It is smart business only to use Autel ITS600 for TPMS service. The ITS600 has several other “add-on” tools that provide your customers with a detailed check on the health of their vehicle using scan reports that are easy to read and understand. Let’s dive into the Tire Brake Tester 200 (or TBE200) used with the ITS600 software. Finally, a modern approach to tire service and customer service recommendation.
Autel TBE200 is a laser-enabled tire tread depth measurement tool that provides users with quick and accurate wear analysis. It features a 1.65-in. Touchscreen to display measurement data in real time or use ITS600 software to analyze uneven wear patterns and recommend accurate maintenance service or tire replacement to a new level of customer confidence. The analysis is comprehensive enough that the software can recommend whether wheel alignment is necessary.
Using the TBE200 is very simple and technology friendly. Tap “Tire Tread” on the TBE200 to measure the tread depth of the tire. The values will appear on the ITS600 as well as the TBE200. Trade depth data will now be integrated with TPMS related information on ITS600. Place the tool on the surface of the tire making sure the laser line is perpendicular to the tread of the tire. Wear status is displayed in 32 as well as color-coded. Green means good, yellow means replacement is recommended, and red means immediate replacement is recommended.
The TBE200 dual cameras enable users to document tire wear and damage and scan the tire identification number to the ITS600. For sale of new tyres, you can also scan the new TIN and digitally submit the customer information to DOT as is now an industry requirement process. This can alert the customer to tire expiry notices and even tire recalls. The tool can identify uneven wear features when used in “All Check” mode because it will measure the tread depth in three areas of the tire.
The tool can also test brake disc wear without removing the tyres. Select the Brake Disc icon and place the tool on the disc brake rotor surface to ensure that the laser extension line passes through the center of the rim. The screen will display real time measurement data with 0.1mm accuracy. As with tread depth, the screen will display a color code with a measurement of the surface’s irregularity.
The comprehensive test reports that the equipment can generate will include TPMS health, tire tread depth, brake disc wear characteristics and repair tips when paired with the ITS 600. Easy to read and understand detailed replacement and maintenance tips with some results suggesting tire or brake disc replacement, tire rotation and alignment servicing. Data can be printed and presented on a scan report that can be printed or emailed directly to the customer or via mobile phone or tablet to allow easy report sharing and downloading of tire tread depth and brake discs QR code can be generated for measurement.
All this information was done without even removing the tire! In a matter of minutes, you can diagnose a faulty TPMS sensor, uneven tire wear indicating an alignment check and maybe even some rear rotor wear. What sets this tool apart from the rest is keeping our customers safe and informed about their vehicle without sacrificing valuable time from their technicians.