ASA Tire Systems has released the 7.2.0 version of its TireMaster software.
The new version offers increased functionality for tire dealers, the company claimed. Along with point-of-sale functions, the software also offers enhanced security, control over user accounts, new reporting features and expanded marketing tools.
The software also includes a service checklist to track recommended vehicle repairs. This allows users to send reminders of needed services through mailings and at the point of sale when customers return for their next visit.
Reporting functions also have been modified, the company said. Users can customize the report screen by creating lists of frequently used reports. Managers also can note whether employees are allowed to print specific documents.
Contact: ASA Tire Systems. Phone: (800) 657-6409. Internet: www.tiremaster.com.
Rotary Lift has updated the controls on its light-duty four-post lifts to offer technicians more convenience.
The power unit and controls on each of the company's 12,000-pound-capacity lifts have been moved to the unit's driver's side front.
The lifts also now feature conventional dual hand controls. Four-post lifts are available as standard or alignment lifts.
The lifts are available with an open front for easy access under the vehicle and feature 73¾ inches of rise.
Adjustable latch bars keep the runways level at multiple locking positions, and a non-skid surface provides better tire grip, the company said.
The lifts can handle wheelbases from 163 inches to 206½ inches.
Extended ramps are available for low-profile vehicles.
Contact: Rotary Lift. Phone: (800) 640-5438. Internet: www.rotarylift.com.
Repair info system
Thomson Delmar Learning has introduced an electronic automotive repair information system covering more than 20 years of domestic and import vehicles.
The tool, ChiltonPRO, comes in an online or DVD format and, for the first time, offers technicians access to all of Chilton's auto repair information. It is available through a monthly subscription plan.
The information includes diagnostics data, labor times and mechanical service information. ChiltonPRO offers manufacturers' recommended maintenance schedules, technical service bulletins and instructor-designed diagnostics. Step-by-step mechanical procedures use more photographs than other products, the company claimed.
The product features unique content dealing with diagnostic training, body information and ASA test preparation.
The product also offers information in an electronic format for classic models from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s as well as current vehicles.
Contact: Thomson Delmar Learning. Phone: (800) 998-7498. Internet: www.chiltonsonline.com.
Hennessy Industries Inc. has added a new technology, dubbed EconoBalance, to its Coats XR-series and 1250 wheel balancers.
The technology first seeks to eliminate the static imbalance in a wheel assembly, then calculates the minimum amount of corrective weight needed to bring dynamic imbalance within acceptable limits.
Hennessy claims the technology helps shop owners strike a balance between cost savings and comeback prevention.
EconoBalance can result in the application of less corrective weight to cut costs, the company said, and also can reduce the number of ``re-spins'' needed to achieve an acceptable balance condition.
Contact: Hennessy Industries Inc. Phone: (800) 688-6359. Internet: www.ammcoats.com.