The Tire Industry Association (TIA) announced at the 2011 SEMA Show that the TPMS Relearn Chart is now available in an electronic data file that can be used in conjunction with most point-of-sale (POS) systems.
This will allow retailers to print the TPMS part numbers, relearn summaries and torque specs directly on the work order along with information they already provide like tire size and inflation pressure.
Through an agreement with the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA), the information associated with each year, make and model in the TIA TPMS Chart is linked to AAIA's Aftermarket Catalog Enhanced Standard (ACES). ACES is the North American Industry Standard for the management and exchange of automotive catalog applications data.
By assigning a unique number to each specific vehicle configuration based on the year, make and model, suppliers can publish automotive data with standardized vehicle attributes. Since many POS systems currently use ACES to catalog vehicle data, the TIA TPMS Data File should be easy to incorporate.
"We are excited to announce the partnership with AAIA that provided us with the opportunity to make this important information more accessible to retailers," said Roy Littlefield, TIA executive vice president. "The TPMS Relearn Chart is an important TIA resource that our members can rely on for accurate and up-to-date information regarding the service requirements for domestic and import tire pressure monitoring systems.”
For more information contact TIA Director of Training, Christine Marnett at [email protected] or (800) 876-8372, ext. 106.