TPMS Industry News

2016

October 2016
Bartec Announces Their Newest TPMS Innovation - The Tech200Pro

Bartec USA, the North American leader in TPMS Diagnostic tools and solutions, announces the expansion of their range of Aftermarket Service Products. Since 2004, Bartec USA has been the most recognizable name in the Tire Pressure Monitoring System Tool Space. “Our TPMS Tools have been, and will continue to be, the preferred solution of more automotive service and retail tire companies,” noted Bartec C.E.O. Scot Holloway. “In fact just this year, to meet huge surges in demand for our tools, we’ve expanded our Manufacturing, Customer Support and Vehicle Validation teams.”

At this year’s SEMA and AAPEX shows, Bartec is announcing the Tech200Pro! The first tool of its kind that has integrated TPMS Sensor testing and activation, with Tread Depth Measurement, and Tire Pressure Checking. The Tech200Pro is a STAND ALONE device, that is the perfect solution to Test-Before-You-Touch challenges. The Tech200Pro comes with a wall mounted, inductive charger, quick connect air fitting, and operates without the need any other devices. According to Bartec’s Director of Sales Steven Long, “The Tech200Pro will definitely help the tire sales associate demonstrate a complete picture of their customer’s wheels and tires, which means a great opportunity to create more safety, and in the end sell more tires!”

Bartec Announces Their Newest TPMS Innovation - The Tech200Pro

According to Bartec, the Tech200Pro has full TPMS Sensor Capability which allows the user to test sensor function, status, fitment, and pressure. Tread Depth measuring is very accurate at ±.1mm, and can measure tread up to 22mm [almost 7/8”]. What is unique about the Tech200Pro is that the menu prompts the user to measure tread in three places, thereby showing a “profile” as well as the remaining tread. The Tech200Pro also has a detachable “air hose/chuck” to measure “stick” pressure in the event the vehicle does not have TPMS, the TPMS sensor is not functioning, or the TPMS is an INDIRECT type. Of course once the data for the entire vehicle is collected, the Tech200Pro then sends the information via wireless Bluetooth to your PC or work station.

October 2016
Bartec Set To Launch New Service Tool - The QST300

Bartec USA, continues to grow their range of products and services with the aim to supply the right service solutions to in an effort to make automotive service and repair easier and more profitable. Bartec’s going forward strategy is to add complementary service related products to their existing line of TPMS tools and accessories, which will leverage their strengths of an excellent brand, a large and seasoned sales team, the industry’s best distributor partners, and the very best in customer support. According to Scot Holloway, Bartec USA CEO, “The Bartec Group is growing organically as well as through acquisition, and this year we purchased the aftermarket tools specialists, SP Diagnostics.” SP Diagnostics, a well-known global brand located in the United Kingdom, is a manufacturer of OBDII based diagnostic and service tools as well as a relatively new product called Revive Turbo Cleaner.

Bartec Set To Launch New Service Tool The QST300

“With the addition of the SP team, our existing TPMS product line just got stronger, and there are new products already being introduced this year at SEMA,” according to Michael Rose, Product Manager at Bartec USA. One of those tools being introduced is Bartec’s first non-TPMS service tool, the QST300. This Quick Service Tool is designed to simplify Oil Changes, Battery Replacement, and Brake Pad Replacement. As vehicle technology increases, so does the complexity of each of these services. “Our strategy is to provide an affordable, easy to use tool for these service situations and keep the more complex scan tool available for the more complicated diagnostics and repairs,” according to Rose. The QST300 combines all three of these services into a single, easy to use tool. Bartec will be conducting live, on vehicle demonstrations at their SEMA Booth #40047.

October 2016
Bartec Announces The Expansion Of Their Product Line

Bartec USA, the North American leader in TPMS Diagnostic tools and solutions, announces the expansion of their range of Aftermarket Service Products. Since 2004, Bartec USA has been the most recognizable name in the Tire Pressure Monitoring System Tool Space. “Our TPMS Tools have been, and will continue to be, the preferred solution of more automotive service and retail tire companies,” noted Bartec C.E.O. Scot Holloway. “In fact just this year, to meet huge surges in demand for our tools, we’ve expanded our Manufacturing, Customer Support and Vehicle Validation teams.”

Bartec Announces The Expansion Of Their Product Line

Bartec’s going forward strategy is to add complementary service related products to their existing line of TPMS tools and accessories, which will leverage their strengths of an excellent brand, a large and seasoned sales team, the industry’s best distributor partners, and the very best in customer support. According to Holloway “The Bartec Group is growing organically as well as through acquisition, this year we purchased the aftermarket tools specialists, SP Diagnostics.” SP Diagnostics, a well-known global brand located in the United Kingdom, is a manufacturer of OBDII based diagnostic and service tools as well as a relatively new product called Revive Turbo Cleaner. “With the addition of the SP team, our existing TPMS product line just got stronger, and there are new products already being introduced this year at SEMA,” according to Michael Rose, Product Manager at Bartec USA.

Revive Turbo Cleaner is a revolutionary new product for cleaning a Turbo Charger without disassembly of the turbo itself. The patented chemical process strips carbon and soot build up from inside the turbo as well as the engine, reviving the vehicle’s performance and potentially saving loads of money. Revive comes in two application kits, the Single Application for engine displacements smaller than 5 Liter, and the BIG-T Kit, for large displacement engines typically found in Turbo Diesel Pick Up Trucks. Revive will be on display at SEMA as well as AAPEX. See Revive at SEMA Booth’s #33309 and #40047, and AAPEX Booth #1073.

October 2016
The Tech400Pro Wins Massive Industry Acclaim

Bartec USA, the North American leader in TPMS Diagnostic tools and solutions, announces that the Tech400Pro, the company’s market leading TPMS Scan Tool, has won a clean sweep of industry acclaim. The Tech400Pro has won the three very prestigious product awards! The TOP 20 Tool award from Motor Magazine, the TOP 10 Products award from Undercar Digest and the PEOPLE’S CHOICE award from PTEN.

Bartec USA Awarded Top 20 Motor Tools Award 2016 Bartec USA Awarded Undercar Digest Top 10 Products Award 2016 Bartec USA Awarded PTEN Peoples Choice Innovative Award 2016

According to Bartec C.E.O. Scot Holloway, “this just confirms what we and our many customers already know, the Tech400Pro is the TPMS tool of choice because it has the features that service professionals need in order to be successful servicing vehicles with TPMS! Whether it be the advanced OBDII relearn coverage, the ability to adjust placard pressure, or to update the tool via Wi-Fi, the Tech400Pro does what the technicians need it to do!”

BBartec will be conducting live on vehicle demonstrations of the Tech400Pro in their booth at SEMA. In fact, while visiting their booth at either show, AAPEX or SEMA, attendees will be able to register to win a FREE Tech400Pro Master Kit. A total of FIVE Master Kits will be given away this year, two to drawing winners at AAPEX and three to drawing winners at SEMA. Also, meet Mustang Sculpting legend Giuliano Zuccato on Tuesday November 1st at Bartec’s SEMA booth #40047 and Wednesday, November 2nd at Bartec’s AAPEX booth #1073, both days from 10am till 11:30am.

October 2016
Bartec Announces New Promotions!

Bartec Announces New Promotions!

More information can be found at http://www.bartecusa.com/tpms-promotions.html.

Visit our website at www.bartecusa.com or call our sales office toll free at (855) 877-9732 for additional information.

October 2016
Bartec Announces Increased Placard Coverage For Tech400Pro!

Sterling Heights, MI [Sept 2016] – Bartec USA, the North American leader in TPMS Diagnostic tools and solutions, announces the addition of twenty three vehicles whereby the Tech400Pro and Tech500 can adjust the recommended inflation pressure [RIP or placard]. Seven of these additions are brand new, never offered before coverage. This update numbered 54.2 is available to current subscribers to tools.bartecusa.com.

“Having the ability to adjust a vehicle’s recommended inflation pressure when up-fitting or plus-sizing remains a very important feature according to automotive service providers and tire retailers that we speak to,” according to Scot Holloway, CEO of Bartec USA. “Bartec is working every day to drive this coverage forward, because it is a game changer for TPMS and it’s a huge opportunity for service providers in the aftermarket,” continued Holloway.

Bartec Announces Increased Placard Coverage For Tech400Pro!

Bartec advises that it is best practice that whenever wheel and tire combinations are either plus-sized, or up-fitted like moving from a “P” rated tire to an “LT” tire, the recommended inflation pressure [RIP] should be changed in order to maintain the same load carry capacity for the vehicle. This applies to cars and light trucks. When the RIP changes, the TPMS must be recalibrated, otherwise the trigger point for low tire pressure will not be accurate. Adjusting the vehicles RIP [or placard] keeps the TPMS operative and the consumer safe.

Bartec will be demonstrating this revolutionary process as well as a number of new products at this year’s SEMA and AAPEX shows. Visit the Bartec booths to register for one of FIVE Tech400Pro Master Kits to be given away as part of in booth drawing.

For a complete breakdown and explanation of all new features included in software releases 54.2 and which tools they apply to; simply click on the Tech Support icon in your TPMS Desktop and click on TSB’s. There you will find the software release bulletins as well as other TPMS support information.

September 2016
Meet a Mustang Man at Bartec USA's SEMA and AAPEX Booths!

Giuliano Zuccato is a "Mustang Man" as he is one of the clay design modelers who crafted the original 1964 Mustang!

Meet Mustang Man!

SEMA Show Booth #40047 - November 1st, 10am - 11:30am

AAPEX Show Booth #1073 - November 2nd, 10am - 11:30am

August 2016
SEMA & AAPEX Booths Confirmed for 2016

SEMA Show - www.semashow.com
SEMA Show is at The Las Vegas Convention Center - SEMA Show is on November 1 - November 4, 2016.

SEMA & AAPEX Booths Confirmed for 2016

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 2015 drew more than 60,000 domestic and international buyers. Bartec USA Booth - Visit us at SEMA booth #40047 - Visit our booth for live product demonstrations, TPMS videos and new product announcements! Visit our booth for live, NEW product demonstrations. Come and visit Bartec USA at the Las Vegas Convention Centre, Nevada.

AAPEX Show - www.aapexshow.com
APPEX Show is at The Las Vegas Sands Expo Center - AAPEX Show is on November 1 - November 3, 2016.

SEMA & AAPEX Booths Confirmed for 2016

For more than 25 years, Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) has been the premier global event representing the $328.2 billion global aftermarket auto parts industry. Located at the majestic Sands Expo, AAPEX 2016 will feature over 2,200 automotive aftermarket manufacturers and suppliers showcasing innovative products, services and technologies to 44,000+ targeted buyers. AAPEX is co-owned by the Auto Care Association and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), the light vehicle aftermarket division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA). Bartec USA Booth  - Visit us at AAPEX booth #1073 - Visit our booth for live product demonstrations, TPMS videos and new product announcements! Visit our booth for live, NEW product demonstrations. Come and visit Bartec USA at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada.

July 2016
Bartec announces their latest software update! R54

Bartec USA, the North American leader in TPMS Diagnostic tools and solutions, announces the release of their last tool software update.  Available to current subscribers to tools.bartecusa.com, Release 54 can now be downloaded to your respective Bartec TPMS Tool.

As always, this newest version of software is packed with features and coverages that only Bartec can offer. The available features depend on which Bartec tool you have and are clearly defined in the software release bulletins found by clicking the Tech Support icon found in TPMS Desktop.

Bartec announces their latest software update! R54“Bartec continues to lead the industry in the number of vehicles our tools can relearn through the OBD II port,” according to C.E.O. Scot Holloway. “Our goal is to add bonus OBD coverage to every software release.  Bonus OBD coverage is defined as any stationary or auto relearn that has been converted to an OBD relearn. We continue on our quest towards having all TPMS relearns occur via the OBDII connection,” continued Holloway.

In addition to more OBD relearns, release 54 adds more programmable sensor coverage, and improved battery meter icon and filled in any missing model year 2016 application coverage.  Rounding out this new software is improvements to Wi-Fi updating and additional mode changing on OE sensors. 

For a complete breakdown and explanation of all new features included in software releases 54 and which tools they apply to; simply click on the Tech Support icon in your TPMS Desktop and click on TSB’s. There you will find the software release bulletins as well as other TPMS support information.

Bartec is a leading supplier of 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.

July 2016
Bartec Announces New TRADE UP Promotion!

Until September 30th, buy a Tech400Pro and send us your old TPMS tool, and receive over $800 in add-ons at no additional charge!

Bartec Announces New TRADE UP Promotion!

More information can be found at http://www.bartecusa.com/tpms-promotions.html.

Visit our website at www.bartecusa.com or call our sales office toll free at (855) 877-9732 for additional information.

June 2016
TPMS Tool Coverage Charts Available For All TPMS Tools

We have launched a new section focused on our TPMS Tool Coverage Charts which are all now updated. Information is provided for the full range of Bartec USA's TPMS tools, including Tech400SD, Tech500, Tech300Pro, Tech400Pro, Tech400, Tech400Plus, Tech200, TPMS PAD and Tech300SD. Click the image to gain access to our TPMS Tool Coverage Charts.

TPMS Tool Coverage Charts Available For All TPMS Tools

The Tech400Pro is the scan tool built by the TPMS Professionals at Bartec. The scan tool that takes TPMS service to the next level. The Tech300Pro is a high-powered entry-level activation tool that can be updated to an OBDII to help grow your TPMS business. The TECH200 is the TPMS Activation tool with a bit more. This revolutionary TPMS tool has wireless Bluetooth capability!

May 2016
2016 ATS Tour

TIA is taking its award winning Automotive Tire Service (ATS) Certification Course back on the road and will be visiting 6 cities in 2016. 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.

Bartec announces hiring of Director of Operations

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. Download the PDF today!

April 2016
Bartec announces hiring of Director of Operations

Bartec USA the North American leader in TPMS Diagnostic tools, announces the hiring of Richard Hahn as Director of Operations. “As Bartec continues to broaden our product line and leverage our core strengths which are providing excellent products and industry leading customer support, there is a continual need to deepen our talents and skills,” according to Scot Holloway, CEO of Bartec USA. “Richard is a seasoned industry professional and will play an important part of Bartec’s growth and expansion,” Holloway continued.

Bartec announces hiring of Director of Operations

With more than twenty years’ experience in the manufacture of handheld diagnostic tools, Richard is both well respected and well known throughout the automotive aftermarket. In his most recent assignment, Richard had a similar role with SNAP-ON Business Solutions. Richard’s expertise in product design, processing, vendor development, quality assurance and customer service, will serve to strengthen Bartec’s ability to deliver excellent products to market.

April 2016
Bartec Announces New TRADE UP Promotion!

Bartec USA the North American leader in TPMS Diagnostic tools, announces a TPMS Tool “Trade up” Promotion. Now through June 30th, receive over $800 in add-ons when purchasing a Tech400Pro TPMS Diagnostic Tool!

Bartec Announces New TRADE UP Promotion!

Details as well as terms and conditions of the promotion can be found at http://www.bartecusa.com/tpms-promotions.html. In a nutshell, Bartec is offering a huge value added package when you purchase the Tech400Pro from one of their many authorized TPMS Tool Distributors. According to Bartec CEO Scot Holloway,  “As we approach the busy spring repair season, the timing is perfect to trade in that old red or green tool, that old blue tool, or even one of Bartec’s early activation tools.  If you have the market’s first TPMS “All in One” tool, the original Tech400, now’s the time to cash in!”  Holloway also continued, “If you have one of those ‘free, give away’ sensor programmers, trade that in and get real TPMS Diagnostic capability!”

When you purchase a Tech400 Pro and trade in your old TPMS tool, Bartec will send you more than $800 in value added merchandise, including a $200 gift card, a Mechanical Tool Set, an additional year’s worth of tool software updates, and a roll of supplemental placard labels.

The Tech400pro is TPMS diagnostic at the next level. In addition to being the leading TPMS diagnostic tool, the 400pro has industry exclusive features like Placard Threshold Adjusting, Passive Key Testing, wireless tool updates via Wi-Fi and unmatched OBDII TPMS Relearn coverage! The Tech400pro can also program aftermarket sensors as well as provide a full TPMS health [audit] report. The Tech400pro is a serious diagnostic tool and will help technicians fix more TPMS!

Visit our website at www.bartecusa.com or call our sales office toll free at (855) 877-9732 for additional information.

March 2016
OBDII Relearn for Ford Vehicles

Read the latest Bartec TPMS Tool Spotlights. Telling the story of our market leading innovation in TPMS Tools and Tire Pressure Monitoring.

TPMS Tool Feature Spotlight - OBDII Relearn for Ford Vehicles

March 2016
Comprehensive TPMS Audit Report

Read the latest Bartec TPMS Tool Spotlights. Telling the story of our market leading innovation in TPMS Tools and Tire Pressure Monitoring.

TPMS Tool Feature Spotlight - Comprehensive TPMS Audit Report

March 2016
Placard Pressure Changing

Read the latest Bartec TPMS Tool Spotlights. Telling the story of our market leading innovation in TPMS Tools and Tire Pressure Monitoring.

TPMS Tool Feature Spotlight - Placard Pressure Changing

February 2016
Automotive Tire Service (ATS) Training Tour

TIA is taking its award winning Automotive Tire Service (ATS) Certification Course back on the road and will be visiting 6 cities across the U.S. in 2016. 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.

Automotive Tire Service (ATS) Training Tour

Coming to six cities across the U.S. in 2016!

  • March 2016 Charlotte, NC
  • April 2016 Denver, CO
  • June 2016 Baltimore, MD
  • August 2016 Seattle, WA
  • October 2016 Chicago, IL
  • December 2016 Houston, TX

Visit our website at www.bartecusa.com or call our sales office toll free at (855) 877-9732 for additional information.


February 2016
Portion Of The FAST Act Which Pertains To TPMS

The following is an extract from the recently passed law known as the FAST [Fixing America’s Surface Transportation] ACT.

Portion Of The FAST Act Which Pertains To TPMS

The law does discuss TPMS and the language as follows.

SEC. 24115. TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM.

(a) PROPOSED RULE. - Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall publish a proposed rule that-

  • (1) updates the standards pertaining to tire pressure monitoring systems to ensure that a tire pressure monitoring system that is installed in a new motor vehicle after the effective date of such updated standards cannot be overridden, reset, or recalibrated in such a way that the system will no longer detect when the inflation pressure in one or more of the vehicle’s tires has fallen to or below a significantly underinflated pressure level; and
  • (2) does not contain any provision that has the effect of prohibiting the availability of direct or indirect tire pressure monitoring systems that meet the requirements of the standards updated pursuant to paragraph (1).

(b) FINAL RULE. - Not later than 2 years after the date of enactment of this Act, after providing the public with sufficient opportunity for notice and comment on the proposed rule published pursuant to subsection (a), the Secretary shall issue a final rule based on the proposed rule described in subsection (a) that-

  • (1) allows a manufacturer to install a tire pressure monitoring system that can be reset or recalibrated to accommodate-
    • (A) the repositioning of tire sensor locations on vehicles with split inflation pressure Recommendations;
    • (B) tire rotation; or
    • (C) replacement tires or wheels of a different size than the original equipment tires or wheels; and
  • (2) to address the accommodations described in subparagraphs (A), (B), and (C) of paragraph (1), ensures that a tire pressure monitoring system that is reset or recalibrated according to the manufacturer’s instructions would illuminate the low tire pressure warning telltale when a tire is significantly underinflated until the tire is no longer significantly underinflated.

(c) SIGNIFICANTLY UNDERINFLATED PRESSURE LEVEL DEFINED.-In this section, the term "significantly underinflated pressure level" means a pressure level that is-H. R. 22-400

  • (1) below the level at which the low tire pressure warning telltale must illuminate, consistent with the TPMS detection requirements contained in S4.2(a) of section 571.138 of title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, or any corresponding similar or successor regulation or ruling (as determined by the Secretary); and
  • (2) in the case of a replacement wheel or tire, below the recommended cold inflation pressure of the wheel or tire manufacturer

Visit our website at www.bartecusa.com or call our sales office toll free at (855) 877-9732 for additional information.


January 2016
New USA TPMS Tool Promotions Announced

Bartec USA is pleased to announce TPMS Promotions for USA Q1 2016 Valid January 1 - March 31, 2016. There are four promotions in total covering the best TPMS tools available in the market place. The promotions include the Tech400Pro, Tech300Pro, The EZ-sensor & Bartec Software Package and a Software Update certificate option over 1, 2 & 3 years.

New USA TPMS Tool Promotions Announced

The promotions include:

  • Buy a Tech400Pro, get a TIA chart, a roll of 25 Placard labels, and an extra year of software for a total of 3 years
  • Buy a Tech300Pro Combo Kit and receive FREE TIA Chart, Inductive Charging Pad, and 1yr of Software Updates for a total of 2 years
  • Purchase a 1, 2 or 3 years software certificate and get one of 4 offers including free Schrader EZ-sensors®
  • Maximise your tool investment with these great software deals for your TECH400SD & TECH500

Visit our website at www.bartecusa.com or call our sales office toll free at (855) 877-9732 for additional information.


January 2016
New Canada TPMS Tool Promotions Announced

Bartec USA is pleased to announce TPMS Promotions for Canada Q1 2016 Valid January 1 - March 31, 2016. There are four promotions in total covering the best TPMS tools available in the market place. The promotions include the Tech400Pro, Tech300Pro, The EZ-sensor & Bartec Software Package and a Software Update certificate option over 1, 2 & 3 years.

New Canada TPMS Tool Promotions Announced

The promotions include:

  • Buy a Tech400Pro and receive free, one additional year of tool software updates! (Total 3 years of software updates)
  • Buy a Tech300Pro Combo Kit and receive for free, one additional year of tool software updates
  • Purchase FOUR of the NEW Single SKU EZ-sensor® and a ONE YEAR update certificate for your TECH400SD or TECH500 tool from an Authorized Bartec Distributor and receive one additional ONE YEAR software on your tool account
  • Maximise your tool investment with these great software deals for your TECH400SD & TECH500

Visit our website at www.bartecusa.com or call our sales office toll free at (855) 877-9732 for additional information.