The new TreadReader handheld scan tool from Atlas Automotive Equipment LLC is designed to provide an instant 3D image of a tire, providing data such as tread depth and adverse wear.
The company says advisory information like misalignment or uneven wear due to under or over-inflation is also displayed, presenting a ‘no-question’ presentation to the vehicle owner on the condition of their tires, and the recommended resolution.
Atlas Automotive Equipment says the unit is lightweight and can withstand the volume use of a heavy-handed technician. It requires just a few seconds to run over all four tires for instant upload to a smart phone or tablet via the TreadReader app. The results can be presented to the customer via a printout or email attachment.
The company also released the TreadManager Portal, which enables anyone managing single or multiple locations to view essential data on the number of vehicles scanned, activity by technician, and number of opportunities created for tire and alignment sales.