Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket, manufacturer and supplier of VDO OE-engineered instrumentation and replacement parts, has just released its new VDO 2014 TPMS Replacement Parts Program catalog. This new catalog has been significantly expanded to include the latest application validations for the VDO REDI-Sensor Multi-Application TPMS sensor service solution, which now provides extensive coverage for domestic, Asian and European vehicles in North America with just four sensor SKUs.
The overall VDO TPMS Replacement Parts Program has also been expanded with additional coverage of OE sensors and service kits for a wider range of domestic, European and Asian vehicles.
According to Continental, the VDO REDI-Sensor TPMS Service Solution represents a significant breakthrough in TPMS service and profitability. Unlike other sensors that require the purchase of specialized sensor programming tools and software upgrades, no additional purchases or training are needed to get started with REDI-Sensor sensors because they are pre-programmed with software from the factory and designed to follow OE vehicle relearn procedures.
REDI-Sensor is ready to use right out of the box and works with all major TPMS scan tools. Parts stores also can deliver REDI-Sensor without worrying whether their customers have the TPMS scan tools necessary to work with it. If a shop has the tools and know-how to service OE sensors, it’s ready for REDI-Sensor.
The company adds that VDO REDI-Sensor sensors bring simplicity, ease of installation and maximum profit potential to TPMS service by reducing inventory and eliminating service delays. It provides multi-application coverage for the broadest range of cars, vans, SUVs, crossovers and light trucks from 2002 to 2014, including recently expanded GM truck (“PWM”), Audi, Mercedes, Volkswagen, Volvo, Subaru and other Asian vehicle coverage. New REDI-Sensor vehicle applications are continually being tested and validated, the company says.
The 2014 catalog features an application section and an illustrated buyer’s guide with individual listings for OE sensor assemblies, REDI-Sensor multi-application sensors, service kits, torque specifications, installation tips, service kit guide, make/model index, OE cross reference, REDI-Sensor cross reference, REDI-Sensor product information, and contact information.