TIA 'powers' new TPMS Manager software

Jan. 25, 2012

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) and Tiremetrix LCC have launched a new enhanced version of the Tiremetrix TPMS management software, TPMS Manager. The new product will be called "TPMS Manager-Powered by TIA."

The software features new content focused on TPMS training and TPMS service tips for passenger and light truck tire service technicians.

“This launch is very important for the tire industry, because now technicians can get immediate access to the knowledge base of TPMS service from TIA,” says Joe Donehue, president of Tiremetrix. “TPMS Manager has the most comprehensive TPMS data in the industry, and combined with the TIA service information, we now have the most extensive information resource related to servicing, training and troubleshooting TPMS."

Donehue says the interface allows a tire shop to easily navigate the process of selling and servicing TPMS. "The recent clarification from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration regarding the “make inoperable” clause only further demonstrates the need for accurate TPMS service information, delivered at the point of sale”.

One of the biggest enhancements to the product is a special set of TIA “Tech Tips,” exclusive to TPMS Manager-Powered by TIA. These tips provide quick access to the solutions for difficult TPMS problems a technician might encounter.

Since TIA also has an extensive video library of TPMS information -- including relearn summaries -- a lot of the footage can be linked to particular makes and models. In many instances, technicians will be able to read the written step-by-step relearn procedures or watch the video.

“It’s difficult to keep up with the changes that accompany each new model year from an industry training standpoint, so the partnership with Tiremetrix gives us a platform that we can continually update in between programs,” says Kevin Rohlwing, senior vice president of training for TIA. “By combining the Tiremetrix database with TIA’s training and technical support, tire service providers will have access to a complete training and troubleshooting resource that keeps pace with the changes in technology.”

TPMS Manager-Powered by TIA is available to tire retailers as a monthly or annual subscription. The monthly fee for a location license is $39.95 for TIA members. Monthly subscriptions for the Powered by TIA version are available for non-TIA members as well at $59.95 per month.

TIA members interested in evaluating the TPMS Manager-Powered by TIA software may request a limited free trial by contacting Chris Marnett, TIA training director, at [email protected].

For more information, visit www.tpmsmanager.com/tia.