Tecdoc updates Tyredata
TecDoc launched the Tyredata option to its Catalog parts identification system in May 2011 and it has reportedly been well received by many of its Web Shop customers. However, TecDoc has now added extra functionality so users can search by tyre size as well as by the vehicle.
Tyredata was originally developed to provide fast fits, workshops, factors and car dealers with a single source electronic catalogue that would efficiently identify the original equipment (OE) tyre fitment for a specific vehicle. As with many of the replacement parts supplied throughout the aftermarket, individual tyre manufacturers produce their own catalogues for their specific brands, which although they may contain some cross-reference information, don’t directly identify the OE tyre.
Tyredata by contrast, clearly indicates the OE fitment as well as providing users with all the listed alternative suppliers and the linked vehicles that share the same tyre specification. In addition, it also includes the address and contact details for the tyre manufacturer, an image of the tyre and specific article information on the tyre selected.
Shaun Greasley, commercial director of TecDoc UK and Eire said: “When we originally introduced the Tyredata option, we believed it provided our Web Shop customers with an excellent addition to the system. However, by adding extra functionality and giving users the choice to be able to search by vehicle or tyre size we now provide them with the best of both worlds so they can suit themselves.
“Naturally, fast fits that are part of a large chain will be linked into an internal system, but it is only likely to cross reference data from their tyre suppliers. It is therefore still difficult for them to identify the correct tyre and they normally ask the customer to provide the details directly from the vehicle in order to provide an accurate quote. With TecDoc however, our source data comes from the tyre manufacturers that supply their tyres as OE to the vehicle manufacturers, so the information is first rate.
“As well as providing an accurate identification reference tool, the system also displays multiple suppliers, which means quick decisions can be made when it comes to sourcing the tyre required, which is always important for the time conscious motorist.”