What TPMS Tool
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.
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…
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.
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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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.
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!
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.
I have the autel 906ts .and it has not failed me yet. I have had tool for about three years
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.
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…
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.
check out the Atec vt36 hasnt failed me in 5 years
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…
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…