Continental Launches New Tyre Service Tools to Take Stress out of Tyre Changes

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Continental has added new tools for quick TPMS service and simple tyre management. One of the new tools is the Autodiagnos Tire 300, which has an integrated RFID module and camera and is suitable for fleets to use on touchscreens.

Autodiagnos Tire 200, 100 and 300 the Three Newest Continental Tools for Tyre Management and Tyre Changing

Continental is looking to reduce the hassle involved with tyre documentation and tyre pressure monitoring with its new generation of tyre service tools. The three models are the Autodiagnos Tire 100, Autodiagnos Tire 200 and Autodiagnos Tire 300. These tools cover a broad range of everyday requirements in workshops and dealing with commercial vehicles. The Autodiagnos Tire family, Continental explains offers intuitive operation and a high degree of user-friendliness with almost all European vehicles covered.

“The most important factors in tyre service are speed, data availability and user-friendliness,” explains Filip Kevilj, Product Manager for Service Tools at Continental Aftermarket. “Our new tyre service tools give quick access to key system data, and, thanks to their touchscreens with a very simple manual navigation, are as easy to use as smartphones.”  

The tools ensure prompt acceptance of orders, followed by simple activation, programming and relearning of sensors. The devices also support downstream processes such as documentation, storage and ordering of new tyres.

All three Autodiagnos tyre tools suit the installation of new wheel sets. The integrated OBD II relearning routines make relearning of new TPMS sensors to the ECUs in the vehicle as easy as the activation of sensors in seasonal tyre changes.

Continental’s developers have also put a strong emphasis on up-to-date data. Continuous software and database updates ensure that the tools can communicate with the newest TPMS sensors and use the latest vehicle protocols. All three service tools can be updated wirelessly via Wi-Fi. “In this way, we enable workshops to offer their customers quick, competent service,” says Kevilj.

Continental’s Autodiagnos Models Explained

Autodiagnos Tire 300 is the flagship product in Continental’s new line of tyre service tools. The tool has a large 8-inch display that shows all relevant TPMS and tyre data at a glance. Autodiagnos Tire 300 is also suitable for future applications, such as direct communication with RFID tags in the tyres via the integrated RFID module. These tags contain all of the important data from the tyre manufacturer.  

After assignment to a vehicle, Autodiagnos 300 transfers the TPMS sensor’s entire data package to the onboard electronics. The tool is also suitable for changing TPMS sensors on commercial vehicle tyres. With its integrated camera, the Autodiagnos Tire 300 can take photos of tyres or the vehicle and match them to orders

The element is particularly important as tyre pressure monitoring systems will be mandatory for trucks, buses and trailers. This applies at first to all newly homologated vehicle types, from 2024 on to all new vehicles.

The Autodiagnos Tire 200 also offers smart communication between the tyre and the workshop with a 5-inch touchscreen. Like all three new tyre service tools, it can synchronise the job wirelessly with the workshop’s order system via Wi-Fi and have them printed out. It can acquire TPMS sensor data via an integrated OBD II module and initiate relearning. An especially attractive feature is the “ID Match” function, which allows workshops to identify individual sensors via the OBD-II interface and fix the issue afterwards.

Finally, the Autodiagnos Tire 100 tool offers TPMS service with an OBD II module and is the lowest-cost entry-level model in the series. It is based on the proven system used in all of Continental’s tyre service tools for sensor activation, programming and relearning. In addition, it includes several user-friendly applications.

It is connected to the vehicle’s OBD II interface via a network cable on an external OBD II module. The 3.5-inch touchscreen shows all TPMS data on one screen for easy control of the functions. In terms of functionality and features, the new Autodiagnos Tire 100 is equivalent to the TPMS Pro in the current line of TPMS service tools.

All devices in the Autodiagnos Tire family come with a 24-month warranty from Continental.

About the author

Adrian, located in Madrid, is joining the editorial team as a correspondent for the Valebridge Publications Ltd Group. Before starting in 2020 for Commercial Tyre Business, Adrian graduated with an English degree before working within marketing and recruitment in the non-profit sector. Recently he changed direction, undertaking a course in Marketing and International Business as a means towards moving into the journalism field, which he counts as his lifelong ambition.

Email: adrian.stuart@retreadingbusiness.com

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