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.


 Press Releases

  • June 25, 2018

    Livonia, MI – ATEQ, world leader in tire pressure monitoring system tools, announced the newest innovation in TPMS system relearn technology. ATEQ’s patented technology called “Sync-ID” will standardize the way TPMS sensor information is transmitted to the vehicle’s ECU, using a unique, OE-compliant OBD relearn procedure for all equipped light-vehicles.

    A TPMS relearn procedure is a set of instructions that must be followed to activate and confirm the TPMS communication from the TPMS sensor to a vehicle’s ECU. All vehicles equipped with TPMS sensors must perform a relearn procedure after a service has been performed to the TPMS system. For example: a relearn must be performed during a sensor replacement.

    Relearn procedures for direct-TPMS systems include auto-relearn, stationary (sometimes called manual) and OBD. The steps are determined by the auto manufacturer and vary from vehicle to vehicle.

    With ATEQ’s new “Sync-ID” technology, technicians only need to learn how to perform one unique OBD relearn procedure for all vehicles with direct-TPMS systems, rather than hundreds of different procedures. Technicians will love this new feature, now they can skip the long and complicated stationary (manual) relearn procedure steps, and in just a few steps, use the OBD relearn procedure to reset the TPMS system in less than 2 minutes with a non-intrusive technology, using OE-compliant standards.

    “With the new ‘Sync-ID’ technology developing fast, soon over 90% of the cars serviced in automotive workshops can be relearned via OBDII with OE-compliant standards,” stated Bruno Rousseau, ATEQ TPMS Global Director. “Our new patent makes our TPMS tools the most advanced in the world as well as the most valuable. Instead of making customers purchase new tools every few years, we are committed to improving the software of existing tools, to make sure customers are satisfied with what they’ve invested in. We are excited to give our customers the best coverage to make their jobs easier and faster for years to come.”

    Sync-ID, which is available on the VT56 TPMS tool since March 2018, now includes OBD procedures for brands such as BMW, Jeep, Ford, Fiat, Chrysler, Alfa Romeo and many more. Current and new VT56 tool users can easily get access to the new Sync-ID and hundreds of new OBD procedures, simply by updating the tool's software. Only a valid tool license is required.

    About TPMS relearn procedures

    Auto-relearn procedures require a technician or a customer to drive the vehicle to relearn the new set of TPMS sensors’ IDs. This is not only time consuming, it is also complex to determine which vehicle has this function and which doesn’t. In addition, shops are reluctant to let a customer go without having relearned their customer’s vehicle.
    Stationary relearn procedures (or manual relearn procedures) includes one or several manual steps. For example, a 2012 Ford Taurus requires 12 steps to relearn the TPMS system. If technicians perform one step wrong, they will have to start all over again, causing confusion and costing time.

    OBD relearn procedures require to use the OEMs diagnostic tool or a VT56 tool. 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 fewer 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 to 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.

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    Video: All about the new Sync ID feature

  • June 19, 2018

    Livonia, Michigan - The newest video of the weekly "TPMS Tech Tips" has been released. When a TPMS sensor needs to be replaced in a vehicle with direct-TPMS, you need a new one to replace it. A sensor will need to be replaced if the sensor battery dies or if the sensor breaks or has corrosion or damage. You can choose an OEM sensor or an aftermarket or Programmable sensor to replace the old sensor. When an aftermarket TPMS sensor is chosen, you must copy, clone or create new sensor IDs. You can use a TPMS tool such as the VT36, VT55, or VT56 to program the new sensor.

    The sensor ID’s can be copied from the old sensor and cloned to a new sensor or create new sensor IDs to the new sensor IDs. Some aftermarket or Programmable sensors require installation with proper PSI before programming

    If the ID’s were not changed in the process, as in when you retrieved the old sensor ID’s, or copied them, you may not need to perform a TPMS relearn. However, if you create a new sensor, you must perform a TPMS relearn procedure so the vehicle’s ECU can learn the new ID’s.

    Watch the video

  • June 12, 2018

    Livonia, Michigan - ATEQ releases a new video from their "TPMS Tech Tips" series on how to read or activate a TPMS sensor, and what to do if you are having trouble reading a sensor.

    Tip #1: Check to make sure that this vehicle has a direct-TPMS system. This can be easily checked using a VT55 or VT56 TPMS tool, where it shows under the service menu if the specific vehicle you’ve chosen is an indirect system. An indirect TPMS system does not have sensors in the tire, instead, it communicates through the ABS system to calculate the tire pressure of each tire, therefore, no sensors can be read.

    Tip #2: Make sure you are holding your tool properly to the tire for an accurate reading. When reading a sensor, make sure to read it at the side wall of the tire. The sensor is read and activates with low radio frequency so there could be interference if reading sensors from the wrong position. Some aftermarket rims can affect tire readings.

    Tip #3: What is the condition of the sensor? If you are unable to read a sensor, the sensor battery could be dead or corroded, so it is important to visually inspect the sensor outside of the wheel.

    Tip #4: Have you updated your TPMS tool? If you are unable to read the sensor, you may need to update your TPMS tool. The latest TPMS software will include the latest vehicle and TPMS sensor coverage, so be sure to perform a TPMS update. Check your tool under the SETTINGS menu for the latest software update and compare it to the latest update notes online. To view the latest TPMS version available, go to ateq-tpms.com, and scroll down to the Software Updates section of the website to find the latest version number.

    Watch the video

  • June 4, 2018

    Livonia, Michigan - ATEQ TPMS explains how proper tire inflation can save money and increase the value of tires.

    Want to increase TPMS and tire sales? Help your customers understand how they can increase the life and value of their tires with proper tire inflation.

    75% of roadside flats are caused by a slow leak or under inflation. Keep your customers educated about tire inflation with these 3 tips.

    Check the placard, located on the door jamb, for the proper tire inflation of the vehicle. This helps customers understand what the proper tire inflation is for their vehicle. Proper inflation helps tire tread stay even and prevents tire blow-outs.
    Stop by the shop for regular tire maintenance, such as a tire rotation and alignment. For example, for equal tire wear, tire rotations should be performed just about every oil change.
    Continue to check your tire pressure, even with TPMS systems in place. The Tire Industry Association recommends drivers should check their tire pressure at least once a month.

    Keeping your customers educated is important to build trust and confidence in your shop. Then, when it is time that they have a TPMS MIL and they need their sensors replaced, or a tire replaced, they will trust your shop when the recommendations are made. Remember, education is key to make the sale.

    Watch the video

  • May 29, 2018

    Livonia, Michigan - ATEQ releases article, "Differences between “good enough” and quality TPMS Solutions". The contents of the article were featured in Tire Review Magazine's June 2018 edition

    When a technician has a customer with a TPMS MIL in the shop, their goal is to find the solution to “turn the light off”. However, important technological factors behind the TPMS tool you are using plays a significant role in whether a customer’s TPMS issue is solved safely, or just turning the light off and sending the customer home. Furthermore, another drawback to a “good enough” TPMS solution is when a customer comes back to the shop with the same issue, frustrated, and now feeling that the shop is less trustworthy.

    Quality TPMS solutions are much more than the hype of new and unique features a TPMS tool can bring to the table. It is the technology built-in that creates the value of the tool and ensures the customer’s safety when fixing a vehicle. Relationships that TPMS tool companies have with OE manufacturer plays a huge role in how TPMS tools perform with reading and activating sensors, as well as communicating via the OBDII module portal to the vehicle’s ECU. Compliance with OEM car manufacturers, sensor manufacturers, and wheel assemblers is the only way to have proper OEM sensor and car communication information. “It is crucial to work with OEMs to obtain the correct information to read and activate TPMS sensors as well as decode OBDII information. An OEM standard tool means it is future-proof, so it will last in the shop environment for years to come and works right out of the box every time,” said Eri Muca, North American Sales Manager at ATEQ TPMS Tools.

    TPMS tool companies who have direct communication with OEMs allow independent shops to securely service tires with OE standards. “We choose the tools we work within the shop because the companies provide OE-compliant information that is needed to diagnose and service vehicles,” commented JEFF BUCKLEY, OWNER OF MY FATHER’S SHOP IN MIDLOTHIAN, TEXAS. “Using a TPMS tool, or other tools in the shop that work with OEMs ensures the vehicle will be repaired properly, using OE standards and industry standards. In the end, we want to repair vehicles the right way, the first time, every time. This builds the customers confidence and improves the reputation of independent shops in the industry.”

    Of course, there are TPMS solutions in the industry that will help turn the TPMS light off, which is “good enough” for some shop owners. However, be aware that without proper diagnostics and solutions with OE standards, the “backward engineering” can set shops back and cause much more time and money than if they worked with an OE-compliant tool in the first place.

    Read the article online

    Visit Tire Review to view the article online

  • May 22, 2018

    Livonia, Michigan - For National Tire Safety Week, ATEQ presented three quick facts about the importance of having tires properly inflated.

    Did you know?

    • Fact #1: 35% of drivers never admit to checking tire pressure.
    • Fact #2: 75% of roadside flats are caused by a slow leak or under inflation.
    • Fact #3: NHTSA estimates TPMS could save as many as 79 lives and over 10,000 injuries every year.

    Properly inflated tires and regular maintenance are essential for these top 3 reasons.

    • To increase the life and value of your tires
    • To increase a vehicle’s fuel economy
    • To ensure the safety of drivers on the road.

    Watch the video

  • May 12, 2018

    Livonia, MI – ATEQ TPMS Tools, LC is proud to announce Davy Leboucher’s new role as ATEQ North America CEO. Leboucher is based in the Livonia, Michigan office and is responsible for overseeing sales, marketing and operations for all three ATEQ divisions: Leak Testing, TPMS, and Aviation.  He will be working closely with the managers from all ATEQ North America locations (USA, Canada and Mexico) to streamline processes to improve efficiency and increase ATEQ’s market share.

    “He is an accomplished engineer, a great manager, a successful salesman and is equally at ease negotiating very tough contracts, facing legal challenges or assembling an instrument.  Above all, he is a very respectful human being,” added Michael Gutman, ATEQ COO.

    Leboucher worked for as the director of ATEQ France for 15 years before joining a high tech aviation company for 6 years as an International Sales Director.

    “I am honored to be back with ATEQ and look forward to working with the North American team to make the organization as efficient and effective as possible,” commented Leboucher.

    Leboucher will be exploring innovative ways to find new customers and strengthen relationships with existing customers.  He will also be tasked with optimizing operational proficiency to achieve faster service and sales lead times along with synergizing internal organization platforms and increasing trackable analytics for continuous improvement.

    “We are excited to welcome Davy and will certainly provide all the support that he needs to help continue our growth in North America. Another valuable asset to the team is certainly something that it is always welcomed with open arms,” added Bill Whitlow, ATEQ USA Operations Manager.

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  • Livonia, MI – ATEQ TPMS Tools, LC is proud to announce Emily Larouche’s role as Administrative Assistant at the Livonia, Michigan location. Larouche will be responsible for assisting the sales and logistics team with inventory control and order acknowledgment. Larouche will work closely with Mike Hladis, Administrative Assistant, and Desart Dinkollari, Service Manager.

    “I am happy to continue my career in material handling and inventory at ATEQ TPMS,” commented Larouche. “My goal is to provide 100% on-time delivery, reduce costs, and increase inventory turns so we can continue to provide the best service for our customers and partners.”

    Larouche has over ten years of purchasing and delivery, previously working with Integrated Supply Network in Florida as a Purchasing Agent. She studied Business Management at Schoolcraft College in Livonia, Michigan.

    “Emily’s experience, knowledge and hard work with our distribution partners at ISN made her the perfect candidate for the role as Administrative Assistant,” added Desart Dinkollari, Service Manager. “We are fully confident Emily will lead the team in providing cost-effective procedures for products while upholding consistent quality standards. Welcome to the team, Emily.”

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  • Livonia, Michigan - ATEQ is proud to announce the new March 2018 software release for the VT56. The software update includes new OE coverage, improved programmable sensor coverage, new functionalities, and corrections.

    New version now available: VT56 version Dxx-25-04

    OBD2 reset capability now available for the following Ford models:

    • 2014-2018 C-max, Escape, Focus
    • 2015-2018 Edge, Fiesta, Mustang, Transit Connect
    • 2016-2018 Explorer, F-series
    • 2017-2018 Fusion

    Improved existing OE coverage:

    Audi A6, S6, SQ5; BMW M6; Ford E-Series; Jeep Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, Wrangler; Kia Cadenza; Mazda 3, 6, CX-3; Mercedes SLC Class; Mini Clubman; Mitsubishi i-MiEV; Nissan Armada; Porsche Boster; Volkswagen Touareg; Volvo S60, XC60, SC90.

    New aftermarket sensor coverage:

    Alligator Sens.It, Schrader EZ sensor, HUF Intellisens, Hamaton U-Pro, Mobiletron, Orange Universal, BWD Standard QWIK sensor, NAPA QWIK, Steelman Select, PDQ Programmable, MAX T.O.T.A.L., and Dynamic Pro-Select. 

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 Products

  • OBDII Sync ID Technology for the VT56 TPMS Tool
    ATEQ’s patented technology called “Sync-ID” standardizes the way TPMS sensor information is transmitted to the vehicle’s ECU, using a unique, OE-compliant OBD relearn procedure for all equipped light-vehicles....

  • With ATEQ’s new “Sync-ID” technology, technicians only need to learn how to perform one unique OBD relearn procedure for all vehicles with direct-TPMS systems, rather than hundreds of different procedures. Technicians will love this new feature, now they can skip the long and complicated stationary (manual) relearn procedure steps, and in just a few steps, use the OBD relearn procedure to reset the TPMS system in less than 2 minutes with a non-intrusive technology, using OE-compliant standards.

    With the new "Sync-ID" technology developing fast, soon over 90% of the cars serviced in automotive workshops can be relearned via OBDII with OE-compliant standards. The new patent makes ATEQ TPMS tools the most advanced in the world as well as the most valuable. Customers do not need purchase new tools every few years, with the improvement of the software of ATEQ's existing tools, to make sure customers are satisfied with what they’ve invested in. 

    Sync-ID, which is available on the VT56 TPMS tool since March 2018, now includes OBD procedures for brands such as BMW, Jeep, Ford, Fiat, Chrysler, Alfa Romeo and many more. Current and new VT56 tool users can easily get access to the new Sync-ID and hundreds of new OBD procedures, simply by updating the tool's software. Only a valid tool license is required.

    Video: New Sync ID available for VT56

    Product page: VT56 TPMS Tool with OBDII

  • Tire Tread Depth Gauge, VT56 accessory
    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....

  • ATEQ's tire tread depth gauge is the perfect accessory to increase your TPMS and tire services in the shop. Using the VT56 tool, navigate to the tire tread depth option to measure the inner, center and outer tread of the tire. The information is displayed and saved on the tool and can be printed for the customer or record keeping. It is a great tool to check for misalignment or tread wear, to offer replacement services in the shop and help keep your customer safe on the road. 

    As tires lose their tire tread, they also lose their ability to grip the road, which can cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle. Proper tire tread is crucial as precipitation escapes or compresses through the tread’s grooves to maintain as much contact with the road surface as possible. In the United States, tire tread is measured in 32-nd of an inch. Most all-season passenger vehicle tires are 9/32 to 11/32- inch. In most states, 2/32-inch is the minimum tread depth requirement, which means by law, drivers are required to replace a tire when a tire wears down to that depth.

    Tires are a significant investment for customers. Shops should educate their customers on why their tires are being replaced, possibly prematurely, to build a trusting relationship and create a repeat customer for years to come. Tires are one of the most important aspects of a vehicle, and maintaining proper tire tread depth can increase a vehicle’s fuel efficiency and increase the overall value of the tire.

    The tire tread depth gauge allows information to be printed, stored or transferred to keep for repeat customers. All of these advantages of using a professional tire tread depth gauge can bring opportunities for an increase in tire and TPMS services during routine tire maintenance. 

    Video: Tire Tread Depth Gauge features and benefits

    Product page: Tire Tread Depth Gauge

  • OBDII Sync ID Technology
    ATEQ's patented technology called "Sync-ID" standardizes the way TPMS sensor information is transmitted to the vehicle's ECU, using a unique, OE-compliant OBD relearn procedure for all equipped light-vehicles....

  • ATEQ's patented technology called "Sync-ID" standardizes the way TPMS sensor information is transmitted to the vehicle's ECU, using a unique, OE-compliant OBD relearn procedure for all equipped light-vehicles. In just a few steps, use the OBD relearn procedure (rather than manual or stationary relearn procedures) to reset the TPMS system in less than 2 minutes with non-intrusive technology, using OE-compliant standards, making the VT56 TPMS tool have the best OBDII coverage on the market.

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