if a wireless vehicle connection
interface (VCI) is preferred, then the
Bartec Tech600PRO is a better option.
This tool is all about speed, accuracy and
ease of use, says Scot Holloway, CEO
of Bartec USA. While it can complete
a relearn in seconds, there can still be
some hesitation out there about wireless
VCI technology.
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Hamdi's excitement about the tools and
equipment on his truck is contagious and helps
him make the sale.
" The biggest fear that we've picked
up on when going to a wireless VCI is
leaving it in the car. So we put a light on
it and a buzzer. The minute the signal is
disconnected, the tool is buzzing and I
get a buzzer and a light going on inside
the car, " Holloway says.
Hamdi, who is a self-professed
guy, " also loves
the company's
MaxiSys MS906TS, which
is an advanced wireless diagnostic
device integrated with a TPMS
antenna module.
ATEQ's VT56 is an all-in-one
TPMS and tire management tool that
is most recommended for larger shops,
says Emily Humpert, marketing and
communications manager at ATEQ
TPMS Tools. For smaller shops, the
VT37 is ideal, which is a TPMS
" Autel
http://www.VehicleServicePros.com

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of august2021

Editor's Note: Keep Holding On
Sneak Peek
Most Wanted
In Focus
2021 PTEN Innovation Awards Winners
Cover Story: Big Wheels Keep on Turning
Diagnostic Tech: OEM and Aftermarket Scan Tools - Increasing Your Situational Awareness
Show Me Your Truck: Designed for Efficiency
Go Sell Something: No Two Customers Are Alike
Driving Sales: Products that will help your bottom line
Tales From the Road: Always Looking Ahead
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august2021 - Editor's Note: Keep Holding On
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august2021 - Most Wanted
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august2021 - In Focus
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august2021 - 2021 PTEN Innovation Awards Winners
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