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Bartec and TCS Pair Up to Help Tire Dealers Capitalize on TPMS Repairs

Posted on October 29, 2018

Bartec USA LLC is combining the capabilities of its Tech200Pro tool with software provider TCS Technologies. It’s the first time Bartec has integrated any of its tools with a software company, and Bartec believes it will help tire retailers talk to consumers about the condition of their tires and tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS).

During a demonstration for Modern Tire Dealer of the product before opening day of the 2018 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show, Scot Holloway, CEO of Bartec, said, “It starts with our tools. We built in wireless technology.”

The tool reads signals like sensor fail codes, tire pressure and tread depth. And then those signals are translated into a consumer-friendly report that a salesperson can show on a monitor at the front counter or on a larger monitor in the showroom. The sales team also can generate a printout to give to the consumer. Failed sensors are marked with a red warning label, and ones performing adequately are labeled green.

The tools capture the data and relay it to the TCS Digital Inspections app, as well as the Tireworks HD software interface. Bartec says consumers can make better and more informed decisions when they know the precise condition of their tires and TPMS system.

Holloway says “front counter people are missing opportunities” to sell sensors and TPMS components. He says tire dealers need to follow a basic rule: “If a car has TPMS on it, you need to inspect it.”

This technology will help tire dealers talk about TPMS sensors, and “at the end of the day tire shops are going to sell more tires,” Holloway says.

Both companies are exhibiting and demonstrating the capabilities during the 2018 SEMA Show. Bartec is in booth No. 40039, and TCS is in booth No. 42175.

Related Topics: 2018 SEMA Show, Bartec USA, Scot Holloway, TCS Technologies, TPMS

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