CONTINENTAL’S NEW TYRE SERVICE TOOLS
Taking the stress out of tyre changes
Continental has released a new generation of tyre service tools, comprising of three models: Autodiagnos Tire 100, Autodiagnos Tire 200, and Autodiagnos Tire 300.
These tools cover a broad range of everyday requirements in workshops and fleets – for both passenger cars and commercial vehicles.
Continental says The Autodiagnos Tire family is distinguished by intuitive operation and a high degree of user-friendliness, giving quick access to key system data, and thanks to their touchscreens with a very simple manual navigation, they are as easy to use as smartphones.
It states they ensure prompt acceptance of orders, followed by simple activation, programming and relearning of sensors. Moreover, the new devices reportedly provide seamless support in downstream processes such as documentation, storage and ordering of new tyres.
Autodiagnos Tire 100, 200 and 300 are also ideal for installing new sets of wheels. The integrated OBD II relearning routines make relearning of new TPMS sensors to the ECUs in the vehicle easy.
Continental’s developers have also put a strong emphasis on up-to-date data. Continuous software and database updates ensure the tools can communicate with the newest TPMS sensors and use the latest vehicle protocols, and ll three service tools can be updated wirelessly via Wi-Fi.
Autodiagnos Tire 300 is the flagship tyre service tool. It features a large eight-inch display that shows all relevant TPMS and tyre data at a glance.
The future ready tool comes with an integrated RFID module that is able to communicate with RFID tags of tyres which contain important data from the tyre manufacturer.
Autodiagnos 300 can transfer the TPMS sensor’s entire data package to the on-board electronics, and a major advantage is also the ability to service TPMS sensors on commercial vehicle tyres.
Autodiagnos Tire 200 comes with a five-inch touchscreen. It can synchronise jobs wirelessly with the workshop’s order system via Wi-Fi and have them printed out.
It can also acquire TPMS sensor data via an integrated OBD II module and initiate relearning, while a further attractive feature is the “ID Match” function, which allows workshops to identify individual sensors via the OBD-II interface and fix the issue.
Autodiagnos Tire 100 is the low-cost entry-level model in the series. It is based on the proven system used in all Continental’s tyre service tools for sensor activation, programming and relearning.
In addition, it includes a number of user-friendly applications and is able to connect to a vehicle’s OBD II interface via a network cable on an external OBD II module. The 3.5-inch touchscreen shows all TPMS data on one screen for easy control of the functions.
For more information, visit www.continental.com