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TREADSPEC™ PRECISION LASER DIAGNOSTICS DELIVERS AUTO DEALERS, TIRE RETAILERS
NEW LANES OF PROFITABILITY FOR REPLACEMENT TIRE SALES AND ALIGNMENTS
New TreadSpec Laser Measurement Software Solution Delivers Consumers a Technology Based Evaluation of Their Vehicle’s Need for Replacement Tires and Alignment
CHICAGO (November 5, 2013) – Today’s automotive dealers have an incredible opportunity for replacement tire sales and alignments in their service bay, but many are only capturing 6.5 percent of the current market, even though 20 percent of their customers need new tires and 30 percent need an alignment.
Until now. A new technology – TreadSpec™ Precision Laser Diagnostics – is putting these profitability building services in the fast lane for auto dealers and tire retailers.
Olathe, Kansas November 4, 2013 HushMat® – HushMat launches larger sheet sizes to automotive aftermarket.
HushMat has introduced new manufacturing technology to produce the #1 Rated Sound Deadening & Thermal Insulating Ultra material is new/larger 32” x 18” and 24” x 48” sheet sizes. HushMat, the fastest growing automotive sound deadening and thermal insulating materials company, leads the worldwide automotive aftermarket in this category.
“This is another example of HushMat dominating the category by technology leadership, mastering the manufacturing challenge of large dimension sheet extrusion. Customers asked for it and HushMat delivers again.”, stated Tim McCarthy, Founder of HushMat. The larger sheet sizes will offer installers, reduced installation time and lower overall economics with greater packaging density to lower overall delivered cost. This makes HushMat even more attractive for all customers”, McCarthy added.
FMS AUTOMOTIVE BRINGS BACK PERFORMANCE AND HERITAGE TO THE SEMA SHOW 2013 WITH TWO HIGHLY ANTICIPATED JETTAS
FMS Automotive returns to the SEMA show with two highly modified Volkswagen Jetta models.
• 400+ Horsepower Jetta brings to life any Racer’s dream
• 1.8T Jetta pays tribute to the 80’s special edition ‘HELIOS’ Jetta GLI
After the incredible response to their three SEMA show Beetles from 2012, landing them coverage in multiple US and European magazines, enthusiast blogs, as well as on display at multiple enthusiast shows, and on the lobby floor at Volkswagen of America’s Herndon, VA headquarters, the FMS Automotive team is excited to unveil their two new custom vehicle builds for this year’s SEMA Show 2013. With support from Volkswagen Genuine Accessories and other partners, FMS Automotive focused their SEMA show efforts on two impressive Mk6 Jetta’s: A high performance 2.0T equipped Jetta sedan pushing out over 400 horse power and a tribute Jetta 1.8T inspired by the very limited
1989 Helios Jetta GLI Special Edition.
A RACER’S DREAM IN BLACK AND WHITE
HushMat Supports Iowa Couple’s Midwest Pride in Your Ride Cancer Fund
Olathe, Kansas November 4, 2013 HushMat® – HushMat sponsors Eldon & Barb Jaeger’s 2000 Peterbilt 379 and fund raising for Cancer Society in daughter Brenda’s name.
HushMat, the market leader in automotive sound deadening & thermal insulation materials sponsored the fabulous 2000 Peterbilt 379 Truck customized with too many products to list here. Eldon & Barb Jaeger have driven around the country since early 2013 promoting this truck raising funds in support of finding cure for all cancer. Eldon & Barb’s daughter Brenda battled cancer over 14 years before losing her battle at the age of 32. Eldon & Barb have donated this fully customized 2000 Peterbilt. They are a tremendous inspiration to all.
Velbert/Germany, October 2013 Huf, one of the leading German tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) manufacturer has agreed with Bartec Ltd. to have the new “IntelliSens” universal sensors operated by their diagnosis tools. The leading TPMS tool supplier in the US has updated its database to also service the requirements of Huf´s “IntelliSens”.
Velbert/Germany October 2013 Huf, a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) supplier offers a range of services to tire and repair shops in the aftermarket, in order to support them when training their personnel.
“We want to help our partners in the aftermarket to sell and use our products in the best way possible”, John Stratton, Aftermarket Sales Manager for Huf North America explains.
Velbert/Germany, October 2013 Huf, a German tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) producer presents a new tool for tire and repair shops at the 2013 SEMA Show. The tool VT56 – powered by ATEQ – is the first tool which is operated by a sensational new hi resolution display using icons. Huf supplies TPMS to tire and repair shops either as an original equipment (OE) sensor or as “IntelliSens” universal sensor, which are installed in conjunction with the new tool. “It is our philosophy to look for easy and fast solutions for our partners in the market. That is why we developed this new tool, which is simple and comfortable to use, because you are guided through the menu using icons. It is easier to navigate and read. “The new tool saves time and money”, says John Stratton Aftermarket Sales Manager of Huf North America.
Germany, October 2013 In accordance with the needs of tire and repair shops in the aftermarket Huf has developed a revolutionary concept for tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS): The “IntelliSens” universal sensor. Car manufacturers design TPMS according to their individual concepts which leads to a large range of variants leaving tire and repair shops with the problem of stocking numerous part numbers. Huf offers the solution by developing a universal sensor which – in only very few variants – covers almost all car models and helps to keep stocks low.
The NEW Inductor® Pro-Max IQ™ has been engineered with greater intellect that enables programming capabilities, digital readout and enhanced with timed operation capabilities and precise power settings. The multi-function, easy-to-read digital display sets operation time; displays time remaining and act as a timer, and displays power output levels. The linear knob adjusts settings on the display, with push to select mode. These new digital features add greater power control to take advantage of induction heating for curing of bonding compounds and other materials.
Induction Innovations has re-engineered their flameless torch into the NEW MINI-DUCTOR® 2 GO! Designed to be completely portable – works with a standard 12-volt battery pack, even runs off a car battery! Leave the generator behind and can take the MINI-DUCTOR 2 GO anywhere you need it – out in the field, across the lot or even out in space!
The MINI-DUCTOR® 2 GO heats ferrous metals without the danger of an open flame using invisible heat and turns a ¾” nut red hot in seconds. HUGE variety of heating applications for operating safer than a torch! Easily release seized nuts/bolts from corrosion or thread lock compounds. Remove/release; steering/suspension components, fuel tank straps, inline connectors, zirk fittings, manifold bolts, truck bed bolts, seat belt bolts, u-bolts, tie rod sleeves/ends, soft hail dents, metal fabrication, soldering, and even heat treating. Easily remove heavy undercoating’s applied over hardware.
• 12v Battery Operated