TPMS Industry News
2010

December 2010
Bartec Launch EZ-sensor® Starter Kit

December 2010 Bartec Launch EZ-sensor® Starter Kit The revolutionary new replacement TPMS sensor is here! The EZ-sensor® is the only truly programmable TPMS replacement sensor solution! The EZ-sensor® is a blank sensor until programmed with a Bartec made TPMS Tool. Once programmed to a specific application, simply install the as you would any replacement EZ-sensor®.

Benefits of EZ-sensor® 
TPMS Sensors need to be replaced for many reasons. The most common are:

  • Flexible and Reduced Inventory
  • Faster repairs
  • Easy to program - Easy to use
  • Copy ID from existing sensor
  • Create a new ID without typing
  • Fully programmable (ID and Protocol)
  • Program sensor AND car with the same tool
  • Once programmed performs as the OE sensor
  • Patented Schrader Snap-In design
  • Only TWO part numbers

Find out more

CALL TOLL FREE 855-877-9732 to discuss TPMS with Bartec USA.

November 2010
SEMA Show - Great success!

November 2010 SEMA Show - Great success!The SEMA show was a great success for Bartec USA with a record number of visitors to our booth. Customers are starting to see a significant increase in TPMS work as we enter the third year since the 100% introduction of the technology and cars emerge from their warranty period. Great interest was seen in the EZ-sensor® from Schrader and many demonstrations of the TECH400 programming the EZ-sensor® for different OE brands. The EZ-sensor® car and the videos showing EZ-sensor® on Toyota and Ford were shown over and over!

November 2010
SEMA Show, Day One: Bartec events offer TPMS updates

November 2010 SEMA Show, Day One: Bartec events offer TPMS updatesBartec USA LLC reports it is participating in a full complement of events revolving around what’s new in tire pressure monitoring systems at the recent Global Tire Expo – Powered by TIA.

With its “Tell Us Your Story!” promotion, Bartec invited its current customers to come to its booth (#40223) and fill out an entry card explaining their successful experience with the company’s Wheelrite tool products.

There where daily drawings for the best stories from model TECH400 users (a two-year software certificate worth $595), and a free Torque Tool Kit (a $72 value) for model Tech300 and Tech300+ users, the company says.

On Tuesday, Nov. 2, Mike Rose, Bartec’s product manager, conducted “TPMS Tuesdays” live from the Bartec booth. (TPMS Tuesdays is the company’s online TPMS training classes.) Show attendees will be able to watch as the class is conducted for online customers. The classes will be held at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Pacific time.

On Wednesday, Nov. 3, Scot Holloway, the company’s general manager, presented at the Tire Industry Association (TIA) seminar “TPMS at 10.”  Scot presented why you need a TPMS tool as well as what is new in the TPMS category.

And on Thursday, Nov. 4, Scot Holloway was part of a panel that answered questions about the new programmable EZ-sensor® TPMS sensor. This question-and-answer forum was held at 3:30 p.m. in the North Hall at the Global Tire Expo - Powered by TIA. Also on the panel was Dan Baker of Schrader International and Tony Davenport of Schrader Electronics.

CALL TOLL FREE 855-877-9732 to discuss TPMS with Bartec USA.

October 2010
Bartec at The SEMA SHOW 2010 in Las Vegus, Nevada, Booth 40223 - Come and meet the Bartec USA team:

October 2010 - Bartec at The SEMA SHOW 2010 in Las Vegus, Nevada, Booth 40223 - Come and meet the Bartec USA teamThe SEMA Show is the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world (PLEASE NOTE: THE SEMA SHOW IS NOT OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC).

Scot Holloway of Bartec USA, will present an expert paper at the TPMS Scan Tool Panel at Tires at Two at the SEMA show 2010 at Las Vegas. The panel meets on Wednesday 3rd November 10.00 - 11.00am in South Hall - lower level conference center.

It draws the industry's brightest minds and hottest products to one place, the Las Vegas Convention Center. As part of the AAIW, the SEMA Show attracts more than 100,000 industry leaders from more than 100 countries for unlimited profit opportunities in the automotive, truck and SUV, and RV markets.

2010 SEMA Show Exhibit Hours:

  • Tuesday, November 2 - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 3 - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 4 - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday, November 5 - 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

SEMA Show 2009 drew more than 50,000 domestic and international buyers. The displays are segmented into 12 sections, and a New Products Showcase featured nearly 1,500 newly introduced parts, tools and components. In addition, the SEMA Show provides attendees with educational seminars, product demonstrations, special events, networking opportunities and more

Bartec are showing at Booth 40223 and you can register for the event by clicking here.

CALL TOLL FREE 855-877-9732 to discuss TPMS with Bartec USA.

October 2010
TECH400 Plus TPMS Tool Software Update - Release 40:

October 2010 - TECH400 Plus TPMS Tool Software UpdateBartec USA, LLC today announces the latest software update for the market leading TPMS re-learn tool the TECH400!

Release 40 has numerous coverage additions and significant improvements to the user interface. TPMS sensor information is now even easier to find and as a result repairing vehicles is much faster!

With Release 40, Bartec continues to lead the aftermarket in vehicle TPMS communication coverage and support. Already the tool of choice for many of the nation’s top Automotive Service companies and Tire Retailers, the TECH400 is the premier combination TPMS tool saving technicians valuable time and helping to improve customer service.

Current registered tool users will be able to access and download new software updates clicking here and logging in to their account. Follow the user friendly update procedures. Key feature function and technical bulletins are also available. In the event that your account has expired, please contact your Bartec distributor for yearly software update options. If you have recently purchased a tool and haven't activated your account please click here to create your account.

CALL TOLL FREE 855-877-9732 to discuss TPMS with Bartec USA.

September 2010
How to resolve TPMS Service Issues:

July 2010 How to resolve TPMS Service Issues: Scot Holloway, General Manager, Bartec USA LLC will be the guest speaker presenting: TPMS: How to Quickly Resolve Service Issues on Wednesday Sept 22nd 9.00-9.30am Presentation 7B at the ITEC 2010 Tire Dealer &Aftermarket Presentations at the Cleveland I-X Center, Cleveland, Ohio.

The show also features key Tire industry presentations, seminars, panels, seminars and symposia. Click here to register for the ITEC Tireshow.

CALL TOLL FREE 855-877-9732 to discuss TPMS with Bartec USA.

September 2010
TECH400 Plus Mentioned in a Top Ten List in PTEN:

September 2010 TECH400 Plus Mentioned in a Top Ten List in PTENA recent article from the respected PTEN website provided an insight to a typical automotive tire shop and the tools being utilzed by the technicians.

To create and maintain the best efficiency at Jerry's Automotive in Waukesha, Wisconsin, one big emphasis is on training for the technicians. The 10-bay shop employs eight full-time ASE Master Technicians and two high school apprentices, a full-time parts manager, and owner John Haunfelder serves as one of the two service advisors. The shop's top ten tools are listed below:

  • 1 Laptops (shop provided)
  • 2 iATN/Identifix
  • 3 Mini-ductor II
  • 4 Bartec TECH400 Plus
  • 5 GearWrench ratcheting wrenches
  • 6 Miller MIG welder
  • 7 Hunter alignment rack
  • 8 Robinair A/C machine
  • 9 Ingersoll Rand air tools
  • 10 Ingersoll Rand compressor

Bartec USA's premium Tool was listed forth highlighting the value of their investment in tire pressure monitoring system technology. Click here to view the online article or click here to visit the Jerry's Automotive website www.jerrysautoservice.com.

CALL TOLL FREE 855-877-9732 to discuss TPMS with Bartec USA.

August 2010
SEMA host industry TPMS experts

August 2010 SEMA host industry TPMS experts:Scot Holloway of Bartec USA, will present an expert paper at the TPMS Scan Tool Panel at Tires at Two at the SEMA show 2010 at Las Vegas. The panel meets on Wednesday 3rd November 10.00-11.00am in South Hall – lower level conference center.

TIA guru, Sean MacKinnon will lead the experts in discussion. The panel is billed as featuring the top technical experts from each of the major TPMS relearn/scan tool manufacturers. They will provide attendees with a quick glimpse of the functions that their respective tools can deliver and then participate in a question and answer session following the presentations. If you have an electronic TPMS tool sitting in a drawer because "it doesn’t work" or are looking to buy or upgrade to a more comprehensive model, this panel is definitely the one to catch.

SEMA Show 2009 drew more than 50,000 domestic and international buyers. Click here to register for the 2010 SEMA Show.

CALL TOLL FREE 855-877-9732 to discuss TPMS with Bartec USA.

August 2010 EZ-sensor® to be demonstrated at SEMA 2010:

August 2010 EZ-sensor® to be demonstrated at SEMA 2010:Bartec will be showing their TECH400PLUS tools at the new GLOBAL TIRE EXPO, SEMA 2010 LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, USA.

The TECH400 Plus will be demonstrated programming the Schrader EZ-sensor. It is designed to be the first TPMS Scan tool which can activate and read all TPMS sensors and communicate with all cars via the OBD port, reading and writing TPMS data and trouble codes.

  • Tuesday, November 2 - Friday, November 5, 2010
  • See us at Booth #40223 South Hall-Lower level

The SEMA Show is the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world. As part of the AAIW, the SEMA Show attracts more than 100,000 industry leaders from more than 100 countries to see the latest innovations in the automotive, truck and SUV, and RV markets.

CALL TOLL FREE 855-877-9732 to discuss TPMS with Bartec USA.

July 2010
How to resolve TPMS Service Issues:

July 2010 How to resolve TPMS Service Issues:Scot Holloway, General Manager, Bartec USA LLC will be the guest speaker presenting: TPMS: How to Quickly Resolve Service Issues on Wednesday Sept 22nd 9.00-9.30am Presentation 7B at the ITEC 2010 Tire Dealer &Aftermarket Presentations at the Cleveland I-X Center, Cleveland, Ohio.

The show also features key Tire industry presentations, seminars, panels, seminars and symposia. Click here to register for the ITEC Tireshow.

CALL TOLL FREE 855-877-9732 for a discussion, or visit the ITEC Tireshow to see our presentation on aftermarket TPMS Tools. o discuss TPMS with Bartec USA.

July 2010
Bartec USA to exhibit at ITEC 2010:

July 2010 Bartec USA to exhibit at ITEC 2010:Bartec USA will be demonstrating the latest software releases on their TECH400 Plus and TECH300 Plus Wheelrite TPMS tools at ITEC 2010 International Tire Exhibition & Conference at the Cleveland I-X Center, Cleveland, Ohio between September 21-23, 2010.

The show also features key Tire industry presentations, seminars, panels, seminars and symposia. Click here to register for the ITEC Tireshow.


CALL TOLL FREE 855-877-9732  for a discussion, or visit the ITEC Tireshow to see our presentation on aftermarket TPMS Tools.

June 2010
TECH400 Plus - The Product Facts & Benefits Brochure

June 2010 - TECH400 Plus - The Product Facts & Benefits Brochure:THE TPMS Tool that is BOTH EASY and ACCURATE - The premium TPMS Tool TECH400 Plus Kit includes:

  • TECH400 Plus Tool
  • Activation Magnet
  • OBD Cable
  • Power Supply
  • USB Cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • CD User Guide
  • Assembled in a Custom Case
  • First Year's Access to the website for new vehicle updates

Along with sensor information we will be able to advise you on the correct tool with user tutorials. Click here for the BENEFITS Brochure.

CALL TOLL FREE 855-877-9732 for a discussion, or download the TECH400 Plus Benefits Brochure PDF which offers more information.

June 2010
TPMS OE Websites Enhanced:

June 2010 - TPMS OE Websites Enhanced:The latest sensor information for each make and model has been added to our knowledge base of data. The latest information for Ford TPMS, Chrysler TPMS, GM TPMS & Hyundai TPMS can be found by clicking on one or the links below:

Along with sensor information we will be able to advise you on the correct tool with user tutorials.

CALL TOLL FREE 855-877-9732 for a discussion, or visit one of the sites listed above for more information. We are the experts on all TPMS aspects for all major OE makes and models found in the USA and Canada.

May 2010
Why You Need a TPMS Tool:

May 2010 Why You Need a TPMS Tool:TPMS Vehicles on the Road:

  • More than 200 million TPMS sensors now on the road!
  • Over 35% of those are now at least 3 years old!
  • If you haven’t already, you will soon be faced with repairing a vehicle with TPMS.

Types of Relearn Methods:

  • Less than 40% of the vehicles can re-set themselves.
  • Many "Auto Learns" can only do 1 new TPMS Sensor.
  • More than 60% of TPMS vehicles require an activation or activation/scan combination tool!

Your Competition:

  • Keep pace with current with technology.
  • Don't send business to your competition!
  • Join prominent organizations such as: Discount Tire, Tire Kingdom, Les Schwab, Monro Muffler & Brake, Belle Tire, Town Fair Tire, Sullivan Tire, and Kauffman Tire. They each have TPMS tools - FROM Bartec!

CALL TOLL FREE 855-877-9732 for a discussion, or download either the Summary Sheet or our "Why you Need a TPMS Tool" document PDF which offers more information.

May 2010
Free TPMS Training Clinics - Online:

May 2010 Free TPMS Training Clinics - Online:Bartec USA, LLC today announces a new service available exclusively for Bartec Wheelrite customers.

Wheelrite customers can now log in and sign up for scheduled webinars on various TPMS topics. Clinics are now being scheduled for basic TPMS, Sensor Service, Diagnostics, Re-learn procedures and Tools.

This new service will launch with a "how to" clinic covering the new the features and functions of Release 39, the latest software update for the TECH400 tool. According to Scot Holloway, Bartec GM, "these online clinics will be held on a regular basis and will cover what you need to know about TPMS." Bartec is at the fore front of TPMS knowledge and support and these online clinics are just another part of the complete range of TPMS related services." Holloway continues. The TPMS training clinics are designed to help technicians and trainers better understand TPMS and are just another example of the value added services only Bartec offers to their customers.

Bartec is actively developing solutions and strategies to maintain their position as TPMS Market Leaders. In fact just last week, Bartec announced the software Release 39 for the TECH400 tools. The TECH400 continues to lead the market in coverage and capability and is the TPMS tool of choice of many of the top Tire Retailers.

Wheelrite customers can click here to log in and check the clinics tab for scheduled events.

CALL TOLL FREE 855-877-9732 to discuss TPMS with Bartec USA.

April 2010
Bartec at TOOLTECH 2010:

April 2010 - Bartec at TOOLTECH 2010Bartec USA, LLC today announces their participation in the Equipment and Tool Institute's annual TOOLTECH event! The TOOLTECH runs April 20, 2010 – April 22, 2010.

According to the ETI website, "The Equipment and Tool Institute's TOOLTECH conference is an unparalleled opportunity for automotive repair industry professionals to Learn, Market, Network and Enjoy themselves."

This is a perfect setting for Bartec as they supply TPMS solutions to the Original Equipment Manufacturers as well as the Automotive Aftermarket. According to Scot Holloway, GM at Bartec USA, "We are looking forward to discussing what is new in TPMS and other diagnostic tools with the key OE contacts." "Bartec continues to win significant OE business because we offer the kinds of solutions necessary for essential tools" Holloway continued.

For additional information about TOOLTECH, click here.

CALL TOLL FREE 855-877-9732 to discuss TPMS with Bartec USA.

April 2010
Bartec announces Software release R39 for the TECH400 & TECH400 Plus:

April 2010 - Bartec announces Software release R38 for the TECH400 & TECH400 PlusBartec USA, LLC today announces the latest software update for the market leading TPMS re-learn tool the TECH400!

Release 39 has numerous coverage additions and significant improvements to the user interface. TPMS sensor information is now even easier to find and as a result repairing vehicles is much faster!

With Release 39, Bartec continues to lead the aftermarket in vehicle TPMS communication coverage and support. Already the tool of choice for many of the nation's top Automotive Service companies and Tire Retailers, the TECH400 Plus is the premier combination TPMS tool saving technicians valuable time and helping to improve customer service.

Current registered tool users will be able to access and download new software updates by clicking here and logging in to their account. Follow the user friendly update procedures. Key feature function and technical bulletins are also available. In the event that your account has expired, please contact your Bartec distributor for yearly software update options. If you have recently purchased a tool and haven't activated your account please click here to create your account. Please contact our friendly customer service staff at 855-877-9732 (8767) with any questions.

Contact your Bartec distributor for more information regarding the software update or to purchase the TECH400 Plus. To find a distributor near you, click here.

CALL TOLL FREE 855-877-9732 to discuss TPMS with Bartec USA.

March 2010
Bartec USA are exhibiting at The 2010 NAFA Institute & Expo 24th-27th April at the Detroit Convention Centre:

Bartec USA are exhibiting at the The 2010 NAFA Institute & Expo 24th-27th April at the Detroit Convention Centre Come see us in at the largest Fleet event of the year! The 2010 NAFA Institute & Expo 24th-27th April. at the Detroit Convention Centre. NAFA is pulling out all the stops to make I&E 2010 the best yet with Keynote speakers Mark Fields, Executive VP of Ford Motor Company and President of The Americas and Robert A. Lutz, Vice Chairman of General Motors Company. There are thousands of fleet professionals, hundreds of exhibitors and lots more.

Bartec will again be demonstrating the award winning TECH400 Plus TPMS tool along with other products from their extensive range of TPMS tools. NAFA. See us at Booth #836 and for more details see http://www.nafaiande.org/

CALL TOLL FREE 855-877-9732 or click here for more information.

March 2010
Bartec USA are exhibiting at the Wisconsin Tech Expo 2010 to be held in the Midwest Airlines Center in Milwaukee on March 5th-6th 2010:

Bartec USA are exhibiting at the Wisconsin Tech Expo 2010 to be held in the Midwest Airlines Center in Milwaukee on March 5th-6th 2010TECH Expo shows - Following our success at the Michigan Tech Expo 2010 in February Bartec are exhibiting at the Wisconsin Tech Expo 2010 to be held in the Midwest Airlines Center in Milwaukee on March 5th-6th 2010. This is a combination training and show event modelled on the Michigan Tech Expo. In 2009 it attracted over 1200 dealers and jobbers in attendance.

Bartec will again be demonstrating the award winning TECH400 Plus TPMS tool along with other products from their extensive range of TPMS tools. See us at our Booth at the Wisconsin Tech Expo in Milwaukee.

CALL TOLL FREE 855-877-9732 or click here for more information.

February 2010
Hertz Rent a Car chooses the TECH400 Plus as its TPMS vehicle programming solution:

February 2010 Hertz Rent a Car chooses the TECH400 Plus as its TPMS vehicle programming solutionWith an estimated 3,500 locations in the United States and 7,500 worldwide, Hertz Corporation is the largest Car Rental company in the world. Bartec is pleased to welcome Hertz into its rapidly expanding family of satisfied fleet customers.

Hertz offers its customer one of the largest selections in domestic and foreign rental vehicles and relies on the TECH400Plus to get repair TPMS faults and turn the light off and keep their vehicles on the road. Bartec recognizes the need for an accurate and efficient TPMS service solution and the TECH400 Plus continues to prove that it's the tool of choice for fast accurate reprogramming of Vehicles.

  • MMY selection
  • Industry leading coverage
  • Outstanding Customer service and Technical support
  • User friendly
  • Sensor part number listings
  • TPMS Mode changing & Declaration

Keeping your vehicles on the road is a passion with the entire Bartec customer service team. Bartec has a complete TPMS program designed to facilitate and reduce costs in regards to service solutions for Vehicle TPMS Reprogramming. Whether you are a Rental, Municipal or Utility Company let Bartec experience guide you through the constantly changing world of TPMS.

CALL TOLL FREE 855-877-9732 to discuss TPMS with Bartec USA.

February 2010
Bartec are exhibiting at the Michigan Tech Expo 2010 on Feb 12th-13th at the DeVos Convention Center in Grand Rapids:

February 2010 Bartec are exhibiting at the Michigan Tech Expo 2010 on Feb 12-13 at the DeVos Convention Center in Grand RapidsThe organisers claim this is the Big Daddy of all distribution trade shows nationwide. It will be the 13th Annual Tech Expo in Michigan. Last year over 2,500 dealers, jobbers and vocational students attended. There are over 60 seminars and 135 trade booths. Bartec will be demonstrating the award winning TECH400 Plus TPMS tool along with other products from their extensive range of TPMS tools.

See us at Booth #131 or CALL TOLL FREE 855-877-9732 or click here for more information.

January 2010
Bartec to Participate in the AVI Training Conference (January 14th-17th in Fort Myers Beach, FL):

January 2010 - Bartec to Participate in the AVI Training Conference (January 14th-17th in Fort Myers Beach, FL)Sponsored by Bartec and presented by Scot Holloway:

Scot Holloway is a leading expert in Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems and solutions. Scot serves as General Manager of Bartec USA, the North American arm of the Bartec Group of companies. With over 80 TPMS plant installations worldwide, this same level of expertise and understanding is what keeps Bartec at the top of the TPMS industry.

Attend the TPMS breakout sessions and follow along as Scot brings to the discussion one of the hottest topics in automotive service and repair – TPMS. This breakout session will discuss the characteristics of a good tire pressure monitoring tool, TPMS service, Marketing TPMS, and what’s new.

TPMS classes scheduled for: Friday-Saturday the 15th. 2:45pm-4:45pm so CALL TOLL FREE 855-877-9732 or click here for more information.

January 2010
Bartec announces Software release R38 for the TECH400 & TECH400 Plus:

January 2010 - Bartec announces Software release R38 for the TECH400 & TECH400 PlusBartec USA, LLC announces a New Release R38 with Enhanced Vehicle coverage for:

Enhanced Vehicle coverage for:

  • Lincoln - MKZ 2010MY
  • Buick – Allure LaCrosse 2010MY
  • Cadillac – SRX 2010
  • Chevrolet – Camero Equinox 2010MY
  • Jeep – Wrangler 2010MY
  • Ford – Transit Connect 2010MY
  • Dodge – Ram 2010MY
  • Kia – Forte Soul
  • Lotus - Evora 2010MY
  • Mazda – Speed3 2010MY

Further Enhancements Include:

  • Improved COMS for Acura TSX
  • Clear Diagnostic trouble Codes for Hyundai & Kia

Current registered tool users can now access and download new software updates by simply logging on to their exclusive online account and follow the user friendly update procedures. If your account has expired please contact your distributor for yearly software update options.

As a reminder, this update will be available for Active website account users ONLY. If your account has expired please call our friendly customer service number and renew your annual website subscription TODAY!! CALL TOLL FREE 855-877-9732 or click here for more information on Tool Software Updates.