ATEQ TPMS Tools, LC  

Livonia,  MI 
United States
http://www.ateq-tpms.com
  • Booth: 1068

Founded in 1975, ATEQ is a $100 million global company with offices in more than 20 countries and 37 cities. The company has divided its expertise in three divisions: Leak Flow Testing, Aviation and TPMS.

 

ATEQ TPMS is the number one world supplier in the TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) field by supplying an entire range of TPM activation tools for both assembly lines and tire repair shops. Since the concept of TPMS, ATEQ has introduced the most advanced technological features to distributors and suppliers worldwide.

 

ATEQ engineers sell and service the TPMS lines to more than 5,000 car assembly manufacturers and suppliers. Our own engineers work all year long to improve the measurement quality of ATEQ’s TPMS systems and create the best TPMS tools.

Brands: ATEQ TPMS Tools


 Videos

OBD TPMS relearn using the ATEQ VT56 TPMS tool on a Toyota Corolla

 Press Releases

  • Livonia, Michigan – June 14, 2017.  ATEQ TPMS Tools releases new TPMS educational video on how to perform an OBDII TPMS relearn procedure on a 2016 Toyota Corolla. The video uses the ATEQ VT56 TPMS tool to reset the TPMS system in less than two minutes.

    OBD relearn procedures are becoming standard in a shop environment for many reasons. First and foremost, it is the easier to work with since the same procedure can be performed no matter what the vehicle type is. Secondly, OBD relearn saves time and confusion for the technician since there are less steps to perform.

    The VT56 TPMS tool displays the steps necessary to communicate the TPMS sensor information to the vehicle’s ECU. The tool also shows where the OBDII module should be connected within the vehicle. Once the steps are performed with the VT56 and the OBDII module is connected, the information is transferred from the OBDII module to the vehicle’s ECU.

    Watch the video on our YouTube Channel.

  • Livonia, Michigan – June 14, 2017.  ATEQ TPMS Tools, LC announces the launch of French and Spanish of the Americas region of ateq-tpms.com. The website provides essential information about ATEQ TPMS tools, services and education.

    The website is part of ATEQ’s outreach efforts to enhance the availability of TPMS tool information and services to French and Spanish speaking customers and partners in North and South America.

    “There is an increasing demand for those who seek opportunities to learn more about TPMS systems and tools in Canada, Latin America and South America”, stated Sheila Stevens, Marketing Coordinator at ATEQ TPMS Tools, LC. “We are very proud to introduce new languages to our website to cater to our French and Spanish speaking technicians, customers and partners.”

    ATEQ also has bilingual personnel staffing its TPMS support lines in Canada and the United States. For more information, go to ATEQ-TPMS.COM and choose your preferred language.

    • Technical support, USA (English): 888-621-8767 (TPMS)
    • Technical support, Canada (English/French): 888-455-8767 (TPMS)
    • Technical support, USA and Latin/South America (Spanish): 210-451-1074
  • View Press Release Online

    06.13.2017

    Livonia, Michigan:  ATEQ is proud to announce the new June software release for the VT36, VT55 and VT56 TPMS tools. The software update includes new OE coverage, improved programmable sensor coverage, new functionalities and corrections.

    New version now available:

    • VT36 version Hx1-10-03
    • VT55 version CA2-20-03
    • VT56 version DA1-20-22

    New features:

    • VT36: Remote Key Entry (RKE) test available to test the strength of the RF signal of the keyfob.
    • VT36: Recent Sensor Data available, view the most recent vehicle’s sensor information.
    • VT56: WIFI function now active for all users. Wi-Fi pairing with WebVT will assist in transferring jobs from your VT56 TPMS tool to WebVT once upgraded Web VT 8.10.0.0.
    • Minor text adjustments.

    New content for North America:

    • New 2017 OE sensor coverage for: Alfa Romeo Giulia; Dodge Charger, Journey, and RAMs; Fiat 500, 500L and 500X ; Ford C-Max, Edge, Escape, Expedition, Explorer, Fiesta, Flex, Focus, Focus RS, F-Series, Fusion, GT, Mustang, and Transit Connect; Infinity Q50-60-70, and QX30-50-60-70-80; Jaguar XJ; Lexus CT, ES, GS, GX, IS, LC, LS, LX, NX, RC, and RX; Maserati Ghibli and Quattroporte; Nissan 370Z, Frontier, GT-R, Juke, Leaf, Murano, NV, Pathfinder, Quest, Rogue, Sentra, Titan, and Versa; Toyota 4 Runner, Avalon, Camry, CH-R, Corolla, Highlander, Land Cruiser, Mirai, Prius, Prius C, Prius V, RAV4, Sequoia, Sienna, Tacoma, Tundra, and Yaris.
    • Updated 2012-2017 OE sensor/TPMS information for: Chrysler and Dodge SRT models, Ferrari F430, Fiat 124 Spider, Kia Sportage, Nissan Juke and Sentra, Subaru Crosstrek, Toyota Alavon, RAV4 and Tundra.
    • New aftermarket sensor updates for: Alligator Sens.It, Schrader EZ sensor, HUF Intellisens, Hamaton Upro, Mobiletron, Orange Universal, BWD Standard QWIK sensor, NAPA QWIK, Steelman Select, MAX T.O.T.A.L, and Dynamic Pro-Select.

    DOWNLOAD/PRINT TECH RELEASE JUNE 2017 – NORTH AMERICA

  • View article online

    Of all features in a vehicle, tires are one of the most important to maintain. Incorrect tire pressure can affect a vehicle’s [workshop-tools]  handling, braking, ride comfort, tire life, fuel economy and the environment. This can lead to tire failure including a tire blow out or tread separation. The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) primary function is to make the driver aware of the state of tire pressure within the wheels. Drivers are beginning to associate the TPMS warning symbol as “tires need air,” but drivers should also regularly check the vehicle’s tire pressure to be safe on the road.

    What is TPMS?

    Since 2008, the TREAD Act requires all passenger vehicles in the United States to be equipped with TPMS. The TPMS primary function is to make the driver aware of the state of tire pressure within the wheels. Under normal system operations, the TPMS system will alert the driver when one or more affected tires’ pressure in pounds per square inch (PSI) falls below 25% of what is listed on the placard. When the tire sensor indicates “low tire pressure,” it sends a radio frequency (RF) signal to the electronic control unit (ECU) on the vehicle that determines if the pressure is below the threshold, which then will indicate a TPMS symbol or position-specific display, depending on the vehicle.

    Tire Inflation and TPMS

    Having the correct tire pressure for a vehicle is crucial for safety on the road. The top three reasons why tire maintenance matters are: safety of drivers on the road, extend the life of tires, and increase fuel economy.

    • Before TPMS, flat tires and blowouts contributed each year to more than 78,000 crashes, 10,000 injuries and 400 fatalities, according to NHTSA.
    • NHTSA estimates that TPMS reduces the chances of having one or more severely underinflated tires by at least 56%
    • In a 2011 study, TPMS was estimated to save $511 million in fuel costs.
    • Drivers can improve their gas mileage by up to 3.3% by keeping tires inflated.

    Pressure within a tire can change for a number of reasons including temperature changes and tire aging.

    • For each decrease of 10ºF in ambient temperature, tire pressure changes about 2% of 1 PSI
    • During normal driving conditions, tires lose about 1.5 psi per month.
    • It is estimated that 90 people die and an additional 3,200 are injured each year in crashes because of tire aging.

    How to Measure Air Pressure

    It is important for drivers to check the vehicle’s tire pressure at least once a month for best safety practices. The recommended tire pressure for a vehicle is found in the vehicle placard and in the vehicle owner’s manual. Drivers should never rely on visually inspecting a tire, always carry a tire pressure gauge in a vehicle to measure the PSI.

  • 4/23/07

    Check out the many features and functions of WebVT jobs including:

    • Sync jobs from device to PC
    • Display jobs by date, tool or make, model, year
    • Search jobs by customer reference, job ID, plate number or VIN
    • Delete jobs from WebVT
    • Personalize letterhead to input company information to the print out the job performance for your records or for the customer
    • Export jobs as an CSV or Excel file

    View video online

  • What is TPMS?

    The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) primary function is to make the driver aware of the state of tire pressure withintpms symbol
    the wheels. Under normal system operations, the TPMS system will alert the driver when one or more affected tires PSI reading falls below 25% of the placard. When the tire sensor indicates “low tire pressure”, it sends an RF signal to the ECU on the vehicle that determines if the pressure is below the threshold, which then will indicate a TPMS symbol or position-specific display, depending on the vehicle.

    Direct vs. Indirect TPMS systems

    There are two types of TPMS systems: direct TPMS and indirect TPMS. Direct TPMS systems use TPMS sensors inside the wheel to report pressure data to the vehicle’s ECU in real time. Direct systems include Asian, Domestic and European vehicles. Direct systems are more accurate and reliable to indicate which tire is underinflated. An indirect TPMS system uses an ABS system to monitor the speed of the wheel and communicate to the ECU. Indirect systems include Asian and some European vehicles. Indirect systems are less reliable since they cannot tell the driver which tire is low on pressure, and won’t warn the driver if all four tires are losing pressure at the same time.

    Types of relearn procedures

    When a service has been performed to the direct TPMS system, such as air pressure adjustment, tire rotation or replacement of sensors, most vehicles will require a TPMS system relearn to be performed. Relearn procedures vary by manufacturer, so a technician must know if a relearn procedure is necessary to put the vehicle in “learn” mode. Although relearn procedures differ from manufacturer to manufacturer, the three types of relearn procedures are auto relearn, stationary and OBD. Furthermore, some vehicles may use a combination of two or more relearn types. Indirect TPMS systems use an initialization procedure which may require a TPMS tool to figure out the steps involved to reset the system.

    The chart below represents the three types of TPMS relearn procedures within the market of Asian, Domestic and European vehicles equipped with direct TPMS systems. (WWW.AMRA.ORG)

    TPMS relearn procedures chart

    Note: The VT56 TPMS TOOL has relearn procedure instructions built in for relearn procedures; simply select SERVICE fromVT56 VIN SCAN option - vehicle found (1) the MAIN MENU, then select the vehicle’s MMY (make, model, year) or scan the vehicle’s VIN barcode. The tool will display the OBDII and/or manual relearn procedures step-by-step as well as a HELP guide if the technician runs into issues during the relearn procedure process. Instructions for indirect system procedures can also be found on the VT56.

    Auto relearn procedure

    An auto relearn procedure is when a vehicle has the ability to learn a single or multiple TPMS sensor IDs without the need of performing the procedure with a TPMS tool. Furthermore, a technician can adjust the inflation pressure, rotate or replace sensors and the TPMS system will reset itself after the vehicle has been driven for a period of time. Before servicing the tires/wheels, it is always recommended to use a TPMS tool to trigger each of the vehicle’s sensors to make sure they are working properly.

    For example, a 2008 Dodge Charger requires an auto relearn procedure:

    • Inflate all tires
    • Drive for 20 minutes

    Stationary relearn procedure

    A stationary (sometimes called manual) relearn procedure allows new TPMS sensor IDs to be transferred to the vehicle’s ECU without driving a vehicle. This type of relearn procedure requires a TPMS activation tool to trigger the sensors when the vehicle is in learn mode either by using a TPMS diagnostic tool or diagnostic scan tool. The vehicle then uses an RF signal to communicate with the vehicle’s ECU to establish which sensor is in which specific location.

    For example, a 2014 Ford Escape (with standard ignition) requires a stationary relearn procedure:

    • Inflate all tires
    • Turn ignition off
    • Press and release brake pedal
    • Cycle ignition from “off” to “run” three times ending in “run”
    • Press and release brake pedal
    • Turn ignition off
    • Cycle ignition from “off” to “run” three times ending in “run”
    • Horn sounds twice
    • Use tool to activate left front sensor
    • Single horn will sound
    • Repeat for right front sensor, right rear sensor, left rear sensor

    OBDII relearn procedure

    An OBDII relearn procedure requires a TPMS scan tool to transfer new sensor IDs directly to the vehicle’s ECU. The user would need to scan each TPMS sensor, connect to the vehicle’s OBD port, then follow the step-by-step instructions on the tool. The new TPMS sensor IDs are then transferred to the vehicle. Most Asian and specialty European vehicles require OBD relearn.

    For example, a 2011 Toyota Camry requires an OBDII relearn procedure:

    • Inflate all tires
    • Read all sensor IDs using TPMS scan tool
    • Connect tool to OBDII port
    • Reset ECU with tool
    • Turn ignition OFF, then ON
    • Drive at 12 mph for up to 5 minutes 

    VT56 screen obd2 connect with tool

    The importance of OBD relearn

    Manual and stationary relearn systems can sometimes take several steps to relearn the TPMS system. TPMS tools, such as the VT56 TOOL, have the step-by-step instructions for auto, stationary and OBD relearn, however, the steps involved can be long and complicated. OBD relearn procedures are becoming standard in a shop environment for many reasons. First and foremost, it is the easier to work with since the same procedure can be performed no matter what the vehicle type is. Secondly, OBD relearn saves time and confusion for the technician since there are less steps to perform. At 86%, ATEQ has the largest percentage of OBD relearn protocols in their TPMS tools than any other TPMS tool company.

  • 01.12.2017

    Replace an old sensor by creating a new sensor ID using a blank aftermarket programmable sensor. Before servicing tires, trigger the vehicle’s sensors by Make, Model, Year selection or VIN scan. (VIN scan option available in North America only.) Triggering the vehicle’s sensors will allow you to identify damaged or defective sensors. If your tool fails to display the sensor information after trying to trigger the sensor, you will need to create a new sensor by selecting the vehicle’s Make, Model, Year or by sensor model. There are two ways to program a blank sensor with the ATEQ VT56.

    Option 1, select by sensor manufacturer.

    • From the main menu, select program then select the programmable sensor model you are working with. (Note, ATEQ TPMS tools program ALL major aftermarket programmable sensor brands.)
    • Next, select the vehicle’s Make, Model, Year.
    • Select CREATE, press OK to create new sensor information.
    • Position the sensor in front of the tool’s antenna.
    • The sensor has been successfully programmed.

    Option 2, select by vehicle Make, Model, Year.

    • From the main menu, select program, then select the vehicle’s Make, Model, Year.
    • Next, select the programmable sensor model you are working with. (Note, ATEQ TPMS tools program ALL major aftermarket programmable sensor brands.)
    • Select CREATE, press OK to create new sensor information.
    • Position the sensor in front of the tool’s antenna.
    • The sensor has been successfully programmed.

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 Products

  • VT56 Comprehensive TPMS Service Tool
    With the VT56 TPMS Tool connected to the OBD2 module, technicians can reset the ECU in less than two minutes! The tool is packed with advanced features and functions to make TPMS service fast and easy....

  • The VT56 is the all-in-one comprehensive TPMS tool with coverage for American, European and Asian vehicles. Its advanced features and functions provides complete TPMS management. Thanks to frequent updates, it includes all new TPMS sensors and vehicles, immediately when introduced each year.

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    • Fast and Intelligent: The fastest TPMS tool; designed to continuously adapt to a technician’s needs.
    • Saves Time and Money: The only TPMS tool with a VIN barcode scanner for fast vehicle selection (North America only).
    • Integrated Help: Tool training, TPMS reset procedures, sensor part numbers, OBD2 locations –  all at your fingertips.

    Features:

    • Select make, model, year via VIN scan
    • Comprehensive make, model, year specific relearn procedures
    • Programs all leading aftermarket programmable sensors
    • Display OBD2 location on tool screen
    • TPMS reset via OBD2 on more than 60% of car models
    • Retrieve TPMS DTC codes on applicable vehicles
    • RKE testing function
    • ECU unlocking for Toyota family of vehicles
    • TPMS sensor part number look-up (OE and aftermarket)
    • Saves TPMS service history on-board and on PC
    • Built-in TPMS service help and training
    • Multi-lingual, 18+ languages
    • Worldwide TPMS technical support

    Easy icon navigation

    • The VT56 icons visually guide the user through all the functions of this powerful TPMS tool. The icons make using the tool easy to complete the required procedure.

    TPMS help and training

    • Integrated help at your fingertips including tech tips and training on-board.

    Part number look-up

    • OE and aftermarket sensor part number availability.

    Aftermarket sensor programming

    • Program aftermarket sensors, a set of five wheels at a time, ideal for winter wheels.
    • Select by sensor manufacturer or by car model and year.

    Vehicle VIN scan (North America only)

    • Use the tool to scan the vehicle identification or select manually.

    Relearn procedures

    • Display OBD2 location and built-in relearn procedures for all vehicles.

    TPMS sensor intelligence

    • View sensor information for all four tires including sensor ID, PSI, Mhz, temperature, battery life.

    TPMS service history

    • Save, download and print vehicle audit reports. Filter information by car model, date and reset information.

  • VT36 TPMS Sensor Activation and Programming Tool
    The VT36 TPMS programming tool offers functionality and flexibility at an affordable price. Its rugged casing and durable rechargeable battery is designed for tough service station environments....

  • The VT36 TPMS programming tool offers functionality and flexibility at an affordable price. Its rugged casing and durable rechargeable battery is designed for tough service station environments. Thanks to frequent updates, the newest TPMS sensors and vehicles are introduced each year.

    • Low cost, robust and easy to use

    • Test all TPMS sensor data before working on customer’s vehicle

    • Program all leading aftermarket sensors

    Features:

    • Comprehensive make, model, year look-up

    • Reads and activates all known TPMS sensors

    • Displays TPMS sensor data (ID, tire pressure, tire temperature, battery status, frequency)

    • Programs all leading aftermarket programmable sensors

    • Make, model, year specific relearn procedures

    • TPMS sensor part number look-up (OE and aftermarket)

    • Multi-lingual, 19+ languages

    • Worldwide TPMS technical support

  • Tire Tread Depth (TTD) Gauge
    The Tire Tread Depth Gauge is an add-on accessory for the VT56 OBD2 Diagnostic TPMS Tool. The accessory allows a technician to measure tire tread depth with high accuracy when checking TPMS sensors during routine service and maintenance checks....

  • The Tire Tread Depth Gauge is an add-on accessory for the VT56 OBD2 Diagnostic TPMS Tool.
    The accessory allows a technician to measure tire tread depth with high accuracy when checking
    TPMS sensors during routine service and maintenance checks.

 Onsite Contact

Onsite Contact Name
Eri Muca
Onsite Contact Title
TPMS Sales Manager
Onsite Contact Email
sales@ateqtpmsusa.com
Export Contact Name & Title
Eri Muca, TPMS Sales Manager
Products we export:
Tools & Equipment: Diagnostics
Regions we export to:
Africa, Asia, Canada, Eastern Europe/CIS, Europe, Mexico/South & Central America/Caribbean, Middle East, Oceania/South Pacific/Australia/New Zealand
Trading arrangements we seek:
Foreign Agents/Distributors