TPMS Industry News

2014

December 2014
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year From Bartec

2014 has been a fantastic year for Bartec USA leading right up to the SEMA and AAPEX shows recently held in Las Vegas in November. We want to take this opportunity to thank all of our customers, staff, suppliers and stakeholders for a productive year and to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year as we head into 2015. Our holiday schedule is as follows:

  • We will be closed for the holidays:
  • December 24th, 25th , 26th and 31st 2014
  • January 1st and 2nd 2015
  • NOTE: Technical Support is open for business on December 26th 2014 and January 2nd 2015

Bartec is always looking for ways to make TPMS service more efficient and accurate in order to help the service provider improve their bottom line. To that end, 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.

December 2014
Bartec Adds QWIK-SENSOR™ Coverage!

Bartec USA announces the release of the next tool software update for their range of TPMS tools. Owners of Bartec TPMS tools already know the value of the continuous improvement Bartec adds to their tools, and release 52 is no different. This latest release features the ability to program the newly released multi-coverage programmable sensor from Standard Motor Products, Inc. [SMP®] The QWIK-SENSOR™ offering is engineered with the technological advancements that customers have come to expect from SMP and covers 94 percent of all domestic, European and Asian applications with three multi-coverage TPMS sensors.

Bartec Adds QWIK-SENSOR™ Coverage

Bartec TPMS Tools were the very first to feature "at the car" programming of aftermarket TPMS replacement sensors. According to Scot Holloway, CEO of Bartec USA, "Adding the QWIK-SENSOR™ to our arsenal of programmable sensor coverage gives even greater flexibility to the repair technician." Holloway further noted: "Combining QWIK-SENSOR™ coverage with Bartec’s easy to use tools, means Tire Retailers and Auto Service companies alike can service more cars and create more satisfied customers."

All that’s required to program the QWIK-SENSOR™ is a current account at www.bartecusa.com and to download [and update] your TECH400Plus, TECH400SD or TECH500 tools with R52. Once your tool is updated with R52, programing the QWIK-SENSOR™ is easy as a few button clicks of the tool. "An added benefit of programming these sensors with the same tool that completes the TPMS relearn, you can test the sensor prior to installation" according to Michael Rose, Bartec Product Manager.

November 2014
Bartec to Demonstrate Wireless Tool Updating & Printing

SEMA/AAPEX Shows - Bartec, the global leader in TPMS tools and solutions announces yet another industry first! Wireless updating for the TECH500 TPMS Tool. "This year, the TECH500 was recognized by three leading trade journals as the market leading tool! Adding this new capability is even more evidence that the TECH500 is the right tool for today’s tire shops" according to Bartec C.E.O Scot Holloway. This year was a banner year for the TECH500 winning Motor Magazine’s Top 20 Tool Award, Undercar Digest’s Top 10 Tool and PTEN’s People Choice 2014.

Bartec to Demonstrate Wireless Tool Updating & Printing

With the TECH500 TPMS Tool up to date, you always have the very latest in TPMS vehicle and sensor coverage. This means the ability to service more cars and take care of more customers. It also means having the confidence of doing the job right the first time! Since the TECH500 also has wireless Bluetooth built in, the tool can send data to the TPMS Desktop or now, to a Wireless Back Shop Printer! This new accessory from Bartec comes complete with a wall mounted cradle and power supply. The printer is inductively charged while in the cradle, so it’s always ready to print!

Visit either of Bartec booths during Industry Week [AAPEX #774 or SEMA #41191] and see live demonstrations of these market leading innovations, from the leaders in TPMS.

November 2014
Bartec offers Software Amnesty at SEMA

SEMA Show 2014 - Bartec, the global leader in TPMS tools and solutions announces a unique promotion for this year’s SEMA show. Often times automotive technicians and shop owner’s alike get busy and forget to update the TPMS tools. Bartec gets that it’s easy to forget, so they announce a special offer for Bartec customers attending this year’s SEMA show.

Bartec offers Software Amnesty at SEMASimply visit the Bartec website at www.bartecusa.com and click on the IN BOOTH promo button at the top. Download, print and complete the promotion form and bring it to Bartec Booth #41191. There you will receive tool update R50 on a flash drive, free of charge! This offer is open only to Bartec TECH400, 400PLUS and 400SD tool users attending this year’s SEMA show.

While in the booth you can also see brand new products and the latest in TPMS Technology! Also, enter a daily drawing for a free TECH400SD tool. One name will be drawn from the previous day’s entries. A TECH400SD will be given out each day, Wednesday through Friday. Tools will be shipped the week following SEMA 2014.

October 2014
Bartec USA Promotions for Q4 2014

Bartec USA are pleased to announce our Q4 2014 promotions for both the USA and Canada. Our TPMS Tools offer the latest technology and support available and actually save you money in the longer term. The latest promotions are listed below.

2014 Q4 USA Promotions

Download PDFBuy a TECH400SD, TECH400SD Total TPMS Kit, or the TECH400SD Master Kit and receive a total of 2 years Free software updates, Mitsubishi OBD Adaptor, and a TIA chart.

Download PDFBuy a TECH500, TECH500 Total TPMS Kit, or the TECH500 Master Kit and receive a total of 3 years Free software updates, Mitsubishi OBD Adaptor, and a TIA chart.

Download PDFBartec USA wants to thank you for being a loyal customer! Upgrade your TECH400, TECH400Plus, TECH400SD, Schrader 21230, or the Napa 92-1525 TPMS tool and buy the TECH500

Download PDFBartec USA wants to thank you for being a loyal customer! Upgrade your TECH400, TECH400Plus, Schrader 21230, or the Napa 92-1525 TPMS tool and buy the TECH400SD

2014 Q4 Canadian Promotions

Download PDFBuy a TECH400SD, TECH400SD Master Kit or a TECH400SD Total TPMS Kit from an Authorized Bartec Distributor during the 2014 fourth quarter to receive $25 gift card and 2 years software updates!

Download PDFBuy a TECH500, TECH500 Master Kit or a TECH500 Total TPMS Kit from an Authorized Distributor during 2014 quarter 4 to receive $50 gift card and 3 years software updates!

Download PDFBartec USA wants to thank you for being a loyal customer! Upgrade your TECH400, TECH400Plus, TECH400SD, Schrader 21230, or the Napa 92-1525 TPMS tool for the industry leading TECH500

Download PDFBartec USA wants to thank you for being a loyal customer! Upgrade your TECH400, TECH400Plus, Schrader 21230, or the Napa 92-1525 TPMS tool for the TECH400SD

September 2014
Bartec Wins Motor Magazine Top 20 Tools Award For 2014

September 2014 Bartec Wins Motor Magazine Top 20 Tools Award For 2014 Each year, the distinguished panel of industry experts at Motor Magazine convene and consider hundreds of tools and decide which are the Top 20 tools for the respective year. For the second time, a Bartec TPMS tool has won this prestigious award. Bartec TPMS tools have long been recognized for their ease of use and powerful ability to repair vehicle TPMS. This year, the TECH500 tool has been set apart from the rest and acknowledged as one of Motor Magazine's TOP20 Tools. See the TECH500 here:

www.motor.com/magazine/pdfs/092014_6.pdf

Right out of the box, the TECH500 works on 97% of today’s TPMS vehicles, a total that is unmatched by any other tool! Bartec listened to their customers when they asked for wireless functionality and we delivered a tool that can be charged wirelessly, updated wirelessly and transmit TPMS data wirelessly. The TECH500 even tests wireless key fob and passive entry systems like iKey. All of this plus unprecedented sensor and vehicle programming capability.

Don’t forget to stop by one of our booths during Industry Week, at SEMA visit booth number 41191, and AAPEX the booth number is 774.

September 2014
SEMA & AAPEX Booths Confirmed for 2014

SEMA Show - www.semashow.com

SEMA Show - www.semashow.com

SEMA Show is at The Las Vegas Convention Center - SEMA Show is on November 4 - November 7, 2014

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 2013 drew more than 60,000 domestic and international buyers. Bartec USA Booth - Visit us at SEMA booth #41191 - Visit our booth for live product demonstrations, TPMS videos and new product announcements! Visit our booth for live, NEW product demonstrations.

AAPEX Show - www.aapexshow.comAAPEX Show - www.aapexshow.com

APPEX Show is at The Las Vegas Sands Expo Center - AAPEX Show is on November 4 - November 6, 2014

Over 4 days, those who shape the future of the automotive aftermarket will gather here in Vegas. Here, brands, markets and economies converge in what’s far more than a trade show, it's an event. And in 2014, there are more opportunities than ever to Grow Your Business. Over 39,000 targeted buyers and more than 130,000 professionals from around the globe will gather in Las Vegas. Visit us at AAPEX booth #774 - Visit our booth for live product demonstrations, TPMS videos and new product announcements! Visit our booth for live, NEW product demonstrations.

August 2014
The TPMS Industry Firsts Keep Coming!

August 2014 The TPMS Industry Firsts Keep Coming!For better than twenty years, Bartec has delivered TPMS solutions to automotive assembly plants, automotive dealers and aftermarket service providers. What sets Bartec tools apart from the rest is the continual development of better features and benefits, even for the tools that have been in service for years! With our many industry first innovations, Bartec has increasingly made TPMS service easier, faster, more accurate and in a word PROFITABLE!

Whether it be the very first TPMS OBDII [the TECH400] repair tool for the aftermarket or the new wireless TECH500, Bartec solutions make it so that anyone in your repair shop can be successful servicing TPMS. Not only are Bartec TPMS tools easy to use, they provide the technician with the ability to properly DIAGNOSE a TPMS. Bartec didn’t forget that TPMS, like other complex vehicle systems, requires the ability to test for fault codes and properly interpret them. With a Bartec TPMS tool you can accurately diagnose the problem, test the sensors, program replacement sensors, and complete the OBDII relearn, all in the same tool!

So you see, when it comes to TPMS Service, no one has you covered like Bartec. From innovative tool designs, continuous improvement through software updates, to customer service and TPMS Tech support. When you choose Bartec, you get the entire team!

July 2014
Bartec USA Q3 Promotions Announced

Download PDF1 USA Promotion Only - Purchase a TECH400SD or TECH500 TPMS Tool & receive a free Mitsubishi Cable - Receive FREE: A total of 2 years Software Updates upon tool registration & A Mitsubishi OBDII Assisted Relearn Adaptor

Download PDF2 Canadian Promotion Only - Buy a TECH400SD or a TECH500 TPMS Tool & Receive FREE: A total of 2 years Software Updates upon tool registration and $25 gift card - Consider using your gift card to purchase the New Mitsubishi OBDII Assisted Relearn Adaptor so you can properly repair and complete relearns on Mitsubishi Lancer, Outlander, Mirage, and RVR vehicles. Contact your local distributor for more information!

Download PDF3 Canadian Promotion Only - Buy a Total TPMS Kit - TECH400SDTK or a TECH500TK and receive a total of a total of 2 years Software Updates upon tool registration and $50 gift card - Consider using your gift card to purchase the New Mitsubishi OBDII Assisted Relearn Adaptor so you can properly repair and complete relearns on Mitsubishi Lancer, Outlander, Mirage, and RVR vehicles. Contact your local distributor for more information!

June 2014
Bartec Announces The TECH500 With CUBELEC Programming Fixture

Bartec has combined more aftermarket sensor programming technology with the industry leading TPMS Diagnostic and Repair Tool, which means you can fix MORE CARS! When connected to a TECH500 tool [with R51 or later installed] a technician can easily program and validate any of the CUB style Sensors like: Smart Sensor, Multi-fit Sensor, Uni-Sensor, and the Pilot Sensor. Because the TECH500 has superior diagnostic and relearn capability, this solution is much better and more cost effective than the “free programmer option!”

TECH500 With CUBELEC Programming Fixture

Features of the TECH500 CUBELEC Programmer

  • Product Support
  • Integrated design, fit and function
  • Combines at-the-wheel programming with industry leading OBD function
  • Validates the programmed sensor PRIOR TO INSTALLATION
  • Intuitive and easy to use Programming method
  • Works on all CUB variant sensors
  • All backed by the very best in class TPMS Technical Support team!

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.

May 2014
Bartec Announces Certified ATS Advanced Instructor Training for 2014

Bartec Announces Certified ATS Advanced Instructor Training for 2014TIA is taking its award winning Automotive Tire Service (ATS) Certification Course back on the road and will be visiting 14 cities in 2014. 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.

The 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

Bartec Announces Certified ATS Advanced Instructor Training for 2014

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.

April 2014
Purchase a TECH400SD or TECH500 TPMS Tool & Receive A Free Mitsubishi Cable

Purchase a TECH400SD or TECH500 TPMS Tool & Receive A Free Mitsubishi CableReceive FREE: A total of 2 years Software Updates upon tool registration & A Mitsubishi OBDII Assisted Relearn Adaptor

Tool must be purchased between April 1, 2014 - June 30, 2014 and the new tool must be registered on our website www.bartecusa.com within 30 days. Send completed promotional form, along with a copy of your proof of purchase (invoice) to Bartec USA. To receive free items, the promotional form and proof of purchase must be received by July 15, 2014. Promotional items will ship directly to the tool end-user listed on the promotion for and this promotion cannot be combined with other promotions. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for processing and Bartec USA has the right to deny a promo if the terms & conditions are not met. PROMOTION VALID IN THE UNITED STATES ONLY

March 2014
Bartec Announces TPMS Specials - Mitsubishi OBDII Assisted Relearn Adaptor

Mitsubishi OBDII Assisted Relearn Adaptor with either a 1yr, 2yr or 3yr COMBO CertificateAvailable Now - Mitsubishi OBDII Assisted Relearn Adaptor with either a 1yr, 2yr or 3yr COMBO Certificate.

  1. Keep your Bartec TPMS tool TECH500, TECH400SD, TECH400Plus up to date with current software!
  2. Bartec, the 1st to market the Mitsubishi OBDII adaptor leading the market.
  3. Save money by purchasing the Mitsubishi OBDII adaptor with software certificate COMBO kit!
  4. Stop sending Mitsubishi vehicles away, keep the business in your shop!*
  5. Low cost solution means you are able to provide better services and have more satisfied customers!

 

Available Now - TECH200 Combination Kit

Available Now - TECH200 Combination Kit"The preferred method of sensor activation during the Mitsubishi OBD II Assisted Relearn process is using a second Activation tool."

  1. Wireless Data Transfer
  2. Low Cost Inspection Tool
  3. Aftermarket Sensor Programming
  4. Extensive Audit Report through the TPMS Desktop
  5. Mitsubishi OBDII Assisted Relearn Adaptor for the Lancer, Outlander, Mirage, and RVR keeping the repair business in your shop
  6. Current software on your Bartec tool means more business for your shop

 

February 2014
Bartec Announces Another TPMS First - The Mitsubishi Assisted Relearn

Bartec Announces Another TPMS First - The Mitsubishi Assisted RelearnBartec, the global leader in TPMS tools and solutions announces yet another industry first, the Mitsubishi Assisted Relearn! Currently, aftermarket technicians faced with installing a new TPMS Sensor on the Mitsubishi Lancer, Outlander and the new Mirage, must send their customer away or to the OE dealer to have the new sensor ID programmed to the car. This adds cost and creates unhappy customers. With Bartec’s new Mitsubishi Assisted Relearn, aftermarket tire and repair shops can now complete the all-important relearn step right in their service bay; keeping the work in house and keeping the customer happy!

Bartec makes getting this new functionality easy as well. Purchase the Mitsubishi Assisted Relearn adapter kit and download R51 from the Bartec Tool website, then update your TECH400Plus, TECH400SD or TECH500 and you are ready to go! Unlike “short-cut” methods, the Bartec Mitsubishi Assisted Relearn process provides full diagnostic capability in addition to completing the proper relearn. The Mitsubishi Assisted Relearn process includes testing the sensors installed, detecting and recording DTC’s [fault codes] and finally, verifying that the proper sensors were relearned. All of this critical information is then stored on the tool. You can then easily print the detailed Bartec TPMS Audit Report for the customer to take with them.

"There is an extra benefit," according to Mike Rose, Bartec Product Manager, "while a second activation tool makes the process faster, it is not required when using this kit. Bartec has designed the process to work using the "pressure drop" method as well. However, if you have one of those early activation tools laying around, now you can blow the dust off it and "re-purpose” it!"

The Mitsubishi Assisted Relearn kits begin shipping the first of February and software release 51 which contains this exciting new function is available mid-February. Contact your authorized Bartec Distributor for more details, or call Bartec direct at 855-877-9732 to find your closest distributor.

January 2014
New TPMS Promotions for 2014

Purchase a TECH400SD or TECH500 TPMS ToolPurchase a TECH400SD or a TECH500 TPMS tool and receive a total of 2 years free software updates and a TIA Relearn chart.

New tool must be registered on our website within 30 days.

  1. Complete this promo form
  2. Send a copy of your proof of invoice (purchase) along with this promo form
  3. Promo form and invoice must be received by April 15, 2014 to qualify
  4. Product will be shipped directly to the tool end-user listed on the promo form
  5. This promo cannot be combined with other promotions
  6. Allow 4 to 6 weeks for processing
  7. Purchase must be made between January 1, 2014 - March 31, 2014