TecAlliance checklists designed to help workshops optimise tyre changing process
Despite the fact that here in the UK and Ireland there is not a culture of changing from summer to winter tyres at the end of the season, tyre related problems do increase during the colder, wetter months. In order to help workshops to be ready to tackle these potential issues, TecAlliance has developed a tyre change checklist that provides optimal support and offers customers maximum transparency. Another important issue is the installation and configuration of tyre pressure monitoring systems (TPMS), for which it now offers even more comprehensive information.
New tyre checklists
Whether for tyre repair, replacement or for those that do change from summer to winter tyres, the tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) should undergo extensive testing and to prevent malfunctions, the sensor’s batteries must also be tested.
TecAlliance’s tyre change check helps workshops carry out all tasks fully and correctly, while potentially generating extra revenue. For maximum transparency and to encourage them to feel that they are able to completely rely on the workshop, customers receive an easy-to-read list that provides a precise overview of the work performed and the condition of their tyres. If the tyre listed in the vehicle’s registration certificate is not in stock or if a different size should be offered, TecAlliance can help with suitable wheel and tyre information, based on government motor transport authority data.
Expanded information on installation and configuration of TPMS sensors
TecAlliance supports workshops with comprehensive technical information on installing and removing tyre pressure sensors and the information on relearning and resetting TPMS sensors has been expanded and made even clearer.
In addition to complete instructions for the installation, relearning and resetting of the sensors, there is also a new overview of how exactly the sensors learn and how the reset functions in the respective vehicle. There are basically three methods:
- Self-learning systems
- Relearning using the on-board computer
- Relearning using only a test instrument
This information can be retrieved individually and displayed in customer systems, e.g. directly in the vehicle or on a display. This provides optimal support for the workshop process because already during consultation or vehicle acceptance the expected outlay is clear, as is the equipment needed to change the wheel or replace or relearn the TPMS sensors.