Auto Service World
News   October 30, 2017   by Adam Malik

Schrader brings in new TPMS option

Schrader Performance Sensors will soon be introducing a new TPMS sensor with 90-degree stem options.

This change will be applied to the EZ-sensor product line, allowing the sensors to fit in into aftermarket wheel applications with 90-degree valve holes. That means shops can service more vehicles with TMPS sensors, the company said.

The new sensor is expected to be available mid-2018.

“This new EZ-sensor® application just further proves Schrader’s commitment to bringing new OE approved applications to our customers,” said Dan Baker, leader of North America aftermarket sales. “This is an exciting new product for any shop that services specialty rims. They can now service more TPMS, which can only add to their profits and improve their customer experience.”

The new sensor maintains the same technology as previous EZ-sensors. It is also designed to accommodate new and pending OE technology, such as auto-location. The sensor will accommodate two stem types, a straight valve and a bent valve in order to work with various rim types. The aluminum stems will also be offered in both silver and matte black colours.

“A shop doesn’t really know what they are going to get until the vehicle is in the bay. By offering two popular options for 90-degree stems, shops can keep their customers happy and keep vehicles moving quickly through their bays regardless of the rim application they bring in,” Baker said.