Schrader expands EZ-Sensor TPMS coverage to more vehicles

Jan. 1, 2020
Schrader's EZ-Sensor tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) technology now covers more than 62 percent of TPMS-enabled vehicles in the U.S. ? including new support for vehicle platforms such as Dodge and Jeep, plus expanded coverage for Ford, Chrysle
Schrader's EZ-Sensor tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) technology now covers more than 62 percent of TPMS-enabled vehicles in the U.S. – including new support for vehicle platforms such as Dodge and Jeep, plus expanded coverage for Ford, Chrysler, Honda, General Motors, Chevrolet, Mazda, Toyota and Nissan.

“With over 1.4 million actual operating road miles completed, EZ-Sensor is clearly the industry-tested and proven technology of choice,” says Hugh Charvat, president of Schrader International.

“Schrader continues to extend its commitment to the aftermarket community by further broadening support for vehicle platforms and by continually simplifying and streamlining the TPMS repair process,” he reports.

Launched in November 2010 and created via a strategic alliance between Schrader and Bartec, EZ-Sensor is the first truly programmable and patented TPMS sensor, designed with the goal of replacing 90 percent of the units fitted to U.S. vehicles by the end of this year, according to Charvat.

“The programmable EZ-sensor simplifies the TPMS replacement process, dramatically reduces the costs of inventory, and lowers costs for aftermarket service and repair centers,” he says.

“A key differentiator is that Schrader’s EZ-Sensor can replicate the OEM sensor technology that is initially installed into all new vehicles in the U.S., offering the same fit, form and function,” says Scot Holloway, general manager of Bartec USA. “For the majority of customers, this means that no extra investment in tools is required and that they will maintain current processes for programming the EZ- Sensors.”

 

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Additional cited benefits include:

  • Ease-of-use and Scalability: It only requires a single programming tool that most repair facilities already use to service TPMS vehicles, and is infinitely scalable with new vehicle models every year with only two SKUs. There are more than 260 million sensors in operation today, more than half are Schrader OEM sensors, and more than half are more than three years old. These vehicles will all need sensor replacement over the near term.
  • Accuracy and Precision: Because it can replicate Schrader OEM sensor technology, the handheld tool used to scan, program, and activate a sensor will accurately display pressure, sensor ID information and other data. “This is critically important as no manual intervention, keystrokes or additional reference tasks by the technician are needed. Additionally, many vehicles require higher pressure range capabilities that exceed what multi-application sensors can currently support.”
  • Reduced Inventory: When new vehicle models and coverage become available, technicians can simply update the programming tool as has always been done, versus having to purchase additional SKUs of replacement sensors.
  • Decreased Installation-time: Featuring Schrader’s patented Snap-In valve, TPMS programming technology and matching service packs, it further minimizes installation time. An individual unit can be fully programmed with Sensor ID and proper protocol information in less than a minute.
For more information, visit www.schrader- bridgeport.com.

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