Friday, December 6, 2013

Schrader EZ Sensor Promotion!

From December 1 to January 31st 2014, Schrader and Shop TPMS will be promoting the EZ Sensor by offering a free EZ programming tool (#33600) with the purchase of 36 or more EZ Sensors(#33000 & 33100)!  The Schrader EZ sensor is a blank programmable sensor that covers 90% of the vehicles on the road. The sensors come in a 315mhz(#33000) and a 433mhz(#33100) frequency.  The sensor comes with a rubber snap-in valve stem, but there is also an optional aluminum clamp-in valve stem.  The EZ sensor is a great value for tire and repair shops.  Instead of stocking 100's of parts on their shelves, they only need the Schrader EZ Sensor.  The EZ programming tool is easy to use and navigate.  It comes up to date with coverage for 2014 vehicles.   For more information, please give us a call at (714)692-8767(TPMS) or visit us at
33000  ezprogrammer 

Thursday, May 23, 2013

New Huf Generation Two TPMS RDV001 Valve Stems 

Introducing Huf's generation two RDV001 valve stem. Changes to the new valve stem include a self locking carriage as opposed to the generation one M5 screw, a single use internal crush washer, and an integrated washer. The generation two RDV001 still fits all of the applications that the generation one fit.

Generation 1 Huf RDV001 Valve Stem

Generation 2 Huf RDV001 Valve Stem

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Monday, April 22, 2013

Importance of TPMS

Proper tire pressure maintenance positively impacts
safety, as well as reduces CO2 emissions, fuel
consumption and tire wear.

Studies estimate that more than 70% of vehicles
have at least one significantly underinflated tire;
proper tire inflation can save up to 2% in fuel
consumption and reduce CO2 emissions.

Based on this metric and using Europe as an
example: 2% reduced fuel consumption for 150
million cars (75% of 200 million) means:

21 million liters of fuel or 52.5 million kg
CO2 saved per 100 km

2.52 billion liters of fuel or 6.3 billion kg (63
million tons) CO2 saved per year

Significant cost and environmental savings through
reduced tire wear.

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Monday, April 15, 2013

Conti Pressure Check

Mar 22, 2012

TPMS Forum
Tire pressure monitoring system from Continental compensates for tire temperature for more accurate readings
Inside tire mounting ensures better readings and longer lifetime than exterior-mounted systems
Systems can reduce tire-related breakdowns and increase fuel economy

Mid-America Trucking Show, Louisville, Ky., March 22, 2012. Underinflation, the enemy of commercial truck tires, has been estimated by the Technology and Maintenance Council to cause nine out of 10 tire failures, as well as faster tire wear and reduced fuel economy. Today at the Mid-America Trucking Show, Continental Tire the Americas, LLC revealed its first product that directly addresses this crucial component of tire maintenance.

ContiPressureCheck™ is a new, advanced tire pressure monitoring system specifically designed for commercial vehicles. The system constantly monitors the pressure and temperature of each tire on the vehicle in order to provide real-time, on-demand tire status information and to warn the driver of tire-related problems before they become a critical concern, said Clif Armstrong, CTA’s director of commercial vehicle tire marketing for the Americas.

“ContiPressureCheck is a unique product that brings together all Continental’s expertise in tires, inflation, in-cab displays, sensors and monitoring technologies for a direct system that not only provides advanced, accurate pressure data, but also addresses fleet concerns about fuel economy and operating cost reductions,” Armstrong said.

How it works

ContiPressureCheck integrates its sensors, communication system and data processor into a single module that is housed inside a rubber container and glued to the inner surface of the tire. The sensors continuously monitor both air pressure and the tire’s temperature, and send data wirelessly to the truck’s electronic control unit (ECU). This processes the data, saves warnings and sends them directly to a display in the driver’s cab. The driver can immediately take corrective action and avoid a breakdown before it happens.

The ContiPressureCheck advantages

ContiPressureCheck has two major advantages for commercial truck drivers over other systems, Armstrong said. First, it is the only system on the market to account for the tire’s temperature at its most optimal point inside the tire, which eliminates interference from other outside elements. The system then compensates for the temperature in the inflation data.

“Since a tire’s contained air pressure naturally increases as a vehicle moves, it can be difficult to tell if a hot tire is underinflated. Without some form of temperature compensation, a hot tire that is underinflated might appear to be fine, because the contained air pressure is at or above its cold inflation pressure,” Armstrong said.

“With ContiPressureCheck, which is tire mounted, we measure both tire pressure and temperature, in order to give the most accurate reading. This feature alerts drivers to underinflation issues even in the case of slow leaks, which are difficult to detect in a system that is not compensated. ”

ContiPressureCheck’s construction takes into account years of research into tire pressure monitoring systems, and provides a robust and reliable system – the second advantage of the product, Armstrong added.

“Because the ContiPressureCheck system sensors are placed inside the tire, they are less prone to breakage or accidental damage. This construction also avoids measurement errors due to brake heating,” he said. “The system can be easily installed when tires are replaced or even before the new vehicle is delivered from the manufacturer.”


The benefits of using ContiPressureCheck extend well beyond the longevity of the system and the accuracy of its data. Looking at all the factors that impact a commercial fleet’s costs, Armstrong said ContiPressureCheck addresses several issues that impact fleet operations.

“First is fuel economy. As fuel costs increase, it becomes more and more vital for fleets to manage every drop of diesel. The U.S. Department of Transportation recently reported that in a two-year test, use of a tire pressure monitoring system decreased fuel consumption by 1.4 percent. That alone can pay for the cost of a tire pressure monitoring system, and also reduces emissions,” Armstrong said.

“The benefits don’t stop there. Proper tire inflation also reduces tire wear and the incidence of breakdowns. All of these factors help keep trucks operating longer and more continuously on the road, and thus reducing operating costs for fleets.”

ContiPressureCheck will be available to the North American trucking marketplace in fall 2012. For more information, visit the Continental pavilion at the Mid-America Trucking Show, #18252.
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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

News from The TPMS Forum

Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket, manufacturer and supplier of VDO OE-engineered instrumentation and replacement parts, has released its new VDO 2013 TPMS Replacement Parts Program catalog.

The publication has been expanded to include the latest application validations for the VDO REDI-Sensor Multi-Application TPMS sensor line, which now provides coverage for over 85% of all vehicles in North America with just three sensor SKUs, the company notes.

The overall VDO TPMS Replacement Parts Program has also been expanded with additional coverage of OE sensors and service kits for a wider range of domestic, European and Asian vehicles.

VDO REDI-Sensors require no additional purchases or training to get started. They are pre-programmed with software from the factory and designed to follow OE vehicle relearn procedures.

The 2013 catalog features an application section and an illustrated buyers guide with individual listings for OE sensor assemblies, REDI-Sensor multi-application sensors, service kits, and wheel bands, plus torque specifications, installation tips, service kit generation guide, make/model index, OE cross reference, REDI-Sensor cross reference, REDI-Sensor product information, and contact details.

Friday, March 1, 2013

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Friday, February 15, 2013

Check out ShopSchraderTPMS for OEM Schrader sensors!  We have everything from tools, to sensors, to service kits!  Check us out today!