Latest TPMS & Automotive Industry News

2020

September 2020
Bartec USA Grows Their Sales Team!

Gina Lombardo
Rob Francies

Sterling Heights, MI [September 2020] – Bartec USA, North America’s TPMS Professionals and the Original OEM TPMS Supplier is adding additional customer support to their National Sales Team. Early in 2020, Bartec developed a plan to increase their ability to provide even better customer service and support. That plan includes the addition of Account Managers.

Bartec USA Account Managers will be strategically located throughout the country giving our customers increased support, training, and overall better service. "Our Account Managers will be able to support Distributors and End User Customers alike," according to Director of Sales Ed Jones. "Having direct employees helps to make sure that our customers are getting the support and focus they need," continued Jones.

Earlier this year Bartec USA hired two Account Managers, one in the east and one in the west. Gina Lombardo is based in Nevada. Gina began working in the automotive aftermarket in 2004 in the Buffalo/Niagara, NY region. Working with Advance Auto, Auto Plus, Pep Boys and Carquest holding various roles from retail management to outside commercial accounts manager. In 2017 Gina joined American Tire Distributors (ATD) as an outside account manager for the Las Vegas market. She would later join Travel Centers of America as a commercial tire representative covering Nevada and western Arizona. Gina holds an Associate’s Degree from Portland Community College and studied Human Development with a concentration in Psychology at SUNY Empire State College.

Robert Francies is based in Ohio. The time he spent with his uncle while growing up was instrumental in cultivating his passion and love for cars. This passion pushed him to learn a variety of automotive skills and trades and carried him through 19 years of experience working with aftermarket products, installation, and sales. He has mastered car electronics, tinting, vinyl wrap, paint protection film and virtually any automotive repair.

Bartec USA’s sales team is made up of the industry’s most passionate and knowledgeable people. Their desire to teach, train and support is second to none! According to Bartec CEO Scot Holloway, “TPMS is our focus, and our sales team is ready to assist our customers and help them ‘Own the Wheel Well!’

September 2020
Bartec USA’s Rite-Sensor® Wins the Prestigious Top 20 award for 2020!

Bartec USA, the North American leader in TPMS Diagnostic tools and solutions, announces that Rite-Sensor® has won Motor Magazine’s Top 20 Award for 2020! Click on this link to see the Motor Magazine page. The RITE-SENSOR® was created from the service process perspective. Bartec, being the global leader in TPMS Service tools, understands what service technicians face when replacing TPMS Sensors, particularly when using programmable sensors.

Bartec USA’s Rite-Sensor® Wins the Prestigious Top 20 award for 2020!

We often hear on our TPMS Tech Line that the tech was unaware that the sensor required programming, or that they have forgotten to program the sensor, or they programmed it incorrectly. Any of these scenarios can be costly and lead to aggravated and unhappy customers. RITE-SYNC® eliminates all of that. Bartec combined the TPMS Relearn process [something required every time a sensor is replaced] and the sensor programming process! RITE-SYNC® is a tool-controlled process that makes replacing sensors easy, fast, and profitable! You can watch a video on Rite-Sync® at this linkor on Bartec’s YouTube channel TPMSTOOL. As the original OE TPMS Supplier, Bartec continues to bring our extensive experience to bear on the automotive aftermarket with more first market innovation. Since 2004, Bartec USA has been North America’s TPMS Professionals.

September 2020
SEMA360 Announced For 2-6 November 2020

Bartec USA, the North American leader in TPMS Diagnostic tools and solutions, announces that they will be participating in this year's SEMA360 event. With COVID19 shuttering the live version of SEMA, this virtual event will include digital content and live streams.

SEMA360 Announced For 2-6 November 2020

Bartec USA will feature RITE-SENSOR® heavily in their exhibit and have live demonstrations of the RITE-SYNC® process! Bartec USA will also feature a number of products that help their customers OWN THE WHEEL WELL! Plus there will be a few NEW PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENTS as well! Watch for additional details as they become available!

SEMA recently announced that it is offering an online marketplace to allow manufacturers and resellers in the specialty automotive segment to connect and conduct business. Taking place November 2-6, SEMA360 was created after industry members expressed a need for a viable marketplace solution in the absence of the 2020 SEMA Show.

SEMA360 is a simplified platform where SEMA will help manufacturers create a straightforward brand presence that will reach quality domestic and international buyers. With a focus on helping the industry grow their businesses, participating resellers will have access to product offerings and demonstrations, and manufacturer personnel.Key features of SEMA360 include:

  • A simplified platform for manufacturers to showcase their new products and innovations
  • Efficient interaction between manufacturers and resellers for quality business exchange
  • SEMA vehicle reveals from world-class builders
  • Industry-leading education focused on professional development and new strategies
  • SEMA’s unrivaled media contacts amplifying news, products, and innovations to a world-wide audience

August 2020
Software Release R62.2 Now Available

What's New? Nissan and Infiniti Tire Fill Alert (TFA) Coverage, Jeep RITE-SENSOR® Coverage, Toyota RITE-SENSOR® coverage, Ford OBD COMMS: OBD Relearn and Diagnostics. Cadillac OBD COMMS: OBD Relearn and Diagnostics, RITE-SENSOR® Tracking

Software Release R62.2 Now Available

NOTE: Bartec USA remains committed to maintaining sensor coverage on major aftermarket sensors.

July 2020
Bartec USA Advance Notice for Software Release R62.2

Multiple Software Types - In order to better manage the available aftermarket sensor coverage, this release will have multiple software types for the Tech400SD, 500, and PRO-SERIES tools. This multi-software approach will keep your Bartec tools up to date with the major aftermarket sensor suppliers, and with the Tech400SD being extended through to 2021 [with an active software license], you will be able to use the tools longer!

Bartec USA Advance Notice for Software Release R62.2

NOTE: Bartec USA remains committed to maintaining sensor coverage on major aftermarket sensors.

June 2020
Bartec USA introduces NEW TPMS Service Cabinet!

As part of our comprehensive TPMS service offering, Bartec includes a wide range of TPMS Service Kits and Replacement Valves. This new starter kit includes popular kits and plenty of RITE-SENSORS® to get you selling more TPMS Service. The RITE-SENSOR® is quickly becoming an industry favorite!

Bartec USA introduces NEW TPMS Service Cabinet!

When Bartec USA entered the TPMS Replacement Sensor market, everyone either said "...it's about time..." or "...that makes perfect sense!" Either way, with the addition of the RITE-SENSOR and TPMS Service Kits, Bartec USA is now your complete one-stop-shop for TPMS! Get with your Bartec distributor as sensors, service kits and tool bundles are in stock now. If for some reason your distributor isn't stocking this awesome new bundle, call Bartec USA at (855)877-9732 and we can direct you to a stocking distributor!

May 2020
User Guides For PRO Series TPMS Tools Updated

Bartec USA offers the very best in TPMS Tool technology and we are proud to be offering industry leading Tire Shop systems for TPMS management. We have recently updated our user guides to include our latest features, including RITE-SYNC and the RITE-SENSOR. The user guide covers: Getting Started, Using Your Tool, Performing TPMS Services and Understanding The TPMS Service, all being complete with sensor activation features.

User Guides For PRO Series TPMS Tools Updated

The Tech400Pro is the mid range solution in Bartec’s Pro Series range of TPMS tools. Bartec delivers the same tried and true function our customers come to expect, but with the latest technology. The Tech400Pro works on more cars, is even faster, and offers features and benefits to make your shop more efficient. The Tech400Pro is wireless TPMS, wireless charging, wireless data transfer [Bluetooth], keyless entry testing and wireless updating [Wi-Fi]. The Tech400Pro was designed so that anyone in your tire shop or repair facility can use it! TPMS is hard enough, the service tool you use should be easy and intuitive. The Tech400Pro uses the Bartec Process Menu Flow. Start with TEST BEFORE YOU TOUCH and finish with the all-important RELEARN, and you have a job done, quickly and accurately.

April 2020
New USA & Canada TPMS Tool Promotions Announced

Bartec USA is pleased to announce TPMS Promotions for Q2 2020 Valid April 1 - June 30, 2020. There are a number of promotions covering the very best TPMS tools available in the market place. The promotions include a Tech400Pro Rite-Sensor bundle, Tech1000 & Tread Depth Tool, Tech400ProE and Software/Rite-Sensor bundles.

New USA & Canada TPMS Tool Promotions Announced

The Tech1000 is first and foremost a TPMS Tool. The Tech1000 offers a brand new user experience. A graphical touch screen will make TPMS diagnostics service easy and fast! More than anything however, the Tech1000 is a flexible and scalable solution! The Tech1000 is a truly wireless tool beginning with the way the tool is updated. All you need is a Wi-Fi connection and your tool will always be up to date with the latest and greatest coverage and sensor applications. Through the same connection, the Tech1000 will communicate with the Bartec Service Center.

March 2020
Bartec USA Remains Open

Dear Valued Customer or Partner, As you are no doubt aware, we are in unprecedented times. Many states, including Michigan, are under some form of “shelter in place” order. In Michigan, we have been ordered to stay home unless working at a business that is defined as essential. Businesses that provide service for automobiles are considered essential and therefore, so are their suppliers.

Bartec USA Remains Open

To that end, Bartec USA remains in operation. However, per our state’s order, businesses are to operate only with the minimum number of persons necessary. During this challenging time, we will remain open for business, albeit at a lesser capacity.

There will be reduced staffing company wide, and the hours of operation will be Monday through Friday, 8:00 am through 4:30 pm, eastern time. We have a limited number of associates working in all areas of the business including technical support, inside sales, field sales, shipping and receiving and accounting.

If you have any questions, please contact us at [855] 877-9732. Technical Support can be reached at [866] 407-8767. Thank you for your patience and continued support as we get through this difficult time together. Visit our website at www.bartecusa.com

March 2020
Bob Harvey Joins Bartec USA

Bartec USA, the One-Stop-Shop for all things TPMS, has hired Robert “Bob” Harvey. Bob joins Kelly Nugent as one of Bartec USA’s North American Account Executives. “Most recently from American Tire Distributors, Bob brings along an impressive resume and huge respect in our industry,” according to Bartec C.E.O. Scot Holloway.

Bob Harvey Joins Bartec USA

Bob’s career in the automotive aftermarket spans five decades and includes operating a family business, marketing, retail, repair, service and drivability. During his tenure at his family service station, they earned the Washingtonian Magazine Check Mark for Quality fifteen consecutive years. Most recently Bob was with American Tire Distributors. While at ATD, Bob held several positions including Equipment Specialist, National Service Trainer for Tire Pros, and supported the TPMS Program while working in the Tools and Supplies Division. “Bob has really made a name for himself in our industry,” according to Ed Jones, Director of Sales. “His wealth of knowledge, and the ability to train and educate others, really sets Bob apart from most,” continued Jones.

Bartec USA continues to build their North American Sales Team. Bob Harvey will oversee specific accounts for Bartec and help drive growth of their new RITE-SENSOR® Product Line. The RITE-SENSOR® is Bartec’s answer to the question, what is the best programmable replacement TPMS Sensor? The RITE-SENSOR® is a single part, multi-frequency solution that is fast and easy to use, while maintaining the highest quality and affordable cost. Bartec’s Tech1000 is the latest in TPMS Service Tool innovation combining tablet like functionality with Bartec’s unmatched TPMS expertise. The Tech1000 is TPMS Service defined, and so much more.

For more information, please call Bartec USA at (855) 877-9732, or visit our website at www.bartecusa.com

March 2020
Ed Jones Appointed Director of Sales At Bartec USA

Bartec USA, the One-Stop-Shop for all things TPMS, recently named Ed Jones as their new Director of Sales. Mr. Jones will oversee and direct Bartec USA’s North American sales team.

Ed Jones Appointed Director of Sales At Bartec USA

“Ed takes over as Director of Sales at the perfect time,” according to Bartec C.E.O. Scot Holloway. “Currently we’re experiencing rapid growth and very high demand, all due to the launch of our newest products the RITE-SENSOR® and Tech1000.”

The increased business has meant a new sales strategy for Bartec USA. No longer using independent sales reps to support its customers, Bartec USA is currently building a new team made up of company associates. “This direct approach will mean better service and support for our End Users and Distributors alike. Ed will oversee and manage the building of this sales team as well as the continued growth of our customers,” added Holloway.

Ed Jones has nearly 40 years of automotive aftermarket business experience including sales and marketing, product research and development, and manufacturing. With over 20 years of experience in the tire supply and repair industry, and 13 years of TPMS experience, Ed has worked closely with numerous national tire retailers, automotive parts distributors, tire distributors and tire supply WD’s to develop products and programs specific to the tire repair shops. He has conducted hundreds of TPMS training dealer clinics nationwide since 2008 and is very effective at communicating this expertise to all levels of distribution.

The RITE-SENSOR® is Bartec’s answer to the question, what is the best programmable replacement TPMS Sensor? The RITE-SENSOR® is a single part, multi-frequency solution that is fast and easy to use, while maintaining the highest quality and affordable cost. Bartec’s Tech1000 is the latest in TPMS Service Tool innovation combining tablet like functionality with Bartec’s unmatched TPMS expertise. The Tech1000 is TPMS Service defined, and so much more.

March 2020
See the RITE-SENSOR® and RITE-SYNC® in Action at the Vision Show

For the 10th straight year, Bartec USA will be exhibiting at the Vision High Tech Training Expo in Kansas City. Make plans to visit our stand and see our exciting new products and process that make servicing TPMS Easier, Faster, and more Profitable. Click here for more details regarding the show. The Bartec Booth Number is 309.

See the RITE-SENSOR® and RITE-SYNC® in Action at the Vision Show

VISION Hi-Tech Training & Expo provides an opportunity for you to expand your knowledge and gain new skills, all while networking with leading industry professionals. In 2019, VISION hosted over 3,500 attendees from 43 U.S. states, 7 Canadian provinces, Australia, Brazil, Guatemala, and Zimbabwe. Choose from more than 100 cutting-edge management, technical, educator, and heavy-duty training courses. VISION also features a 60,000 square-foot exhibit hall showcasing the latest tools, equipment, and technology.

February 2020
2020 Certified ATS Advanced Instructor Training Tour

TIA is taking its award winning Automotive Tire Service (ATS) Certification Course back on the road and will be visiting 7 cities in 2020. Those who successfully pass the 4-day class will be certified as Advanced ATS Instructors, allowing them to certify ATS Instructors and Technicians in the field.

Please click the image to download the form to register:

2020 Certified ATS Advanced Instructor Training Tour

Coming to seven cities across the U.S. in 2020.

  • March 24 - 27 2020, Charlotte, NC
  • April 7 - 10 2020, Louisville, KY
  • May 19 - 22 2020, Mission Viejo, CA
  • August 4 - 7 2020, Denver, CO
  • September 1 - 4 2020, Seattle, WA
  • October 6 - 9 2020, Baltimore, MD
  • December 8 - 11 2020, Detroit, MI

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

January 2020
R61.0 Bartec USA Software Release Now Available

Bartec USA has launched R61.0 tool update for the Tech400PRO, Tech300PRO, Tech500, and Tech400SD. This is the first release with RITE-SYNC®, a unique process for using Bartec’s RITE-SENSOR®. For further info on this release visit tools.bartecusa.com

R61.0 Bartec USA Software Release Now Available

All of this is available in the latest software release:

  • Bartec RITE-SENSOR® - RITE-SYNC® process
  • Identify Sensor: RITE-ID® Aftermarket Sensor Search
  • Test Sensors diagnostics for RITE-SENSOR®
  • Bartec RITE-SENSOR® coverage update
  • ALLIGATOR sens.it® TPMS Coverage
  • John Dow DVT Pro-Select Programmable Sensors Coverage
  • Hyundai-Kia OBD COMMS coverage
  • Ford OBD Diagnostics coverage
  • GM Placard Coverage
  • GM OBD COMMS Coverage
  • Land Rover COMMS Coverage
  • Toyota COMMS Coverage
  • Schrader EZ-sensor Coverage
  • Huf IntelliSens Coverage
  • QWIK SENSOR/Orange Universal TPM Sensor coverage

Proud member of these industry organizations

AAPEX AASA Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association Automotive Maintenance & Repair Association Automotive Oil Change Association Equipment & Tool Institute HDMA

IATN Motorist Assurance Program MEMA NASTF Sema Show Tire Industry Association Wheel & Tire Council

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