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TPMS: Kia Soul — 2022

Dec. 23, 2023
DESCRIPTION & OPERATION The Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) continuously monitors pressure and temperature inside the tire in order to warn the driver of the changes...
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TPMS: Lexus - IS Series - 2020-22

Dec. 21, 2023
How to reset the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) in Lexus IS Series models, 2020-2022.
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When memorizing the tire pressure sensor ID, hold the activation tool against the side of the tire, near the valve stem.

TPMS: Infiniti Q5 — 2023

Dec. 21, 2023
DESCRIPTION & OPERATION A tire pressure sensor integrated with a valve is installed in each wheel and transmits a detected air pressure signal in the form of a radio wave....
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A single TPMS hardware configuration is used.

TPMS: 2022 Land Rover Discovery

Dec. 15, 2023
DESCRIPTION & OPERATIONThe purpose of the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) is to assist the driver in maintaining the vehicle's tire pressures at the optimum level in order...

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From left, ATEQ's Mike Rose, Bartec’s Scot Holloway, Continental’s Sean Lannoo and Schrader's Yanick Leduc say TPMS jobs are being made more difficult and taking longer to complete because technicians' tools aren't regularly accessing and downloading the available updated procedures.

Coalition: TPMS Software Updates Would Solve Many Issues for Technicians

Nov. 2, 2023
It's been more than a decade since tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) were mandated into use in the U.S., But help lines to TPMS tool and sensor makers are lighting up with...

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'If you employ a younger person, talk about higher education,' says Van Batenburg. 'Offer them an incentive.'

When Techs Learn More, You Earn More

Oct. 9, 2023
Your new hires need to know more than tires and alignments. They need a solid background in automotive theory. But theory is about the least likely subject a young technician ...

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Hunter Engineering sees a growing opportunity for tire dealers to maximize their alignment systems and services by doing ADAS calibrations, too. “If they don’t take advantage of their opportunities, someone else surely will,” says Ryan Gerber.

ADAS 101: What Tire Dealers Need to Know

Oct. 4, 2023
As Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) technology becomes more common in vehicles on American roadways, there’s a growing market to maintain, inspect and calibrate the many...

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The biggest thing to keep in mind regarding TPMS and performance vehicles, according to Mike Rose, OEM and industrial sales manager from ATEQ, is the speed at which the car's wheels are spinning.

HP & UHP Tires Offer Unique TPMS Challenges

Aug. 29, 2023
While most technicians are comfortable performing TPMS service on regular tires, high performance (HP) and ultra-high-performance (UHP) tires may make things trickier.

“The accepted knowledge is that 11% of vehicles on the road have the check engine light on,” says Jim Fish, chief marketing officer of Opus IVS, the intelligent vehicle support division of Opus Group.

How To Keep Diagnostic Work In-House

Aug. 8, 2023
“The accepted knowledge is that 11% of vehicles on the road have the check engine light on,” says Jim Fish, chief marketing officer of Opus IVS, the intelligent vehicle support...

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“The plus-sized package creates a different ride height by altering the manufacturer’s aiming of ADAS sensors,” says Ryan Gerber, product specialist, ADAS, Hunter Engineering Co.

How Altering a Vehicle’s Ride Height Can Impact ADAS

Aug. 3, 2023
Installing plus-size tire and wheel combinations can sometimes change a vehicle’s ride height. What impact could that have on advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS?) What do...

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When disengaging the bead, place the tire on the tire changing machine as shown here.

TPMS: Mitsubishi Mirage - 2022

Aug. 1, 2023
OPERATIONThe signals from the TPMS transmitter are received by the ETACS-ECU (vehicles without Keyless Operation System) or KOS & OSS-ECU (vehicles with Keyless Operation System...

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Camco Tire & Auto keeps around eight different brands of antifreeze in stock at all times and mostly carries manufacturer-specific antifreeze.

Coolant System Best Practices

July 27, 2023
To keep up with ever-changing vehicles, tire dealers may notice they are stocking up on more types and brands of antifreeze than ever before.

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Hunter Engineering Co.'s 47th training center will open Aug. 1. on the Lincoln Tech Denver campus.

Hunter To Open Lincoln Tech Training Center

July 7, 2023
Hunter Engineering Co.'s 47th training center will open Aug. 1 on the Lincoln Tech Denver campus.

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This shows a paddle-type bead separator at the 3 o’clock position.

TPMS: Ford Edge – 2023

June 9, 2023
When directed to train any TPMS sensors on the Ford Edge, Mitchell 1 advises to only use the sensor training procedure outlined in this repair information. The procedure in the...

Continental is bundling its Autodiagnos TPMS tools with sensors from REDI-Sensor.

Continental Bundles TPMS Tool and REDI-Sensor

May 31, 2023
Continental Automotive Systems Inc. is offering TPMS tool bundles that combine Autodiagnos TPMS tools with Continental's REDI-Sensor TPMS sensors in a single package.

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Hunter Engineering Co. has updated its database of alignment specifications with data for 50-plus new vehicle models.

Hunter Adds New Alignment Specs

May 12, 2023
Hunter Engineering Co. has added alignment specifications for more than 50 new vehicle models in its latest update of WinAlign software.

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The tire pressure sensor, valve stem and all valve stem components including the cap and valve core can be serviced and replaced individually.

TPMS: Chrysler Pacifica – 2022

April 20, 2023
Chrysler Pacifica – 2022 DESCRIPTION & OPERATION DESCRIPTION The Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) monitors air pressure in the four road tires. Sensor transmissions occur...

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The Rotary brand of shop equipment extends to air conditioning recharging machines, with both single and dual-refrigerant options.

VSG Adds Rotary A/C Recharging Machines

March 29, 2023
The Rotary brand from Vehicle Service Group (VSG), a Dover company, has three models of automatic air conditioning diagnostic and recharging equipment available.