SEMA eNews Vol. 13, No. 8, February 25, 2010

Essential TPMS Information for Tire Professionals

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  Eliminate the confusion of servicing tire-pressure monitoring systems through this exclusive SEMA webinar.

As increasing numbers of vehicles equipped with tire-pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) come on line, knowledge of proper servicing procedures for both direct and indirect systems is essential for tire installation, repair and maintenance professionals.

Understanding when a relearn procedure is necessary, such as after a change in air pressure, a tire rotation or a tire/sensor replacement, is only the first step. Technicians must also understand relearn procedures for both import and domestic vehicles.

On Thursday, March 4, at 10:00 a.m. (PST), SEMA will present an exclusive webinar entitled “Servicing the Next Generation of Tire-Pressure Monitoring Systems.” Kevin Rohlwing, senior vice president of training for the Tire Industry Association (TIA), will present a summary of TPMS technology currently used on foreign and domestic vehicles and the latest relearn principles.

Rohlwing will also discuss the difference between a low-tire indicator and a malfunction indicator light as well as the fundamentals of aluminum clamp-in sensor service and maintenance. A tire-industry veteran with more than 26 years of experience in the field, Rohlwing has trained more than 3,000 certified tire service professionals on the latest developments in the tire industry.

The TPMS webinar is free to SEMA members and is only $29 for non-members. It will be available both live and as a downloadable presentation that tire professionals may view at their convenience. Visit www.SEMA.org/events/webinars to register.

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