What TPMS Tool

Nathan Owner/Technician Ohio Posted   Latest  

What TPMS tool does your shop have? Does your tool only program its brand name sensors (Example: Autel will only program Autel sensors?)? If not what sensors have you had the best luck with? I am looking at the Autel 508 or the 408. Snap-on's TPMS4 is just way too high for me.

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Matthew Mobile Technician
Illinois
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I love my ATEQ 56. The user interface is awesome and it has not given me any issues. The version I have will program virtually every aftermarket sensor except Autel. You can buy the same tool for less money, but it will be locked into programming one brand's sensors. I bought the full version to have choices on parts. I have been using Hamaton sensors, they are variable frequency and come with…

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Martin Technician
Illinois
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I just picked up the Ateq VT56 also. Very impressed and yes easy interface. Although I feel like my kid when I go to tap on the screen and forget it's not a touch screen.

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Harley Owner/Technician
Kansas
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I've had very good luck with Autel 508. The sensors are reasonably priced and updates are free. I stock 10 of the " 1-sensor". This sensor does either 315 or 413 mhz. Buy the 508 in a kit form and you can save money.

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Pedro Owner/Technician
Puerto Rico
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Don' waste your time and put your money on the ATEQ VT56. For details contact my good friend Sheila Sarkozi Stevens from ATEQ facebook​.​com/sheilaastevens

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Mike Owner/Technician
New Jersey
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I have an Autel 508, never any problems cloning or replacing with a dead OE sensor. Sensors and reasonably priced...Autel is the way to go.

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Chris Technician
Louisiana
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I purchased the Autel 508 kit that comes with 8 sensors. Sold the sensors and almost paid for the tool. We also have a Bartec. My Autel is way faster with less problems. There is a learning curve. Program the sensors BEFORE installing into the tires. If you forget then you just have to let all the air out. We service many makes and models. Works great!

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Nathan Owner/Technician
Maryland
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We use the Bartec 400pro and Dill REDI sensors. From time to time we use the OE sensors if a vehicle isn't covered by the Dill sensor. The system works great and the few problem vehicles we've had the customer support was great at Bartec.

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Randy Diagnostician
California
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I have the autel 906ts .and it has not failed me yet. I have had tool for about three years

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Eric Owner/Technician
Wisconsin
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Bartec for several years now. Reliable, excellent coverage, never had an issue with any vehicle I've worked on. Toyota, Honda, GM, Ford, Chrysler mostly, a small amount of VW and Audi.

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Michael Mobile Technician
Utah
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Bartec is what I reccomend. They have ruggedized tools that can withstand abuse. When problems arise they are serviced by an expert electronics team in Michigan. Tech support stays on staff to 7PM EST. New features include many models placard pressure and OBD relearn for models that used to need to be driven to reset. The 400 Pro is the way to go. I use it daily and it pays for itself day in and…

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Nathan Owner/Technician
Ohio
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Thank you all for your input I have decided to go with the autel 508 it's more in my price range. Just starting to sell tires. sounds like with the Autel it should pay for itself in no time and if i don't like it ill sell it and get a higher dollar one later. I think i have used the Bartec at another shop and it got the job done.

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Dennis Owner/Technician
Michigan
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check out the Atec vt36 hasnt failed me in 5 years

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Sean Technician
Ohio
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My old shop had the snap on, it works well. I personally own autel tpms608. Because it does diagnostics and some special features as well, like brake bleeds and such. I love it the only downfall is it cannot program sensors other than autel but due to multiple sensor failing after 1 week of replacing and programming with snap on I only install oe sensors which is great because they don't need…

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Andrew Technician
Minnesota
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We have 2 Autel 508's, they are awesome. And they were both free, one of our suppliers had a promo where you bought 20 sensors and got the tool, to top it off the sensors are cheaper than other brands. I believe it will program other brands, but I have never had to, we only stock the Autel MX Sensor and they have worked for everything we have needed. Copy from the old sensor, manually program…

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