BRIGHTON, Mich. (Oct. 2, 2013) — TCi Tire Centers L.L.C. has added Tiremetrix L.L.C.'s TPMS Manager Software to the package of products and services offered to TCi's T3 affiliated dealers, according to Tiremetrix.
Dealers who participate in TCi's T3 Marketing Program receive TPMS Manager
as part of TCi's Plus-level program package at no charge, Tiremetrix said, providing them access to tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) parts and service data along with TPMS relearn and troubleshooting information through the TIPS online interface.
TIPS customers who are not T3 dealers may use TPMS Manager at no charge for 30 days, according to Tiremetrix, a Brighton-based automotive information software company.
"Tire dealers continue to be challenged by the complexities of TPMS service requirements, and the growing number of TPMS sensors, service kits and relearn types," said Vickie Johnson, director of retail marketing for TCi.
"The integration of TPMS Manager into TIPS will allow TCi customers to quickly access every vehicle's TPMS specifications and service requirements without leaving their ordering system."
TPMS has been mandated on all new passenger vehicles sold in the U.S. since the 2008 model year, according to Tiremetrix, which estimates more than 90 percent of vehicles in operation over the next decade will be so equipped.
"Time and again, we've heard tire dealers praise our software and the efficiency and accuracy the TPMS Manager provides," said Tiremetrix President Joe Donehue. "We look forward to helping TCi continue to deliver top-notch solutions to its customers so they can run more profitable and streamlined operations."
TCi is a wholly owned subsidiary of Michelin North America Inc. There are more than 1,000 T3-affiliated dealers in the U.S., TCi said earlier this year.
TCi supports the T3 network through its 86 distribution centers nationwide.