TecDoc offers OE tyre data fitters
Although TecDoc has historically focussed on replacement parts providers and garages, the system has now been adapted to serve the tyre industry. Whilst individual tyre manufacturers provide tyre centres with catalogues for their particular brands, the problem for the fitter is to efficiently identify the original equipment (OE) tyre fitment for a specific vehicle, irrespective of the brand that will ultimately be selected and fitted.
TecDoc reports that with its Web Shop users no longer need to thumb through individual manufacturer’s catalogues or search their websites, only to find it is a vehicle that the manufacturer does not supply. Instead the user can simply enter the vehicle make, model and year through their terminal and the precise specification of the tyre – including the size and speed rating – will be displayed alongside a choice of manufacturers that supply tyres of that size and specification.
Shaun Greasley, commercial director of TecDoc UK and Eire said: “With the launch of TecDoc Tyredata, we are convinced that Web Shop users will immediately benefit from the advantages that the system provides them, particularly as the data covers car, LCV and commercial vehicle applications.
“Obviously those centres that are part of a large chain will be linked into a co-ordinated system, but their system is only likely to cross reference data from their suppliers. It is therefore still difficult for them to identify the correct tyre and they normally ask the customer to provide the specification in order to identify a suitable replacement. With TecDoc however, our source data comes from the OE tyre suppliers to the vehicle manufacturers, to the accuracy of the information is second-to-none.
The firm also offers a VRM option on top of the basic user licence. This enables users to simply type in the vehicle’s registration number to access the vehicle’s specific data.