VDO has expanded its range of multibrand tire pressure monitoring sensors with a fifth REDI-Sensor that can be installed in new Hyundai, Ford, BMW and Mercedes-Benz models. The sensor has also been designed to cover future BMW and Mercedes-Benz model changes. “This means that in the years to come, our range of five REDI-Sensors will cover up to 85 percent of the TPM-equipped vehicles on the market,” explains Christoph Zinke, Product Manager TPMS in the Aftermarket at Continental. VDO REDI-Sensors help workshop staff to perform TPMS services. They are robust, re-usable and can be installed immediately.
Time is money! Faster installation thanks to preprogramming
The VDO REDI-Sensors are supplied preprogrammed – a first in the aftermarket. The workshop can install the sensor just like an original sensor, making vehicle-specific programming superfluous. This saves money and time, especially in the peak seasons. Installation is also fast and easy – workshops can simply glue the VDO REDI-Sensor to the inside of the tire’s running surface, simplifying installation and protecting the sensor against mechanical damage in day-to-day use. Around the size of a quarter, the sensor comes in its ready-to-glue rubber container and the whole package weighs barely 12 grams. When tires have to be changed, the sensor can be quickly removed from its container and re-attached. Spare containers are available from VDO.
Thanks to this expanded portfolio of multibrand sensors, workshops will be optimally prepared for the coming winter tires season, especially since the fifth sensor offers an ideal TPMS solution for vehicle models recently introduced to the market. These include the Tucson and i20 from Hyundai, the new Ford Galaxy and S-Max models, the current BMW 7 Series and the Mercedes-Benz E class. Accurate vehicle information can be found in the current REDI-Sensor usage list.
Tool kit, hotline and training courses round off the offer
This offer from VDO is rounded off by extensive services, such as an ideal toolkit for TPMS services. The tools include a pressing tool and a spreader and the kit makes it a simple task for workshops to install and replace any REDI-Sensor in the entire range. If you have any questions about TPM systems or the installation process, simply call our VDO service hotline on 01805-221242. Our experts are available for you on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 12 a.m and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Calls cost €0.14 per minute from German landlines and a maximum of €0.42 per minute from German mobile networks. Various TPMS information and training events can also be booked through the Continental Training Center. These events target both independent workshops and tire service operations.
This article originally appeared on automotiveworld.