TPMS Industry News
2012

December 2012
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Bartec USA

 

Please visit www.bartecusa.com or contact our office at 855-877-9732 to learn more about the latest update release or Bartec's world class TPMS tool solutions. Monday-Friday. Call our Technical Support Toll Free (866) 407-8767 or email us at help@bartecusa.com

December 2012
Bartec Announces an Exclusive New Feature for the TECH400SD!

December 2012 What’s New:

Bartec, Industry leader in TPMS tools and solutions continues to lead the way in advanced TPMS tool solutions! The TECH400SD is now the first and only combination TPMS tool to program new TPMS sensor ID's on GM and Ford vehicles, THROUGH THE OBDII connection! With the TECH400SD, a technician can use the same easy 3 step procedure to "Capture, Connect, and Program" to GM and Ford models equipped with direct TPMS.

According to Mike Rose, TPMS Product Manager at Bartec “This is a huge break through and it once again shows how Bartec remains committed to making TPMS relearns easier for the tire and auto repair technicians.” Equally important the ease of use with the relearn process for training. For example, using the TECH400SD, the relearn process is the same on a Toyota Camry as it is on a Chevrolet Impala! That means learning only a single method of repair on a domestic and imported vehicle. A huge time savings!

“We listened to our customers when they told us about the missing key fobs, difficulty getting cars into learn mode, or having to take the car off site to complete a relearn.” said Scot Holloway, Bartec CEO. "Programming GM and Ford vehicles through the OBDII eliminates all of these issues for our customers and makes relearning faster and easier!" continued Holloway.

Bartec continues to be the leader in the development of new TPMS technology and solutions to better aid automotive service professional’s world wide. Visit our website at www.bartecusa.com or call our sales office toll free at (855)877‐9732 for additional information.

November 2012
Bartec Announces THREE new TPMS Products!

TECH200Las Vegas, NV (October 30, 2012) - Bartec, the Industry leader in TPMS tools and solutions announces the launching of three new TPMS Products designed to make servicing TPMS more efficient, more accurate, and more profitable! The Bartec name is synonymous with TPMS, and these new products will definitely carry on that tradition! Two new tools, the TECH200 and TECH500, and new TPMS Management software, the TPMS HUB are on display at this year’s SEMA and AAPEX Shows!

TECH200

The TECH200 TPMS Activation Tool is the latest innovation in TPMS sensor testing. This new tool is the perfect fit for your TEST BEFORE YOU TOUCH step in TPMS servicing. It’s compact and rugged design, coupled with Bartec unique software flow, means every technician in your shop can easily and quickly test TPMS Sensors. The TECH200 also features wireless Bluetooth! Easily transmit sensor information to a computer or printer and quickly show your customers their sensor condition! This makes communicating TPMS with your customer much simpler, and starts the record keeping process. The TECH200 is available beginning in December.

http://youtu.be/164FA9n-Ojw

TECH500TECH500

The TECH500 is our new premier TPMS Tool. Building on the quality and function of the market leading TECH400 tool, the TECH500 features a new enclosure design that is not only pleasing to the eye, but even more rugged and ergonomic! Like the TECH400SD before it, the TECH500 is an ALL-IN-ONE design. That means the OBD functionality is built in, not in a separate connector! It get’s better, the TECH500 features both wireless Bluetooth and Wi-Fi technology. No longer is it necessary to connect your tool to a computer to update, or more importantly, extract important vehicle and TPMS data! The TECH500 also features the new and exclusive Bartec Menu Flow system. This new interface is more intuitive and even easier to use. Anyone in your business can use the TECH500 tool and be successful in TPMS! Easier operation, wireless connectivity, a new design – The TECH500 will be the next “must have” tool for your service shop!

http://youtu.be/jl7Ed--B-a4

TPMS HubTPMS Hub

The TPMS Hub will be at the “center” of the TPMS repair service! Bartec is very aware that equally important to having great tools to diagnose and repair the vehicle’s TPMS, is having solid management software that “links it all together.” The TPMS Hub puts the look up process at your finger tips. From sensor searches to TPMS tool work instructions, re-learn procedures to valuable Bartec Tech Tips, the TPMS Hub is an excellent tool that will make the TPMS service process more efficient, accurate and easier to complete.

Bartec is committed to making TPMS easier, more efficient and more profitable for the automotive repair business. Bartec is uniquely positioned in the marketplace to deliver excellent products and customer service, all backed by the knowledgeable technical support!

http://youtu.be/eXhmS5G3hrw

For more information, please visit our SEMA booth #40052 or AAPEX Booth #756.  You can also call or our sales office at 855-877-9732, or visit our website at www.bartecusa.com.  Bartec continues to bring TPMS into focus!

November 2012
Industry Week Bartec USA Events Schedule 2012

Mike RoseTPMS Top Gun – Intense Training of your Bartec TECH400 TPMS Tool

AVI Conference - www.aviconference.com
Sands Convention Center
Monday October 29th 9AM – 12PM
www.aviconference.com/classes/tpms-how-to-sell-to-customers/
Mike Rose, Certified TOP GUN and TIA ATS will educate and inform on TPMS, Best Practices and Tool Tips

Scot HollowayTIA’s Global Tire Expo - TPMS Best Practices, A Town Hall Meeting

SEMA Show - www.semashow.com
Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper South Hall, S232
Tuesday October 30, 2012,10:00 am - 11:30 am
www.semashow.com/event/2012/10/30/tpms-at-10-tpms-best-practices-a-town-hall-meeting
Join Scot Holloway, Bartec USA C.E.O. and other industry leaders they discuss TPMS issues, solutions and best practices

Bartec USA TPMS TrainingBartec USA TPMS Training

SEMA Show - www.semashow.com
Las Vegas Convention Center  - North Hall, N261
Tuesday October 30, 2012, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
www.semashow.com/event/2012/10/30/product-training-bartec-usa-tpms-solutions-by-bartec
Join the Bartec Team as they introduce you to their new TPMS products and offer hands on training of their use and how they fit into the NEW TPMS Service model

Join Bartec at any or all of the following events happening at the 2012 Las Vegas Industry week! CALL TOLL FREE 855-877-9732 to discuss TPMS with Bartec USA.

November 2012
Industry Week at SEMA, AAPEX and AVI Exhibitions

This year's industry week, the SEMA, AAPEX and AVI exhibitions, promise to be busy, action packed and very informative. TPMS in particular is a very hot topic in the automotive aftermarket. Bartec USA is a very key player in this market always offering exciting events, informative presentations, and interesting new announcements, and this year will be no different!

SEMA Show

Industry Week at SEMA, AAPEX and AVI Exhibitions

www.semashow.com
SEMA Show is at The Las Vegas Convention Center
SEMA Show duration October 30 - November 2, 2012
The SEMA Show is the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world. It draws the industry’s brightest minds and hottest products to one place, the Las Vegas Convention Center. This year is expected to be the biggest yet so come and join Bartec USA in Las Vegas.

Bartec USA Booth #40052
Visit our booth for live product demonstrations, TPMS videos and new product announcements! Visit our booth for live, NEW product demonstrations. Register for a daily drawing! Each day, Wednesday-Friday, Bartec is giving away a FREE iPad to one lucky visitor our booth.

 

AAPEX Show

Industry Week at SEMA, AAPEX and AVI Exhibitions

www.aapexshow.com
APPEX Show is at The Las Vegas Sands Expo Center
AAPEX Show duration October 30 - November 1, 2012
The AAPEX show represents the $395 billion global motor vehicle aftermarket. More than 128,000 professionals from around the globe participate in Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week in Las Vegas, Nevada. AAPEX is your connection to automotive aftermarket industry leaders and innovators all in one place.

Bartec USA Booth #756
Visit our booth for live product demonstrations, TPMS videos and new product announcements! Register for a daily drawing! Each day, Wednesday-Friday, Bartec is giving away a FREE iPad to one lucky visitor our booth.

 

AVI Conference

Industry Week at SEMA, AAPEX and AVI Exhibitions

www.aviconference.com
AVI Conference is at The Las Vegas Sands Expo Center
AVI Conference duration October 29 - October 30, 2012
The 2012 AVI Training Conference is held in partnership with AAPEX/SEMA. You MUST be registered for your AAPEX badge before you can register for the AVI Conference. To register for both conferences, or if you have already registered for AAPEX and need to add the AVI Conference registration to your account, click the image to register.

Bartec USA Present Monday October 29, 09:00 - 12:00
TPMS Top Gun - Intense Training of your Bartec TECH400 TPMS Tool. Mike Rose, Certified TOP GUN and TIA ATS will educate and inform on TPMS, Best Practices and Tool Tips

Join Bartec at any or all of the following events happening at the 2012 Las Vegas Industry week! CALL TOLL FREE 855-877-9732 to discuss TPMS with Bartec USA.

October 2012 
The Bartec TECH400SD wins yet another prestigious award! Motor Magazine's TOP 20 Tools for 2012!

October 2012 The Bartec TECH400SD wins yet another prestigious award! Motor Magazines TOP 20 Tools for 2012!Each year, for 21 years, Motor reaches out to the automotive tool designers and manufacturers with a simple message:

"Send Us Your Latest and Greatest!"

The TECH400SD was equal to the challenge!

Since 2007, no other TPMS Tool manufacturer has dominated the conversation like Bartec. The TECH400 line of TPMS tools have been the "tools of choice" by the biggest and most reputable names in the automotive aftermarket! The TECH400SD continues on in the Bartec tradition of powerful diagnostics, ease of use and leading vehicle coverage, all of which are second to none!

Bartec remains dedicated to providing the very best TPMS Tools, and the TECH400SD is a shining example of this commitment. Already Bartec has added Model Year 2013 coverage, additional vehicle communications for GM cars, and increased programmable sensor coverage. Also, Bartec leads the industry in TPMS Diagnostics, and the TECH400SD offers the most comprehensive DTC functionality available.

Of course, only the TECH400SD features the Advanced Vehicle Audit Report, which is the key step in complying with [49 USC 30122(b)] which is keeping the TPMS operative! Only Bartec is positioned to help service companies increase success with TPMS!

Other TECH400SD Features:

  • Easy to Use, Make-Model-Year Menu
  • Exclusive, All-In-One Design [no separate and expensive connectors
  • Advanced Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC)
  • Only Bartec Tools Program EZ-sensor®
  • Compatible with all known TPMS Sensors
  • Check KEY FOBS [RKE remotes]
  • Detect UHF Signal Interference
  • Easily updated without a PC

October 2012
High-end Technical Training in Vegas AVI CONFERENCE at AAPEX October 29th - October 30th

October 2012 High-end Technical Training in Vegas AVI CONFERENCE at AAPEX October 29th - October 30thAVI and AAIA have joined forces this year to bring you TWO exciting events at ONE time! AVI will be bringing their world class technical training to AAPEX at Sands Expo Center, Las Vegas!

Get out to Vegas for industry week for top notch training and more at AAPEX. All classes will be geared towards the needs of the installer/technicians/shop owners to help them be more efficient with diagnostics.

Join headlining speakers Dave Scaler, Jim Wilson, Danny Sanchez and more for a dynamite training event right in the heart of industry week! Technicians will be able to take advantage of all the valuable industry events at the same time and place!

The registration cost for attendees will be $395 early sign-up, $450 after October 15th. Register via the AAPEX website online at www.aapexshow.com.

  • Industry Week at AAPEX
  • High End Technical Training
  • Networking Events
  • Only $395
  • There are limited attendee seats available so act fast!

At the AVI Training Conference alongside AAPEX in Las Vegas you have the chance to attend the best management, automotive and diesel technical training on the most current topics from the greatest instructors in the automotive industry.

Please browse our website for more information about Bartec USA LLC and our range of TPMS Tools and our professional Tire Pressure Monitoring System support, then call toll free 855-877-9732 and speak to one of our team or e-mail us at sales@bartecusa.com.

September 2012 
Bartec Announces New National Sales Manager

Bartec Announces new National Sales ManagerBartec, Industry leader in TPMS tools and solutions announces the hiring of Dennis Flanery as the new National Sales Manager for their South Region!

Dennis is a veteran of the automotive aftermarket of more than 25 years, specializing in Driveability and Diagnostics which is a perfect fit for TPMS. Most recently, as a Regional Supply Sales Manager with American Tire Distributors, Dennis created tremendous growth in his region while directly managing numerous sales and supply channels. Through out his career, Dennis has built an excellent reputation of being knowledgeable and providing great service and follow‐up. As a result, he built a network of loyal customers and colleagues. Bartec believes that Dennis’ knowledge of Diagnostics, TPMS, the Tire Industry, and his ability to take care of customers will be a perfect fit.

TPMS is certainly the hottest topic in the world of the automotive aftermarket and repair. According to Scot Holloway, CEO and General Manager of Bartec USA, “We are seeing a significant rise in the demand for our already 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 our customers expect.”

Dennis rounds out a National Sales Team that includes Kelly Nugent (West) and Steve Long (North). This “A‐Team” of TPMS expertise manages 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.

Please browse our website for more information about Bartec USA LLC and our range of TPMS Tools and our professional Tire Pressure Monitoring System support, then call toll free 855-877-9732 and speak to one of our team or e-mail us at sales@bartecusa.com.

September 2012
ITEC 2012 to Host Industry TPMS Experts - Sept. 18-Sep. 20, Cleveland OH, booth #675

September 2012 ITEC 2012 to Host Industry TPMS Experts - Sept. 18-Sep. 20, Cleveland OH, booth #675In 2012 ITEC will reinforce its established position as the one show for everyone in the tire industry. For three days in September 2012, the global tire industry will gather in Cleveland, Ohio, to learn everything from how to improve productivity in manufacturing plants to how to sell more tires to new ways of recycling tires. Attendees can expect: Three days packed with outstanding educational opportunities including in-depth seminars, panels, and content-rich programs providing information on vital topics that will impact the attendees’ business on a daily basis.

World-class exhibitors will showcase their complete product line from tire equipment, tire-building machinery, compounds and ingredients to aftermarket accessories and specialized tire-changing equipment and products to light truck tires, mining, OTR, farm and industrial tires and, of course, passenger and high-performance tires - Click here to register for the 2012 ITEC Show CALL TOLL FREE 855-877-9732 to discuss TPMS with Bartec USA.

September 2012 
CARS 2012 to Host Industry TPMS Experts - Oct. 11-Oct. 13, New Orleans LA, booth #C1436

September 2012 CARS 2012 to Host Industry TPMS Experts - Oct. 11-Oct. 13, New Orleans LA, booth #C1436CARS, the Congress of Automotive Repair & Service, is the premier event for automotive service professionals! CARS was created to provide buyers and sellers within the automotive repair and service community a place to network, an educational resource for learning about the technological advancements, as well as a unique marketplace to see all the products, services, equipment and technology available to industry professional.

CARS is the premier event for automotive service professionals, and was specifically created and designed to deliver high-quality, trusted education and product information, while providing unmatched networking opportunities, services and technology - Click here to register for the 2012 Cars Show CALL TOLL FREE 855-877-9732 to discuss TPMS with Bartec USA.

September 2012 
SEMA 2012 to Host Industry TPMS Experts - Oct. 30-Nov. 2, Las Vegas NV, booth #40052

September 2012 SEMA 2012 to Host Industry TPMS Experts - Oct. 30-Nov. 2, Las Vegas NV, booth #40052Bartec USA, will present a new stand at the SEMA show 2012 at Las Vegas at booth #40052. The SEMA Show takes place Tuesday, October 30 to Friday, November 2, 2012 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The SEMA Show is the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world.

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, powersports, and RV markets. SEMA Show 2012 drew more than 50,000 domestic and international buyers with Bartec USA a regular supporter of this important premier automotive show - Click here to register for the 2012 SEMA Show CALL TOLL FREE 855-877-9732 to discuss TPMS with Bartec USA.

September 2012 
AAPEX 2012 to Host Industry TPMS Experts - Oct 30-Nov. 1, Las Vegas NV, booth #756

September 2012 AAPEX 2012 to Host Industry TPMS Experts - Oct 30-Nov. 1, Las Vegas NV, booth #756Bartec USA, will present a new stand at the AAPEX show 2012 at Las Vegas. Our stand number is 1264. AAPEX represents the $395 billion global motor vehicle aftermarket. More than 115,000 professionals from around the globe participate in Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week in Las Vegas, Nevada.

AAPEX is your connection to automotive aftermarket industry leaders and innovators all in one place. Automotive parts wholesale dealers, retailers, service chains, jobbers and service professionals attend AAPEX. These buyers represent billions of dollars in buying power. Click here to register for the 2012 AAPEX Show OR CALL TOLL FREE 855-877-9732 to discuss TPMS with Bartec USA.

August 2012
Bartec Announces Their New Software Update Release: R48

What’s New:

  1. August 2012 Bartec Announces Their New Software Update Release: R48GM COMS and DTC: direct OBD communications with
    GM vehicles for writing TPM IDS and reading vehicles
    Diagnostics Trouble Codes
    2. Automatic DTC clearing during write process for Chrysler
    3. Additional OBD communications for Chrysler vehicles
    4. Additional EZ-sensor® coverage
    5. Added supplier sensor part numbers to settings menu
    6. MY2012 and MY2013 vehicle selections added
    7. EZ-sensor® and Chrysler on-screen instructions
    8. Bartec USA launches Update Assistant for TECH400series tools

Software ready for download from August 6th 2012. Visit: https://tools.bartecusa.com/login.aspx for more information.

 

August 2012
TPMS Mechanical Tool Kit

What’s New:

August 2012 TPMS Mechanical Tool Kit

Try the new TPMS TECH400SE Master Kit featuring:

  • TPMS “Loop Rest Tool” - Quickly and accurately reset the looping condition common with Toyota and Lexus vehicles. (for vehicles prior to 2009).
  • Valve Core “Torque Tool” - Correctly tighten the valve core on TPMS sensors to the preset torque. Prevents over tightening.
  • TPMS Sensor “Fishing” Tool - Attaches to the thread end of the valve stem and allows the sensor to drop inside the tire for safe handling and removal.
  • T20 Torque Tool - Correctly tighten the torx screw that holds the sensor to the clamp in valve stem. Preset to 35in/lbs and prevents over tightening.
  • T10 Torque Tool - Correctly tighten the torx screw that holds the sensor to the clamp in valve stem. Preset to 12in/lbs and prevents over tightening.
  • Multi-Purpose Grommet Tool - Removes the 11mm & 12mm sensor stem nuts. Also seats the sealing grommets on the sensor.
  • Ergonomic Torque Wrench & Sockets - 3/8” drive torque wrench with 11mm & 12mm sockets. properly tighten to torque the TPMS sensor nuts quickly, accurately and ergonomically (20 to 90 in/lbs).
  • Digital Tire Pressure Gauge - Quickly verify tire’s air pressure with the Accutire pressure gauge. Accurate to 5psi.

Please browse our website for more information about Bartec USA LLC and our range of TPMS Tools and our professional Tire Pressure Monitoring System support, then call toll free 855-877-9732 and speak to one of our team or e-mail us at sales@bartecusa.com.

July 2012
TPMS Tuesdays for July and August 2012!

July 2012 TPMS Tuesdays for July and August 2012!As part of their continued customer support programs, Bartec USA, LLC announces the upcoming TPMS Tuesday’s Schedule! Owners of the market leading line up of Bartec TPMS tools can now participate in weekly TPMS training.

Bartec will conduct exclusive online TPMS clinics covering all aspects of Tire Pressure Monitoring System service and diagnostics. These 15-30 minute On-line webinars are arranged to keep you informed of information that helps you, the technician, deal with TPMS.

"In the short time it takes to attend, you are able to get valuable information of TPMS specific topics, ask questions with live answers, and have a better understanding of dealing with TPMS" said Jonathan Rose, Bartec Technical Support. To attend events, login to your Bartec USA tool account and click the link. These are non-register accounts, and will go live ½ hour before class starts. Please call me well in advance if you have any questions.

Each webinar is live and begins at 5:00 pm, Eastern Time.

Overview:

  • 3 types of TPMS relearns – What are they and what you need to know to be successful - July 3rd
  • 'NEW' Bartec USA Tools Update Assistant: What is it, how does it work, and how do you get it? - July 10th
  • Bartec Software Launch R48.0 - July 17th
  • Bartec USA TPMS PAD Software Update - July 24th
  • Using the Bartec Audit Report: How does this help me with TPMS? - July 31st
  • Talking TPMS to your customers: How to communicate TPMS and why they have it - August 7th
  • TPMS Service Packs: Do I really need to change them? - August 14th
  • General Discussion: Review of Bartec Software and TPMS - August 21st
  • “NEW” Bartec USA Tools Update Assistant: What is it, how does it work, and how do you get it? - August 28th

Please visit www.bartecusa.com or contact our office at 855-877-9732 to learn more about these free online classes or Bartec's world class TPMS tool solutions. Monday-Friday. Call our Technical Support Toll Free (866) 407-8767 or email us at help@bartecusa.com

July 2012
Consumer Based TPMS Classes Announced!

July 2012 Consumer Based TPMS Classes Announced!Also, beginning in July, a CONSUMER BASED TPMS class. Bartec understands the success in TPMS is more than our great tools. We are here to help technician’s talk TPMS and to help Consumers’ understand it. Upcoming Schedule of Classes for WhyTPMS.com (Consumer Based) Invite your customers. To attend events, visit www.whytpms.com and click the link to register.

All class times are 3:30 pm EST

Overview:

  • What every consumer needs to know about TPMS - July 20th
  • What every consumer needs to know about TPMS - August 17th
  • What every consumer needs to know about TPMS - September 7th

Each webinar is live and begins at 3:30 pm, Eastern Time. Please visit www.bartecusa.com or contact our office at 855-877-9732 to learn more about these free online classes or Bartec's world class TPMS tool solutions. Monday-Friday. Call our Technical Support Toll Free (866) 407-8767 or email us at help@bartecusa.com

June 2012
Bartec Announces TPMS Top Gun Product Training

Sterling Heights, MI - Bartec, Industry leader in TPMS tools and solutions announces their brand new product training program called TPMS TOP GUN.

June 2012 Bartec Announces TPMS Top Gun Product TrainingBartec is committed to building the confidence of their customers by improving their TPMS Skills. According to Scot Holloway, Bartec CEO, "What better way to get confident with our TECH400SD tool and TPMS in general, then by sending in one of our TPMS TOP GUNS to train and educate?"

According to Bartec, this training program is just an extension of their current product technical support and is designed to answer questions sooner rather than later. "TPMS exists in the real world, not just in some sales pitch, and our Top Guns know that better than anyone! They will be able to teach our tool users how to cope with TPMS", continued Holloway.

The Bartec TPMS Top Gun Team consists of EIGHT TPMS professionals! Each Top Gun has unique skills and TPMS experience ranging from product knowledge, aftermarket and repair knowledge to OE TPMS knowledge. Most importantly, they all have the ability to communicate the needed information to help tool owners gain the confidence needed to be successful in TPMS! The class will cover basic concepts regarding the TECH400SD [how to set up and use] and how to work on cars. One third of this extensive training is HANDS ON. Before the class ends, all attendees will have performed TPMS re-learns and a TEST BEFORE YOU TOUCH AUDIT. Then to document what has been learned, there is a test and if successful, a certificate is awarded.

"This is a serious class aimed at making Bartec customers the very best in TPMS," according to Product Manager Michael Rose. Bartec has always been committed to helping our customers after the sale, and TPMS Top Gun is simply more evidence of that commitment. Included in the course is a Tool Workbook and support DVD. Please visit www.tpmstopgun.com for more information and a list of our TPMS Top Gun Trainers.

June 2012
Bartec announces that during Tire Safety Week "Everyday is TPMS Tuesday!"

Bartec announces that during Tire Safety Week Everyday is TPMS Tuesday!TPMS Webinar every day during Tire Safety Week next week, June 4th through 8th, open to everyone, including consumers - Click Here or the Image for LIVE TPMS clinics

Bartec is committed to educating and informing our customers and consumers alike.

According to Michael Rose, Product Manager at Bartec, "informed customers make better decisions and information is power, and never has that been truer than with servicing Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems".

To help make TPMS information readily available, Bartec sponsors www.whytpms.com, a web portal where BOTH repair technicians and consumers alike can go to learn more about TPMS. In addition to general TPMS knowledge, the Automobile Repair professional can read about repair solutions on the "Technicians Forum" and the Consumer can find TPMS Repair Shops in their local area using the "Dealer Search".

When you visit www.whytpms.com you can register for these free daily webinars. Simply click on the LIVE CLINICS tab and register for one or all five! Normally TPMS Tuesday classes are reserved for registered Bartec tool users; however Bartec is opening them to everyone during Tire Safety Week. The following is the schedule for the week:

  • Monday, June 4th - Using the TECH400SD
  • Tuesday, June 5th - What did NHTSA Say about TPMS? [Bartec's perspective on the four scenarios presented by the Tire Industry Association]
  • Wednesday, June 6th - TPMS Service kits [Do you really need to change that stuff?]
  • Thursday, June 7th - How to talk TPMS!
  • Friday, June 8th - What EVERY consumer needs to know about TPMS!

Each webinar is live and begins at 3:30 pm, Eastern Time. Please visit www.bartecusa.com or contact our office at 855-877-9732 to learn more about these free online classes or Bartec's world class TPMS tool solutions. Monday-Friday. Call our Technical Support Toll Free (866) 407-8767 or email us at help@bartecusa.com

June 2012
Bartec is 20 years old this month - Bartec Leading the way in TPMS for 20 years

Bartec is 20 years old this month - Bartec Leading the way in TPMS for 20 yearsBartec Auto ID Ltd was formed on June 1st 1992 and remains a private limited company solely owned by its Directors.

It is a market leading supplier of Radio Frequency systems, specialising in Tire Pressure Monitoring Tools and systems for both production plants and aftermarket.

Bartec Auto ID Ltd is the world leader in Tire Pressure Monitoring Tools and Systems, having installed over 80 plants worldwide and supplied hundreds of thousands of TPMS dealer tools.

In 2004 the company dominated the market for TPMS in North America and Bartec USA LLC was formed to supply the support for our growing list of US plant customers and develop partnerships for the supply and support of our range of aftermarket tools.

Customers include Ford, Chrysler, GM, Mitsubishi, Renault, Volvo, Nissan, Subaru, Isuzu, Land Rover, Jaguar, Honda, Hyundai, Toyota, Kia, BMW, Mercedes and wheel manufacturers and assemblers across the world. Our tools are designed to activate and decode all TPMS sensors on the market.

Please visit www.bartecusa.com or contact our office at 855-877-9732 to learn more about Bartec's world class TPMS tool solutions. Monday-Friday. Call our Technical Support Toll Free (866) 407-8767 or email us at help@bartecusa.com

May 2012
Bartec TECH400SD Featured on the Front Cover of "Undercar Digest" Magazine May 2012 Edition

Bartec TECH400SD Featured on the Front Cover of Undercar Digest Magazine May 2012 EditionBartec USA feature in a 4 page article that really puts our premium TPMS Tool to the test.

Undercar Digest serves the field of undercar specialty shops doing exhaust, brake or chassis repair, including muffler shops, brake/front end shops, alignment shops and tire shops, and general repair shops doing exhaust, brake or chassis repair including full-service independent garages, fleet repair facilities, auto dealer service departments, service stations and other shops doing undercar repair.

A very important part of our subscriber base is the specialty distribution system that has grown up over the last 30 years. The two-step distributors are a very important part of the aftermarket system, and since its beginning Undercar Digest has served this marketplace.

Undercar Digest has created a unique relationship with its readers over the years by providing direct person-to-person contact on an ongoing basis. Visit www.undercardigest.com to find out more.

Contact you’re a Bartec sales representative or authorized dealer for more information. To find a dealer near you, click on the authorized dealer tab on the Bartec website at www.bartecusa.com or call toll free at (866) 407-8767.

May 2012
Bartec Technical Support Team For All TPMS Tools, TPMS PAD & TPMS Sensor Supprt

Bartec Technical Support Team For All TPMS Tools, TPMS PAD & TPMS Sensor SupprtHave you met our Technical Support Team? Bartec USA is staffed with 3 full time dedicated Technical Support Specialists, and backed by an experienced support team!

Lisa Sayranian:

  • Technical Support Team Manager
  • Certified Technical Support Specialist
  • Certified TIA Automotive Tire Service

Jonathan Rose:

  • Technical Support Specialist

Tony Cain:

  • TPMS Engineer
  • Certified Technical Support Specialist
  • TIA Certified ATS Instructor

John Larocque:

  • TPMS Field Technician
  • Certified Technical Support Specialist
  • TIA Certified ATS Instructor

Contact your a Bartec sales representative or authorized dealer for more information. To find a dealer near you, click on the authorized dealer tab on the Bartec website at www.bartecusa.com or call toll free at (866) 407-8767.

April 2012
EZ-sensor® Receives 2012 North American Product Leadership Award

EZ-sensor® Receives 2012 North American Product Leadership AwardSchradar Receives 2012 North American Product Leadership Award for EZ-sensor® Technology

Schrader, a manufacturer of valve and sensing solutions, has announced that Frost & Sullivan has awarded the company with the 2012 North American Product Leadership Award for its contribution towards Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) Aftermarket. The award recognizes the EZ-sensor® technology developed by Schrader in collaboration with Bartec.

The President of Schradar International, Hugh Charvat stated that the product leadership award recognizes the accomplishments of the company in developing a differentiated replacement sensor technology and for spreading awareness about TPMS technology. Charvat added that the growing number of vehicles will lead to the growing demand of replacement sensors. Furthermore, all vehicles manufactured after 2007 feature TPMS technology.

The innovative feature of the EZ-sensor, as noted by Frost & Sullivan, is the simplicity and seamlessness of the sensor’s programmability. It has been developed with the aim to replace majority of the TPMS sensors offered by dealers. The EZ-sensor® technology minimizes the cost of inventory and eliminates the need of special tools required to mount the sensors. Furthermore, the EZ-sensor® can be used easily installed in several vehicle models and brands, including Ford, Chrysler, Chevrolet, Dodge, Buic, Honda, Jeep, Lexus, Infiniti, Mitsubishi, Lincoln, Pontiac, Mazda, Mercury, Saturn, Toyota and Scion. Installation can be completed effortlessly by using a rubber snap-in valve stem or an aluminum clamp-in valve attachment to minimize labor inefficiencies.

Contact your a Bartec sales representative or distributor partner for more information. To find a distributor near you, click on the distributor tab on the Bartec website at www.bartecusa.com or call toll free at (866) 407-8767.

April 2012
R47 Release for Bartec TPMS Tools

R47 Release for Bartec TPMS ToolsBartec USA, LLC announces the latest software update for the market leading range of TPMS Tools.

As Bartec is committed to providing the very best in tool coverage, function and features, they continually release software updates for their complete range of TPMS Tools.

Bartec CEO and General Manager Scot Holloway stated that "Bartec's TECH400SD is the premier TPMS Tool that helps avoid the "Make Inoperative Trap!" "Some TPMS tools hunt and that will ultimately lead to confusion during the repair," Holloway continued.

R47 includes coverage for the all new Toyota Camry. The 2012 Camry features yet another new sensor protocol and vehicle communication specification, and Bartec has the solution! Also included is coverage for the 2012 Kia Rio, improved tool battery monitoring and improved aftermarket sensor handling.

Also, launching at the same time is a new VEHICLE OF THE MONTH VIDEO – which walks you through the TPMS relearn the 2012 Toyota Camry.  All registered users can log into Bartec’s website at www.bartecusa.com and watch this brief and informative 'how to' video.

Contact you’re a Bartec sales representative or distributor partner for more information. To find a distributor near you, click on the distributor tab on the Bartec website at www.bartecusa.com or call toll free at (866)407-TPMS(8767).

March 2012
Bartec Announces new Regional Sales Manager

Bartec Announces new Regional Sales ManagerSterling Heights, MI - Bartec, Industry leader in TPMS tools and solutions announces the hiring of Kelly Nugent as our National Sales Manager-West!

TPMS is certainly the hottest topic in the world of the automotive aftermarket and repair. According to Scot Holloway, CEO and General Manager of Bartec USA, "We are seeing a significant rise in the demand for our already popular line of TPMS Tools and Solutions, and we need to have more feet on the ground in order to continue to provide the excellent customer service our distributors and end users expect."

Kelly brings loads of automotive tire experience as he has spent 15 years in the business. As a Tool and Supply Specialist with American Tire Distributors, Kelly built an excellent reputation of being knowledgeable and providing great service and follow-up. As a result, he built a network of loyal customers and colleagues. Bartec believes that Kelly’s knowledge of TPMS, experience in the Tire Industry and his unmatched work ethic will mean great success in the western states.

Kelly rounds out a regional team that already includes Ed Jones (South) and Steve Long (North). This "A-Team" of TPMS expertise manages 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.

CALL TOLL FREE 855-877-9732 to discuss TPMS with Bartec USA or visit our website at www.bartecusa.com for more information about our company.

March 2012
Upcoming On-Line Training "TPMS Tuesday's"

Upcoming On-Line Training "TPMS Tuesday's"The Bartec tech support team would like to extend a welcome to all registered Bartec tool users to join the following TPM'S Tuesday’s classes.

TPMS Tuesday’s Class Schedule:

  • Using The Audit Report-Test Before you Touch 2/28/2012
  • Mode's & Mode Changing 3/6/2012
  • Hyundai/Kia TPMS 3/13/2012
  • Bartec Software Review R46 & R47 3/20/2012
  • Bartec TPMS Pad 3/27/2012
  • Updating Your 400 Series Tool 4/3/2012
  • Updating Your 300 Plus 4/10/2012
  • Updating Your 300 4/17/2012
  • DTC'S - How To Use This Feature 4/24/2012
  • Using The Audit Report-Test before you Touch 5/1/2012

Signing up for TPMS Tuesdays:

  • All times are Eastern
  • Login to your Bartec account
  • Select clinics under the red bar
  • Pick which clinic you are interested in
  • Fill out your name and e-mail
  • Then register

**Check your e-mail for a Webinar invitation**

Please log into your account (www.bartecusa.com and click Login) and navigate to the clinics tab to select the classes you would like to attend.

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

March 2012
Bartec’s TPMS PAD & Mechanical Tool Kit in the Spotlight

March 2012 Bartec’s TPMS PAD & Mechanical Tool Kit in the SpotlightBartec’s TPMS PAD WRTPAD1 - (Product Code is WRTPAD1) - Features include:

  • No Internet Needed To Operate
  • Vehicle Identification Number Not Required
  • Uses Make-Model-Year Lookup For Fast And Accurate Programming
  • Programs The Market Leading and Revolutionary EZ-sensor®)

Bartec’s Mechanical Tool Kit - (Product Code is WRTMT103) - The Mechanical Tool Kit includes:

  • Bartec’s Mechanical Tool Kit - (Product Code is WRTMT103)Valve Core Torque Tool
  • T-10 Torque Tool
  • T-20 Torque Tool
  • Digital Tire Pressure Gage
  • TPMS Sensor Fishing Tool
  • Multi-Purpose Grommet Tool
  • Ergonomic Torque Wrench
  • TPMS System Reset Tool
  • Fitted HD Carry Case

Coming Soon from Bartec USA:

  • R47 tool software launch for Bartec 400 series, 300 SD series, Schrader 21230 and NAPA 92-1525
  • MY2012 updates for the 300/300 Plus TPMS tools
  • Ask your authorized Bartec Distributor about the 2nd QTR Promos for 2012!

CALL TOLL FREE 855-877-9732 to discuss TPMS with Bartec USA and to learn more about our tools, who is using them, and why our knowledge base and customer support are second to NONE!

February 2012
Attention Bartec USA Customers!

February 2012 Attention Bartec USA Customers!The Bartec tech support team would like to extend a welcome to all registered Bartec tool users to join the following TPM'S Tuesday’s classes.

TPMS Tuesday’s Class Schedule

Updating your 300 Plus - 1/24/2012 5:00:00 PM
Updating your 300 - 1/31/2012 5:00:00 PM
Toyota TPMS - 2/7/2012 5:00:00 PM
Bartec TPMS Pad - 2/14/2012 5:00:00 PM
DTC'S - How To Use This Feature - 2/21/2012 5:00:00 PM
Using The Audit Report-Test Before you Touch - 2/28/2012 5:00:00 PM
Mode's & Mode Changing - 3/6/2012 5:00:00 PM
Hyundai / Kia TPMS - 3/13/2012 5:00:00 PM
Bartec Software Review R46 & R47 - 3/20/2012 5:00:00 PM
Bartec TPMS Pad - 3/27/2012 5:00:00 PM
Updating Your 400 Series Tool - 4/3/2012 5:00:00 PM
Updating Your 300 Plus - 4/10/2012 5:00:00 PM
Updating Your 300 4/17/2012 5:00:00 PM
DTC'S - How To Use This Feature - 4/24/2012 5:00:00 PM
Using The Audit Report-Test before you Touch - 5/1/2012 5:00:00 PM

Please log into your account (www.bartecusa.com and click Login) and navigate to the clinics tab to select the classes you would like to attend.

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

January 2012
Bartec Announces TIA ATS Training Voucher!

TIA is taking its award winning Automotive Tire Service (ATS) Certification Course on the road in 2012. Throughout the coming year, in 28 cities across the country, those who successfully complete the 4-day class will be certified as Advanced ATS Instructors and will be able to take this critically important Tire Service knowledge back to your place of business!

January 2012 Bartec Announces TIA ATS Training Voucher!

As leaders in the TPMS segment, Bartec is sponsoring this important campaign. "We believe that 2012 will be an important year for TPMS and Tire Repair," according to Scot Holloway, CEO of Bartec USA. "In light of two recent revelations, the NHTSA/TIA scenario clarification and a 20 million dollar tire repair settlement, we believe that education, training, and of course having the proper equipment, is the best way forward if you are in the Tire service business," stated Holloway.

To back up their commitment to training and education, Bartec is offering a unique SPECIAL OFFER for the ATS TOUR. Beginning January 2, 2012, included with every NEW TECH400SD TPMS Tool shipped from Bartec is an ATS Registration Form and Tuition Voucher. The Tuition Voucher, when combined with the special sponsorship tuition rate, means a $200 discount for this class, and is only available from Bartec!

The TECH400SD is THE market leading TPMS Tool for the diagnosis and repair of the TPMS of Domestic and Import vehicles. With features like trouble code detection and displaying, on-board re-learn procedures, sensor part number display, SD card updating (no computer required), and of course market leading vehicle coverage, it is easy to understand why the nation’s largest tire service chains have chosen Bartec as their TPMS Tool provider! CALL TOLL FREE 855-877-9732 to discuss TPMS with Bartec USA and to learn more about our tools, who is using them, and why our knowledge base and customer support are second to NONE!

January 2012
Thank you to our Survey Participants!

Brooks Huff Tire and AutoBartec would like to say thank you to all the TPMS survey participants! As a way of saying thanks each participant received a 3 month extension to their website subscription. Also, as promised, we had a grand prize drawing for a free year software certificate, a $350 value! The winner is:

Brooks Huff Tire and Auto

Brooks Huff Tire and Auto have been in business since 1943 and is family owned and operated. We are an independent Goodyear Dealer and have 3 stores in Maryland and 3 in Pennsylvania we employ 75 persons and the Bartec 400 and 400 plus TPMS scan tools are an integral part of our tire business. For more information about Brooks Huff Tire and Auto please visit their website www.brookshuff.com.

Congratulations and thank you for your support of Bartec! Stay tuned for future surveys and communications from Bartec USA, the leaders in TPMS!

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

January 2012
Bartec Shines in light of NHTSA/TIA Report!

In the recently published answers to the TPMS Questions posed by the Tire Industry Association, the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration clarifies what the 'make inoperative' provision means with respect to TPMS.

You can read the responses to the questions here

In Bartec’s view, the key points of this report are:

  1. You need a proper TPMS tool to VERIFY TPMS sensor function or non-function
    prior to doing any TPMS service work.
  2. That TPMS tool should be capable of fully servicing the TPMS while providing
    detailed reports.
  3. If a vehicle fitted with TPMS comes into your shop, and the system is operating
    as designed, it must leave that way.
  4. As a repair technician, you cannot knowingly make the system inoperative.
  5. If you are installing seasonal or other new wheel sets to a fully functioning TPMS vehicle – those new wheels MUST have TPMS sensors included, and they must be programmed to the vehicle.
  6. Test BEFORE you touch.
  7. Retain records of the service – it could save your business.

 

Bartec, leaders in TPMS Tools and Solutions have always been an advocate of TEST BEFORE YOU TOUCH! That is, you should always use your Bartec TPMS Tool to verify the condition of the vehicle TPMS BEFORE you begin any service or repair. If you don’t have a Bartec tool, here’s what you’re missing:

  • The ability to ACCURATELY test the TPMS sensors.
  • Diagnose the vehicle condition by checking for fault codes.
  • The ability to PROGRAM the new replacement sensor to the vehicle.
  • Printing a comprehensive Vehicle Audit Report.

The audit report is the proof for you and your customer that you know what you are doing when it comes to servicing TPMS. Print out the audit report and show your customer what needs to fixed, what the last repair shop may have missed, and most importantly, keep the record that shows you are in compliance with 49 USC 30122(b)!

TEST BEFORE YOU TOUCH and Prove it – with the Bartec Audit Report!

Enter complete data for better records. All the critical sensor information
including sensor battery state and part number.

TEST BEFORE YOU TOUCH and Prove it – with the Bartec Audit Report!

Flashing light? Check for DTC’s Only Bartec TPMS Tools give you the VIN and DTC’s!!!

TEST BEFORE YOU TOUCH and Prove it – with the Bartec Audit Report!

As you can see, BARTEC data is FAR MORE complete than the competition, and gives you the confidence of knowing how to properly diagnose and accurately repair! Contact your local Bartec Distributor today and ask about the various promotions currently underway!

Bartec Shines in light of NHTSA/TIA Report!Download as PDF

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