TPMS Industry News

2013

December 2013
TECH500 presented on the Two Guys Garage Website

The Bartec USA TECH500 as presented on the Two Guys Garage website which can be also seen on the Two Guys Garage website. The TECH500 is the Premier TPMS Tool! Bartec added Bluetooth, Wi-Fi connectivity and the ability to test intelligent [passive entry] key fobs! This tool is faster, easier to use, and more accurate than the competition! Find out more about the TECH500 here.

Bartec continues to be the leader in the development of new TPMS technology and solutions to better aid automotive service professionals worldwide. Visit our website at www.bartecusa.com or call our sales office toll free at 855-877-9732 for additional information.

November 2013
Industry Week at SEMA and AAPEX Exhibitions

This year's industry week, the SEMA and AAPEX 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

SEMA Showwww.semashow.com
SEMA Show est au Las Vegas Convention Center
SEMA Show durée Novembre 5 - Novembre 8, 2013
Le SEMA Show est l'événement par excellence des produits du commerce spécialisé de l'automobile dans le monde. Il s'appuie esprits les plus brillants de l'industrie et des produits les plus chauds à un seul endroit, le Las Vegas Convention Center. Cette année devrait être la plus grosse encore, alors venez rejoindre Bartec USA à Las Vegas.
Bartec USA Booth #40062
Visitez notre stand pour des démonstrations de produits en direct, TPMS vidéos et annonces de nouveaux produits! Visitez notre stand pour des démonstrations de nouveaux produits en direct.

AAPEX Show

AAPEX Showwww.aapexshow.com
APPEX Show est à la Las Vegas Sands Expo Center
AAPEX Montrer durée Novembre 5 - Novembre 7, 2013
Le AAPEX spectacle représente l'aftermarket automobile mondial 395 000 000 000 $. Plus de 128.000 professionnels venus du monde entier participent à Automotive Industry Week Aftermarket à Las Vegas, Nevada. AAPEX est votre lien avec les leaders de l'industrie automobile de rechange et les innovateurs en un seul endroit.
Bartec USA Booth #1273
Visitez notre stand pour des démonstrations de produits en direct, TPMS vidéos et annonces de nouveaux produits! Inscrivez-vous à un tirage au sort quotidien! Chaque jour, mercredi-vendredi, Bartec est loin de donner un iPad GRATUIT pour un visiteur chanceux notre stand.

October 2013
TECH500 TPMS Tool Promotion

TECH500 TPMS Tool PromotionBuy a TECH500 TPMS tool and receive a total of 2 years FREE Software Updates

Promotion valid October 1, 2013 thru December 31, 2013

October 2013
TECH400SD TPMS Tool Promotion

TECH400 TPMS Tool PromotionBuy a TECH400SD and receive a Total of 2 years Free Software Updates!

Promotion valid October 1, 2013 thru December 31, 2013

September 2013
Bartec Release the Revelutionary TPMS Desktop

TPMS Desktop provides revolutionary technology to help you manage your Bartec TPMS tool(s). The TPMS Desktop is designed to work with the following Bartec TPMS tools; TECH500, TECH400SD, TECH200 and the TPMS Pad. Three ways to download the TPMS Desktop:

  • 1. Click on the TPMS Desktop link on our website www.bartecusa.com
  • 2. Install the cd software included in your TECH500 tool
  • 3. As a registered tool user you can click on the link from your TPMS account

TPMS Desktop

Features of the Desktop TPMS include:

  • Audits - Complete audit report when you need it
  • Update - Automatically retrieve update files from your current registered account
  • Vehicle Lookup - Lookup TPMS information for a vehicle quickly and easily
  • Settings - Configure your settings for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi configuration
  • TPMS Pad - Launches the software to run your TPMS Pad

For more information, please call or our sales office at 855-877-9732, or visit our website at www.bartecusa.com. Bartec continues to bring TPMS into focus!

September 2013
Bartec Distributor Portal access is NOW available!

Visit www.bartecusa.com and click on the Distributor Portal link, enter your user name and password to access product images, promotions, product literature, videos, newsletters, TPMS University, and much more. Get Bartec sales information when you need it!

Bartec USA will provide a username and password for each distributor representative that would like access to our portal. To receive your portal access we need your company to complete the attached distributor portal access form. Please email the distributor portal access form to jbryja@bartecusa.com to receive your portal login. An invitation to first login will be sent to you with your username and password.

Distributor Portal

Information on the Distributor Portal belongs to Bartec USA. The information found on this site is for Authorized Bartec Distributors only. If you have any questions, please contact your Bartec Representative.

For more information, please call or our sales office at 855-877-9732, or visit our website at www.bartecusa.com.  Bartec continues to bring TPMS into focus!

July 2013
TECH500 TPMS Tool Promotion

TECH500 TPMS Tool PromotionBuy a TECH500 TPMS tool and
receive a total of 2 years of
FREE Software Updates

Promotion valid July 1, 2013 thru September 30, 2013

July 2013
TECH400SD TPMS Tool Promotion

TECH400SD TPMS Tool PromotionBuy a TECH400SD and
receive a Total of 2 years Free Software Updates plus a Free Consumer Kit!

Promotion valid July 1, 2013 thru September 30, 2013

July 2013
TECH400 TPMS Tool Loyalty Promotion

TECH400 TPMS Tool Loyalty PromotionUpgrade your TECH400 or the
Schrader 21230 TPMS tool for the
NEW TECH500 or the
TECH400SD TPMS Tool

Promotion valid July 1, 2013 thru December 31, 2013

July 2013
TECH300 TPMS Tool Loyalty Promotion

TECH300 TPMS Tool Loyalty PromotionUpgrade your TECH300, TECH300Plus, Napa 90-9013, Napa 92-1511, Schrader 21210,
or the Schrader 21211 for a new
TECH400SD or a TECH500

Promotion valid July 1, 2013 thru December 31, 2013

June 2013
Bartec Announces Software Update Release 50!

Sterling Heights, MI (February 20, 2013) - Bartec, Industry leader in TPMS tools and solutions continues to lead the way in advanced TPMS tool solutions! Software release 50 is here and with it comes market leading coverage and features ONLY the TECH400SD has!

Bartec is the ONLY TPMS tool to offer programming of a full range of aftermarket sensors like EZ-sensor, Alligator Sens.it, and Orange AND OBD relearns for FORD, GM and VOLVO. Bartec is recognized globally as the LEADER in TPMS - while others follow, we bring unique solutions and coverage to the market FIRST!

Bartec continues to be the leader in the development of new TPMS technology and solutions to better aid automotive service professionals worldwide. Visit our website at www.bartecusa.com or call our sales office toll free at 855-877-9732 for additional information.

June 2013
Bartec USA To Present At The AVI Conference AAPEX 2013

June 2013 Bartec USA To Present At The AVI Conference AAPEX 2013

The Six Steps to Success in TPMS Are you successful in TPMS?

TPMS has been included on production vehicles for more than 10 years. Unfortunately we continue to hear about miss-information & confusion regarding TPMS. What this class will show you is there is no “easy button” with TPMS, but instead by implementing a process driven best practices you can increase you efficiency and ultimately your bottom line!

In this class we describe in details each of the six steps to TPMS success. Equally we will review what can happen if one or more of these steps are skipped!

Also in this class we will integrate an in-depth review of what makes a tire shop successful. TPMS is a process, and following that process we keep things consistent and successful. We will review the types of Activation and Scan tools, why you need them, and what other tools you may need. We will review replacement sensors and service packs, what is out there, and what you need to know about them. We will dive into “talking TPMS” with your customers, and how success starts at the counter. In closing we will review what information sources are out there, and how having access to TPMS info is critical to maintaining success.

May 2013
Market Exclusive features of the TECH400SD

May 2013 Market Exclusive features of the TECH400SD For the past 21 years, Motor Magazine reaches out to the automotive tool designers and manufacturers with a simple message:

"Send Us Your Latest and Greatest!"

The Bartec TECH400SD was THE ONLY TPMS TOOL 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!

Market Exclusive features of the TECH400SD include:

  • The ONLY TPMS Scan tool that can program Sens.itTM, EZ-sensor®, and Orange sensors, all in the same tool.
  • The ONLY TPMS Scan tool whose upgrades are SOFTWARE BASED. No need to send your tool away for updating.
  • The ONLY TPMS Scan tool that can do OBDII relearns for GM.
  • The ONLY TPMS Scan tool that can do OBDII relearns for FORD.
  • The ONLY TPMS Scan tool that can do OBDII relearns for VOLVO.
  • The ONLY TPMS Scan tool that has a process driven menu design.

Click here to see more from Motor

April 2013
Bartec Announces Certified ATS Advanced Instructor Training for 2013

TIA is taking its award winning Automotive Tire Service (ATS) Certification Course back on the road and will be visiting 17 cities across the U.S. Those who attend the 4-day class will be certified as Advanced ATS Instructors, allowing them to certify ATS Instructors and Technicians in the field.

Certified Automotive Tire Service (ATS) is a 300 and 400-level certification program that provides in-depth and comprehensive instruction on the recommended procedures for servicing modern automobiles and light trucks. Certified ATS is designed for the professional passenger and light truck tire technician so the subjects range from the relationship between torque and clamping force to the TPMS relearn procedures on domestic and import vehicles.

Following is a list of the 15 Modules that make up the Certified Automotive Tire Service (ATS) Program:
Module 1 - Introduction
Module 2 - Tires
Module 3 - Wheel & Fasteners
Module 4 - Raising the Vehicle
Module 5 - Tire/Wheel Assembly Removal
Module 6 - Torque & Clamping Force
Module 7 - RIST
Module 8 - Demounting, Mounting & Inflation
Module 9 - Balance and Run-out
Module 10 - Puncture Repair
Module 11 - Tire Conditions Analysis
Module 12 - TPMS Identification
Module 13 - TPMS Service Requirements
Module 14 - TPMS Relearn Procedures
Module 15 - TPMS Diagnostics

“Anyone working with tires should attend this class!!!” - 2012 Attendee

April 2013 Bartec Announces Certified ATS Advanced Instructor Training for 2013

Bartec continues to be the leader in the development of new TPMS technology and solutions to better aid automotive service professionals worldwide. Visit our website at www.bartecusa.com or call our sales office toll free at 855-877-9732 for additional information.

March 2013
Bartec Announces new software for TECH400SD!

Sterling Heights, MI (February 20, 2013) - Bartec, Industry leader in TPMS tools and solutions continues to lead the way in advanced TPMS tool solutions! Software release 49 is here and with it comes market leading coverage and features ONLY the TECH400SD has!

The Bartec TECH400SD can 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 of “Capture, Connect and Program” for GM and Ford models equipped with direct TPMS. Others make claims, but NO ONE can match the Bartec TECH400SD, no other combination tool is like it!

“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 the relearning faster and easier!” continued Holloway.

March 2013
Bartec Announces NEW National Sales Manager

Bartec, Industry leader in TPMS tools and solutions announces the hiring of automotive aftermarket veteran, Steve Donaldson, formally of Schrader International. Steve is a long time automotive aftermarket professional of more than 25 years.

His vast experience in the parts and tools categories, particularly in TPMS, makes a perfect fit for the Bartec team. “Steve has a solid ability to manage sales, provide marketing and product training; and he has the right balance of sales and technical expertise which makes Steve an asset on day one,” according to Steve Long, Bartec Sales Manager.

While at Schrader, Steve became very well versed in TPMS and has held the TIA/ATS trainer status for the last four years. Steve’s ability to teach and train while working with customers on TPMS has played a large part in his proven track record. Steve has conducted hundreds of TPMS clinics over the last 6 years. TPMS is certainly the hottest topic in the world of automotive aftermarket and repair. According to Scot Holloway, CEO and General Manager of Bartec USA, “We continue to see a significant rise in the demand for our 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.”

In addition to Steve Donaldson, the Bartec National Sales team includes Dennis Flannery and Kelly Nugent. Steve Long is now the Sales Team Manager. This “A-Team” of TPMS expertise manages a network of Independent Representatives and the very best group of Distributor Partners. Bartec believes when you combine talent with the market leading line of TPMS Tools and Solutions, the Bartec Team will continue to deliver TPMS success for the auto repair and tire retail industries.

March 2013
Bartec USA Announces the TPMS Consumer Kit

Bartec USA, the Industry leader in TPMS tool solutions remains committed to helping their customers increase in success while servicing TPMS. This latest offering includes practical information that will help consumers understand the real world of TPMS service.

“We surveyed hundreds of tire shops and found a common message, technicians and counter people need help explaining what Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems are all about,” according Scot Holloway, CEO of Bartec USA. “Who better than Bartec to provide the proper explanations and answers to the sometimes challenging service work that is a part of TPMS?” Holloway continued.

 

What is definitely clear, Bartec is intent on continuing the mission to deliver the necessary tools to help repair technicians avoid the make-inoperative trap. It is important to remember, according to NHTSA, it is the responsibility of tire shops and repair centers to keep the TPMS operating.

This Consumer Kit comes with a Counter Mat, Mouse Pad, Informative Wall Poster, Large Window Banner, Two versions of Consumer Oriented Brochures, and an attractive countertop display. To bring it all together, Bartec created a comprehensive reference book. Bartec’s goal in developing this kit: build knowledge and confidence and improve on the abilities of technicians and counter people alike. Using this Consumer Kit in your Tire Shop or Service Center will help consumers better understand TPMS and what is required.

Contact your Local Distributor for more information.

February 2013
TECH400SD wins another TOP TEN TOOL award!

TECH400SD wins another TOP TEN TOOL award!That’s right, Bartec has done it again! The TECH400SD was again selected as one of Undercar Digest’s TOP TEN Tools for 2013. This is two years running for the prestigious award that recognizes the industry’s best tools!

What makes the TECH400SD Unique?

The TECH400SD is the only true ALL - ONE - TPMS tool solution. Inside this single, easy to use tool is the ability to activate and decode (test) TPMS Sensors, AND program new Sensor ID’s through the OBDII port (scan). There are no external devices or connectors needed, just the standard OBDII Cable that’s included.

TECH400SD wins another TOP TEN TOOL award!Features and Benefits:

  • Only the TECH400SD uses make-model-year input which is the most accurate way to test sensors for proper function and fitment.
  • Only the TECH400SD can do relearns for GM and FORD through the OBD Port!  This eliminates complicated and confusing procedures saving the shop time and money!
  • The TECH400SD has the TPMS re-learn procedure built into the tool, which means no more time wasted looking up the procedure in a book or online.
  • The TECH400SD has a removable memory card, which means you can update the tool without a computer or internet connection.
  • The TECH400SD is universal, which means it works on ALL types of TPMS vehicles, domestic and import.
  • The TECH400SD provides an audit file, which means all the information from the TPMS like fault codes, sensor condition and VIN is all recorded. This information can be printed and provided to the consumer.
  • The TECH400SD has a comprehensive part number display system, which means no matter whose replacement sensors you use; chances are the TECH400SD has the sensor part number you need.
  • The TECH400SD comes with free TPMS training, which means you get the benefit of the years of TPMS experience AND a great tool, all from Bartec!

In addition to these market leading features, the TECH400SD is fast, accurate and is backed by market leading training and technical support. Tools that hunt sometimes force the technician to wait, or worse guess! True TPMS Diagnostics and repair are only possible with the right tool! Because of its intuitive design and market leading coverage, the TECH400SD is the industry tool of choice!

February 2013
Bartec Announces new TPMS Software! TPMS HUB!

Bartec, the Industry leader in TPMS tools and solutions announces their new TPMS Support Software, the TPMS HUB! www.tpmshub.com. The TPMS Hub is the center of the TPMS repair service! Bartec is keenly aware that equally important to having the best TPMS tool to diagnose and repair a vehicle’s TPMS, is having solid management software that links it all together. The TPMS Hub is EXACTLY that software!   From sensor searches to TPMS tool work instructions, re-learn procedures to valuable Bartec Tech Tips, the TPMS Hub is premier software that will make the TPMS service process more efficient, accurate and easier to complete.

TPMS HUB

The TPMS Hub is a subscription based service and is accessed via the internet. The information contained in the TPMS Hub is always up to date and is exactly what is needed to figure out those difficult diagnostic. Using the TPMS Hub is very intuitive and user friendly, which means you start saving time and money on DAY ONE.

Bartec understands that building confidence with our tools and TPMS is the key to improving your customer satisfaction. The TPMS Hub is just another way Bartec is helping you attract more customers and achieve better margins while servicing TPMS! At Bartec, we remain 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!

For a limited time, The TPMS HUB is available to existing Bartec customers on a “test drive” basis.  Simply visit www.bartecusa.com and log into your Bartec website account and click on the test drive tab to create you free 30 day trial. Also for a limited time, when you buy a new TECH400SD, you get a free 90 day test drive of the TPMS Hub!

For more information, please call or our sales office at 855-877-9732, or visit our website at www.bartecusa.com.  Bartec continues to bring TPMS into focus!

January 2013
TECH500 Premier TPMS Tool from Bartec USA

January 2013
TECH200 TPMS Sensor Testing Tool from Bartec USA