TPMS Industry News
2009

December 2009
Model year 2010 launches on the TECH400 Plus, TECH400, TECH300 Plus and TECH300:

December 2009 - Model year 2010 launches on the TECH400PLUS, TECH400, TECH300PLUS and TECH300Bartec USA, LLC announces model year 2010 updates for its range of premium TPMS Tools.

Bartec have launched software updates for the model year 2010 including all new vehicles and new TPMS. There are quite a few changes! As ever Bartec experience and presence in the car plants enables us to bring these software updates to you long before the competition.

To update your tool with the new software follow the normal procedure and go to our 2010 Tool upgrades website please click the image on the right or click here to access our Tools Upgrade Database.

December 2009
New product release - The TPMS Total Tool Kit

December 2009 - New product release - The TPMS Total Tool KitBartec USA, LLC announces the newest addition to the TPMS line of products. The TPMS Total Tool Kit.

This newest addition to the Bartec product line will surely raise some eyebrows in the Tire Service Industry. The total tool kit was designed specifically with the entry level technician in mind. Bartec has long recognized the need for a comprehensive sensor servicing solution for first time service companies. Tire pressure sensors come in all shapes, sizes and protocols. Give your service techs the tools and knowledge to trouble shoot, service and install tire.

The One Tool solution...

The TECH400 Plus programs the TPMS sensor ID's to Asian vehicles that require this complex OBD re-learn process. The TECH400 Plus is a sensor activation tool and scan tool in a single package; making the tool easy and fast to operate. The TECH400 Plus utilizes a sensor programming process based upon those developed by Bartec and used in assembly plant operations. The one tool solution to servicing TPMS issues on Domestic and Foreign vehicles.

Don't go it alone...

Use the comprehensive Training kit to educate and inform your service techs in the do's and dont's of TPMS. Take the guess work out of TPMS and give your employees the confidence to overcome and find logical solutions to keep your customers coming back. The comprehensive DVD training solution has over 3hrs of technical and hands on demonstration, which includes TPMS trouble shooting, tire mounting and dismounting procedures, valve stem maintenance and replacement, sensor removal and installation. Also included is the 133 page reference guide and work book that can be accessed for quick solutions on the shop floor. STOP! You are also supported by our industry leading Technical and Customer support that will guide you through the ever changing world of TPMS.

The right tools for the job...

The sensor servicing and installation tool kit is a must in regards to the Comprehensive TPMS solution. This kit has been compiled by the industry leaders and has all the necessary tools to service, repair and install all known sensor types Foreign and Domestic.

Bartec's TPMS experience and understanding is the basis for all of their tool designs. Additionally, it is their knowledge base that makes their technical support second to none. Combining superior tools with an experienced customer service staff, Bartec offers the most complete TPMS re-learn solution available.

November 2009
Bartec USA announces new TPMS website:

November 2009 - Bartec USA announces new TPMS websiteBartec USA, LLC announces their newly designed website to assist consumers and repair technicians alike, in the ever-complicated topic of TPMS.

WHYTPMS.COM is a website that will help consumers get answers to their questions regarding Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems. Car owners will be able to find out the systems work, why we have TPMS, how TPMS is a benefit, what can go wrong, and how things are repaired. After all that, they will be able to do a local map search and find a TPMS repair facility nearest them.

Repair Technicians will find WHYTPMS.COM to be a valuable resource to find training, get answers, TPMS links and ideas to help support their customers.

Backed by the TPMS experts at Bartec USA, WHYTPMS.COM will prove to be a valuable tool in helping those impacted by TPMS. The site is now 'live' with added content and functionality being regularly updated.

More information about the new website can be found here.

November 2009
Schrader launch the EZ-sensor® on Bartec's TECH400 range of tools:

November 2009 Schrader launch the EZ-sensor® on Bartec's TECH400 range of toolsSchrader International have launched the revolutionary EZ-sensor® programmable TPMS at SEMA Show in Las Vegas. The EZ-sensor® is the first Programmable Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensor which has been designed with the goal of replacing 90% of the TPMS sensors currently stocked by the dealer. There are over 120 SKU's of tire sensors fitted to North American vehicles and the repair task has become ever more complex as a result. EZ-sensor® simplifies the TPMS replacement process, dramatically reduces the costs of inventory, and avoids those lost sales.

Schrader based the design on their patented and proven Snap-In design and arranged for the programming software to be available on the market leading TPMS tools: their AirAware 21230 tool and the Bartec TECH400 range. This means that for the majority of customers no extra investment in new tools is required and programming the EZ-sensor® programmable sensors are seamless with their current processes. More information about the new sensor including a video overview of the latest innovation on TPMS sensor technology can be found here. Come see the Industry leading TECH400 Plus at our new booth at the 2009 SEMA Show. Spend some time with our sales and technical team and See why the TECH400 Plus is the premier tool for TPMS Industry.

November 2009
Bartec, SPX join forces to develop TPMS tools

November 2009 Bartec, SPX join forces to develop TPMS toolsBartec USA LLC have formed a joint development and distribution partnership to innovate, develop and distribute tire pressure monitoring system tools. Colin Webb, Managing Director of Bartec described the partnership as full of potential with both partners having complementary strengths and a real desire to help their TPMS customers.

The first product to emerge from the new partnership will be launched by SPX at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas November 3rd 2009.

Come see the Industry leading TECH400 Plus at our new booth at the 2009 SEMA Show. Spend some time with our sales and technical team and See why the TECH400 Plus is the premier tool for TPMS Industry.

October 2009
The TECH400 Plus - The latest in TPMS re-learn tools:

October 2009 The TECH400 Plus - The latest in TPMS re-learn toolsBartec USA LLC announces their newest TPMS re-learn tool, the TECH400 Plus. The TECH400 Plus tool is the answer to OBD TPMS Re-Learn challenge.

The TECH400 Plus programs the TPMS sensor ID's to Asian vehicles that require this complex OBD re-learn process.

The TECH400 Plus is a sensor activation tool and scan tool in a single package; making the tool easy and fast to operate. The TECH400 Plus utilizes a sensor programming process based upon those developed by Bartec and used in assembly plant operations.

The TECH400 Plus features a robust OBD cable connection and an easy to navigate menu system, and is designed for the busy auto repair environment. The TECH400 Plus offers market leading vehicle coverage including Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Mitsubishi and Hyundai, which means auto repair facilities can keep existing customers and attract new business.

Bartec's TPMS experience and understanding is the basis for all of their tool designs. Additionally, it is their knowledge base that makes their technical support second to none. Combining superior tools with an experienced customer service staff, Bartec offers the most complete TPMS re-learn solution available.

Come see the Industry leading TECH400 Plus at our new booth at the 2009 SEMA Show. Spend some time with our sales and technical team and See why the TECH400 Plus is the premier tool for TPMS Industry.

Come and visit our presentations and meet some of our TPMS team. CALL TOLL FREE 855-877-9732 or click here for more information on our SEMA 2009 Booth #40215.

October 2009
Bartec USA participating at Vegas "Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week":

October 2009 Bartec USA participating at Vegas Automotive Aftermarket Industry WeekBartec USA LLC announces their participation in this year's Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week, November 2nd through to the 8th.

Beginning the week with their fourth consecutive SEMA display, Bartec will feature new products and services at their newly designed booth. Visit booth number 40215 to find out was is new and exciting in the world of TPMS!

While at SEMA, Bartec USA is sponsoring TIA's "Tires at Two" event. Each day, Tuesday through Thursday, at 2pm there will be presentations made on the very hot topic in the automotive aftermarket, TPMS. Thursday's "Tires at Two" features Scot Holloway, General Manager of Bartec USA. The topic of Mr. Holloways's presentation will be TPMS Learn Tools.

As Industry Week closes, Bartec will also be presenting TPMS 101 at the CARS Show. Join Scot Holloway on Friday and Saturday at 3pm as he makes an informative presentation that covers all things TPMS.

Additional show schedules and information can be obtained at the respective websites:

Come and visit our presentations and meet some of our TPMS team. CALL TOLL FREE 855-877-9732 or click here for more information on our SEMA 2009 Booth #40215.

September 2009
Bartec announces the launch of their New Spanish Website:

September 2009 Bartec announces the launch of their New Spanish Website.September 2009 Bartec announces the launch of their New Spanish Website:

Bartec USA, LLC announces the launch of their Spanish website.

With an estimated 35 million Spanish speaking people in the US the need for Spanish interpretation has never been more critical to the success of companies in the US and abroad.

As part of Bartec's industry leading customer support for TPMS our Spanish website is now available. Bartec has always been committed to offering the best customer support available for the TPMS industry, and continues to promote education by utilizing every means possible. The launch of this important tool represents one of the many ways Bartec has addressed the needs of its customers. Give your customers and associates the ability to address the every day issues that arise in regards to Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems.

Bartec believes that the lack of education regarding TPMS is a major contributor to confusion which surrounds the industry. By educating and informing the tire service industry and general public, the mystery of TPMS can be eliminated.

  • Tutorial videos for TPMS introduction and Bartec tool use demonstrations have been converted to Spanish. Giving your employees the ability to gain the confidence needed to deal with the everyday issue of TPMS.
  • Inquiries in regards to TPMS or the use of Bartec tools can be quickly and easily answered by the Bartec Sales and technical team.
  • Down time costs associated with communication barriers can be resolved with the self help format and Bulletins.
  • Latest news and information will be available in Spanish ensuring that all Bartec customers have access to the most current and updated TPMS developments.

This is a major step forward in Bartec's commitment to providing the most comprehensive and intuitive support network for consumers and TPMS service professionals. Modeled after the original English language website, this newest version is geared specifically toward Spanish speaking service managers, technicians and consumers alike. Close the communication gap and give your personnel and customers the confidence they need to succeed in the world of TPMS.

Let Bartec's comprehensive Spanish training kit assist you and your company establish a low cost solution to TPMS training. CALL TOLL FREE 855-877-9732 or click here for more information on our SEMA 2009 Booth #40215.

September 2009
Bartec announces Success in Major fleet sales:

Click here for more information on Bartec USA exhibiting at the SEMA Show 2009 In Las Vegas NVBartec USA, LLC announces successful Rental fleet programs for the top 6 USA companies.

The TECH400 proves to be the tool of choice for the largest rental car company’s service centers. Keeping TPMS service and repair in house proves to be a vital solution in controlling costs in regards to outsourcing. As the economy continues its strangle hold on large and small businesses alike, the ability to add TPMS service capabilities to the mix allows for increased cost savings which positively affects the bottom line.

The increased wear and tear in regards to tires life is inherent to the fleet industry. This magnifies the importance of a proven tire maintenance program Bartec's simplified user format and display allows large fleet services to keep tire maintenance costs under control, while taking the mystery out of TPMS.

  • Reduces costs associated with outsourcing
  • Eliminates liability in regards to moving vehicles, from one location to another for a relearn procedure.
  • Increase availability of vehicles to the customer
  • Improves overall safety and performance
  • Audit Mode allows for printed documentation of the vehicles TPMS status, which can be used to establish a history for later use.
  • Loyal customer satisfaction is improved because of increased capabilities, in regards to complete TPMS service.

Let Bartec's comprehensive training kit assist you and your company establish a low cost solution to TPMS training or CALL TOLL FREE 855-877-9732 or click here for more information on our SEMA 2009 Booth #40215.

September 2009
TIRES AT TWO Seminar (SEMA SHOW) Thursday, November 5th. 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm (LVCC South Hall):

Click here for more information on Bartec USA exhibiting at the SEMA Show 2009 In Las Vegas NVThis is a must see event: Listen as Scot Holloway General Manager of Bartec USA takes you Through the In’s and Outs of TPMS Technologies. Learn how to implement a comprehensive TPMS program through the use of Bartec's industry leading TPMS activation and scan tools.

Follow along as Scot describes were the industry has been and what the tire service industry can expect in the future. Learn why not having TPMS repair and service capabilities, is not an option for most companies that are serious about surviving in today's competitive tire service industry. Let Bartec show you how you can increase your profits and customer loyalty Gain the knowledge and skills you will need to navigate through the sometimes rough waters of TPMS. Whether you are thinking of purchasing your first tool or an experienced user. This is a must see event that will give you the ability to make an informed and sensible decision about the future of your business and its employees. For more information on this and other Tires at Two events, Click here for more information.

Mark this event on your calendar today and stop by the Bartec Booth (#40215) and let the industry leaders demonstrate the premiere one tool solution for TPMS service, the TECH400. For more information on the 2009 SEMA SHOW click here or CALL TOLL FREE 855-877-9732.

August 2009
Bartec USA participates in the 2009 Tuffy Manufacturing's Grand Slam:

Bartec USA participates in the 2009 Tuffy Manufacturing's Grand SlamAkron, OH - August 21, 2009 - Bartec USA attended and displayed at this year's Grand Slam Event. This year's event was particularly special as it marked a number of special milestones for the Tuffy Manufacturing Family.

As part of the event, Tuffy celebrated Steve Zimmerman's 50th birthday and the 60th wedding anniversary of the company’s founders Lew and Roslyn Zimmerman. The Grand Slam event also marked the 45th anniversary of the founding of Tuffy manufacturing.

The event was well attended and was certainly a fitting tribute to the 45 years that Tuffy has provided the very best customer service and best products to the automotive repair industry.

At the Grand Slam, Bartec USA provided TPMS re-learning demos as well as in depth product knowledge to long time Tuffy customers. Bartec and Tuffy have shared a very good relationship for nearly five years and we look forward to many, many more.

August 2009
Bartec announces TECH300 & TECH300 Plus V35 software update release:

Bartec announces TECH300 & TECH300Plus V35 software update releaseRelease V35 will prove to be a valuable upgrade for all TECH300 & TECH300 Plus tool users. The increased sensor coverage and updated part numbers will give your techs the ability to read a wider range of foreign and domestic vehicles. Also included in the update are Honda & BMW motorcycles, which will add to the service centers ability to read a more diverse group of TPMS vehicles. This means increased sales and exposure to customers needing an experienced and reliable source for TPMS service and repairs.

Increased sensor coverage for:

  • Lincoln MKS 2010
  • VW CC 2009+
  • Lotus Evora
  • Volvo C60 2009
  • Suzuki Equator2009+
  • Ford Mustang 2010
  • Dodge Sprinter2007+
  • Honda Insight 2010
  • Motor cycles: Honda & BMW 2007+

Updated information and Part Numbers: Chrysler & Range Rover

These releases are scheduled to be posted on our Active Account user's web page the week of August 10.

As a reminder, this update will be available for Active website account users ONLY. If you're your account has expired please call our friendly customer service number and renew your annual website subscription TODAY! CALL TOLL FREE (866)407-TPMS

July 2009
Bartec announces Spanish version training kit:

Click here for more information on the Bartec USA TPMS Training KitBartec USA, LLC announces the release of a new Spanish version of their current TPMS Training Kit.

Bartec's newest version of TPMS training kits offers an in depth look into the world of TPMS.

Modeled after the original version this newest version is geared specifically toward Spanish speaking service managers and technicians alike. Follow along as they define the evolution, purpose and function of TPMS. Give your techs the skills and ability they will need to navigate the world of TPMS. This could be the edge that your company needs to keep out in front of the competition. Let our kit inform and instruct your company's personnel in the do's and don'ts of TPMS. Your service techs will acquire the essential skills to perform and complete TPMS service, weather its tire rotation or a complete sensor replacement. Take the guess work out of TPMS and give your employees the confidence to overcome and find logical solutions to keep your customers coming back.

This comprehensive DVD training solution has over 3 hours of technical and hands on demonstration, which includes TPMS trouble shooting, valve stem maintenance and replacement, sensor removal and sensor installation. Also included is the 133 page reference guide and work book that can be accessed for quick solutions on the shop floor.

Let Bartec's comprehensive training kit assist you and your company establish a low cost solution to TPMS training click here or CALL TOLL FREE 855-877-9732.

July 2009
Bartec to Participate in the SEMA Show 2009:

Click here for more information on Bartec USA exhibiting at the SEMA Show 2009 In Las Vegas NVBartec USA, LLC announces their 4th participation at this year's SEMA Show 2009 in Las Vegas NV. To find out more about the show, go to www.semashow.com.

Come and see our new and improved exhibit which highlights our newest product innovations and enhanced display. Visit us at booth #40215 and speak directly to the people responsible for producing the most effective and productive TPMS activation & scan tool on the market today. Stop by and receive a hands on demonstration on the user friendly TECH400 and have your questions answered by the industry leading Bartec team.

After visiting our booth be sure to schedule time to visit TIRES AT TWO on November 5th Listen as Scot Holloway, General Manager for Bartec USA, gives an in-depth and informative seminar on the history and future of tire pressure monitoring. Learn the do's and don'ts that TPMS service providers should know when dealing with TPMS, and how to choose the right tool for job. Stick around for the Q&A and get helpful hints and information that will help you navigate the ever changing world of tire pressure monitoring. Click here for more information on Bartec USA exhibiting at the SEMA Show 2009 in Las Vegas NV. Whether you're an experienced technician or a novice we highly recommend attending this event.

July 2009
Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep launch on the TECH400:

Click here for more information on Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep launch on the TECH400Bartec has launched the capability to diagnose faults on the Chrysler family of brands and to reprogram the cars ECU and turn out the warning light.

  • Chrysler – 300 2007+, Aspen
  • PT Convertible, PT Cruiser, Sebring
  • Town & Country 2007+
  • Dodge - Avenger, Caliber, Caravan 2006+
  • Challenger, Charger 2007+, Dakota, Durango
  • Grand Caravan 2006+, Journey, Magnum 2007+
  • Nitro, Raider, Ram, Sprinter, Stratus
  • Jeep - Commander 2007+, Compass
  • Grand Cherokee 2007+, Liberty 2005+, Patriot, Wrangler

This further strengthens the range of TPMS vehicles which can be repaired by the TECH400, which is now considerably greater than any other tool. If you are an existing user, please make sure that your tool is registered to receive your update email. We have a specialised site for Chrysler TPMS Click here Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep launch on the TECH400.

June 2009
Bartec to Participate the 2009 Tool Dealer Expo:

Click here for more information on Bartec USA exhibiting at the the 2009 Tool Dealer Expo, OrlandoBartec USA, LLC announces their participation at this year’s Tool Dealer Expo June 26th and 27th in Orlando, FL. To find out more about the expo, go to www.toolweb.com/toolDealerExpo.

Bartec USA will be exhibiting and more importantly, conducting a TPMS seminar, at this year’s show. As part of the excellent training seminar program that ISN offers, Scot Holloway, General Manager with Bartec USA will conduct this informative seminar that includes what is new in TPMS and the latest in TPMS tools and solutions.

At their booth, Bartec USA will demonstrate how the market leading TECH400 works, and why it is the tool of choice of the some of the largest independent wheel and tire companies in the U.S. Please plan to visit our booth to learn more about the Original TPMS tools. Click here for more information on Bartec USA exhibiting at the 2009 Tool Dealer Expo, Orlando.

June 2009 'Tire Pressure Maintenance' Report from NHTSA published:

Click here for more information on the 'Tire Pressure Maintenance' Report from The NHTSAA new study into the effectiveness of Tire Pressure Monitoring TPMS has concluded that Direct TPMS is effective in preventing significant under inflation. The study which recently came into the public domain investigates the percentages of overinflated and under inflated tires on 2,316 cars, light trucks and SUV's with Direct and Indirect TPMS and without TPMS were measured and compared. Some of the conclusions drawn were:

  • The percentage of vehicles with correct pressure is much higher for the TPMS group than for the non-TPMS (Peer) group.
  • While 45% of vehicles with under inflated tires belong to the TPMS Group, a much higher percentage is attributed to the Peer Group. The underinflation is greater for Indirect systems.
  • More TPMS equipped vehicles are overinflated (53%) versus 45% of the Peer vehicles of which 47% have at least one tire overinflated.

'Statistical analysis performed on the survey data provide sufficient evidence in favour of TPMS, especially in favour of direct TPMS. Since this data collection, further improvements have been made to both kinds of TPMS, so different results are to be expected if the study were to be repeated'. Click here for more information on the 'Tire Pressure Maintenance' Report from The NHTSA.

May 2009
Bartec USA exhibiting at the AOCA/Fast Lube Expo:

Click here for more information on Bartec USA exhibiting at the AOCA/Fast Lube ExpoBartec USA, LLC announces their participation in this year's Fast Lube Expo being held at the World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA May 27th through May 29th. More information regarding the show can be found at Automotive Oil Change Association's website www.aoca.org.

As leaders in Tire Pressure Monitoring, Bartec USA is participating in this event as TPMS emerges in the Fast Lube industry. Bartec offers a complete line of TPMS diagnostic tool and market leading customer support – both of which are critical as Fast Lube companies wrestle with TPMS. Bartec USA is a great position to help this industry be successful in both applying and profiting from TPMS solutions.

Bartec USA, LLC is part of the Bartec Group of companies and together manufacture and distribute solutions for Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems. Since 1998, Bartec has been a global leader in TPMS solutions for the Automotive Assembly Plants, Wheel and Tire Assemblers and the Automotive Aftermarket. Click here for more information on Bartec USA exhibiting at the AOCA/Fast Lube Expo.

May 2009
New Sales Manager for Bartec USA:

New Sales Manager for Bartec USA providing cover across the whole of the US and CanadaIn response to its continuing growth, Bartec USA announces the appointment of Steve Long as head of its US sales team, working for Scot Holloway, General Manager.

As new sales manager, Steve's number one priority will be to listen to our customers requirements for tools and systems and coordinate them with our design and manufacturing teams worldwide.

Steve has over 30 years experience in the automotive and consumer goods sectors. As a former business owner he understands the everyday challenges of companies to maintain profitability, especially during these trying times. He also has a diverse background and experience in project management, product research and development, engineering and design. Steve has previously been involved in all aspects of manufacturing and customer liaison for the OEM and Automotive aftermarket sectors.

Steve's technical and hands on approach will complement our ongoing efforts to provide first class tools and customer support to OEMs and the aftermarket.

Scot Holloway said today that "as Bartec continues to grow its sales of TPMS Tools further announcements on recruitment can be expected in the near future".

April 2009
EU TPMS Legislation:

Click here for the EU TPMS Legislation BulletinOn Tuesday 10th March 2009 The European Parliament in Strasbourg officially approved a Directive Proposal of the Commission which among other measures calls for the mandatory adoption of Tire Pressure monitoring Systems. The mandate officially requires that:

"Vehicles in categories M1 shall be equipped with an accurate Tire Pressure Monitoring System capable of giving, when necessary, an in-car warning to the driver when a loss of pressure occurs in any tire, which is in the interests of optimum fuel consumption and road safety. Appropriate limits in the technical specifications shall be set to achieve this, which shall furthermore allow for a technology-neutral and cost-effective approach in the development of accurate Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems."

There is a two year phase-in schedule starting from November 1st 2012 for the introduction dates of TPMS systems. Click here for more information on the EU TPMS Legislation Bulletin.

April 2009
New Website launched for Tire Pressure Monitoring System:

Click here for the New Website launched for Tire Pressure Monitoring SystemBartec USA has just launched its latest initiative to support our valued customers and people with a commercial and educational interest in TPMS. We provide TPMS expertise in the three main Automotive OE manufacturers (USA, European & Asian makes & models). The new site has an article on Direct TPMS and can be found on www.tirepressuremonitoringsystem.com with content summarising the TPMS industry and the importance of selecting best TPMS tools available in the market today. Call toll free 855-877-9732 and speak to one of our team. Click here to access the New Website launched for Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems.

March 2009
Vanguard select the TECH400 TPMS Tool:

National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car has selected the TECH400Vanguard select the TECH400 TPMS Tool for their TPMS repairs. After a professional assessment program, Vanguard Car Rental USA Inc. which operates National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car has selected the TECH400 for use by its repair technicians. Vanguard is the latest of the rental companies to appreciate the ease-of-use, TPMS coverage and performance of the TECH400 tool and the high standard of after-sales service available from Bartec USA. We welcome them onboard. Call toll free 855-877-9732 and speak to one of our team. Click here for the National & Alamo Car rental websites.

March 2009
New TIA TPMS Wall Chart launch:

Click here to download the TPMS Relearn ChartBartec are pleased to announce their new agreement to endorse and supply the TIA Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Relearn Chart as a valuable, comprehensive, and quick reference guide that technicians can easily navigate through to service any vehicle – Foreign and Domestic - equipped with TPMS. Your organisation won’t want to be without one! It will save you time and money the first time you use it. Call toll free 855-877-9732 and speak to one of our team Download PDF Click here to download the TPMS Relearn Chart.

February 2009
Video files for Honda Accord launched - featuring the Wheelrite TECH400:

February 2009 - We have a specialised site for Honda TPMS data on honda-tpms.htmlThe TECH400 is used on all Honda models and in recognition of this we have expanded our dedicated Honda TPMS website and also included a video on the Honda Accord as an example. Each video file is around 5 minutes in duration and illustrates the usage of the premier Bartec TECH400 TPMS Activation tool. The full model range of Honda is covered by the TECH400 including all models and years for the Accord, CR-V, Fit, S2000, Element, Odyssey, Odyssey Tour, Pilot, Ridgeline, Civic and Hybrids.

  • The Honda software update is available from the website using your user ID and password and the usual easy download routine.

February 2009 More new Customers for Bartec TPMS Tools!:

Click here to visit the Bartec Wheelrite TECH400 TPMS Tool page.Two further major customers have elected to order their TPMS tools from Bartec USA. We welcome them onboard with a link to their websites so if your TPMS warning light is on and you are looking for a tire shop who can help you turn it out and rectify the problem look no further than:

And if you are a competitor tire shop then don't lose that TPMS business - Join us now call toll free 855-877-9732 and speak to one of our team. It is clear, when major tire dealers learn of the TECH400, they make the choice for a solid and efficient tool…the TECH400! Click here for more information.

February 2009
Lexus, Acura and Infiniti launch on the TECH400:

February 2009 - Acura software launches on the TECH400Bartec has launched the capability to diagnose faults on the Lexus, Acura and Infiniti range of vehicles and to reprogram the cars ECU and turn out the warning light. The TPMS across these ranges are manufactured by Pacific Industrial, TRW and Schrader Electronics. This range of TPMS vehicles which can be repaired by the TECH400 is now considerably greater than any other tool. If you are an existing user do not forget to log on and further extend the range of vehicles to make the TECH400 the most complete TPMS Tool on the market. We have a specialised site for Acura TPMS and similar web pages for Lexus and Infiniti will follow. Click Here for more details.

January 2009
Bartec USA wins large orders for the TECH400 TPMS Tool with four leading Tire Retailers & Service Centers

Click here to visit the Bartec Wheelrite TECH400 TPMS Tool page.Tire Retailers and Service Centers around the country are placing new orders for the TECH400 after extensive trialling. Look for these stores in your area that can now repair the TPMS of Asian vehicles using the TECH400 - the Premier TPMS Scan Tool. For more information on each TECH400 user please follow the links below:

For more information on the Wheelrite TECH400 TPMS Tool and how it can add value to your business please click the image on the right here.

January 2009
Bartec feature in the Fixed Ops Magazine on page 22 of the January 2009 Edition - TPMS & The Dealership:

January 2009 - Bartec feature in the Fixed Ops Magazine January 2009 Edition - TPMS & The Dealership Fixed operations directors at each of the franchised new car dealerships across the United States utilize Fixed Ops Magazine to keep abreast of important news, industry events, tips, trends and expert advice essential for managing the profitability of this vital department.

January 2009
Bartec to exhibit at the NADA SHOW from Jan 24th to 27th 2009 at the New Orleans Morial Convention Centre:

January 2009 - Bartec to exhibit at the NADA SHOW from Jan 24th to 27th 2009 at the New Orleans Morial Convention Centre.The NADA 2009 Convention and Expo is geared to keeping dealerships profitable, networking with peers, CEO's of major OEM's will be present (Alan Mulally keynote speech), and successful dealers will be hearing how to 'hone their survival skills'. Bartec will be presenting its premier TPMS Tools at NADA Booth 2220 in Hall D. Click Here for NADA Morial Show details.

January 2009
Honda software launches on the TECH400:

January 2009 - Honda software launches on the TECH400Bartec has launched the capability to diagnose faults on Hondas range of vehicles and to reprogram the cars ECU and turn out the warning light. The TPMS across the Honda range are manufactured by Pacific Industrial (Accord, CR-V, Fit, S2000) and TRW (Civic, Element, Odyssey, Pilot, Ridgeline).

Also in this latest release are the Scion range and the Pontiac Vibe.