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Tire pressure monitoring sensors now available in the independent aftermarket

Siemens VDO's new wheel sensors for tire pressure monitoring open up new service potential for tire dealers and independent service workshops.


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Siemens VDO at Automechanika

Tire pressure monitoring sensors now available in the independent aftermarket


Frankfurt, September 12, 2006

Siemens VDO is presenting its tire pressure monitoring wheel sensors at the Automechanika trade show in Frankfurt. They open up new service potential for tire dealers and independent service workshops.


Siemens VDO’s Tire Pressure Monitoring System Sensors detect changes in tire pressure and alert the driver. Each wheel rim is fitted with a pressure sensor, which constantly transmits tire pressure data by a radio signal to a control unit.


Siemens VDO now is extending its range of original spare parts to include sensors for the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). This opens up new service potential for tire dealers and independent service workshops. The sensors are available for fast and easy one-to-one replacement or for fitting on a second set of wheel rims, such as winter tires. In addition, Siemens VDO offers complete, ready-to-install spare parts kits for the tire aftermarket to match the sensors, consisting of valve cap, valve core, screw fastener, sealing ring and washer. All the small parts required for servicing are therefore instantly on hand and do not have to be searched for, saving valuable installation time.

 

It is advisable to fit the winter tires with matching sensors before the cold, wet season sets in, allowing motorists to use the tire pressure monitoring system throughout the year. This way, drivers can benefit year-round from the safety system, which warns them of a sudden or gradual loss of tire pressure.

 

Low tire pressure is a frequent reason for higher fuel consumption and tire wear. If there is not enough air in the tires, there is greater flexing and the rubber becomes hotter. Overheating is one factor which can lead to the tire casing suddenly splitting away. Flaws or faulty care of the tires are among the most common causes of breakdowns. Low tire pressure is not good for the environment either, as it leads to higher road resistance and thus higher fuel consumption.

 

With OEM quality aftermarket spare parts, Siemens VDO provides wholesalers and independent service workshops a smooth and economical supply of parts. Firms can source all the spare parts they need from the one distribution channel. At the same time, Siemens VDO spare parts afford easy replacement with the highest quality standards.

 

A photo is available for this press release. The photo and the press release can be downloaded on the Internet at http://www.siemensvdo.de/press.

 

Further information for readers and end consumers is available at:
http://www.siemensvdo.de/contactus


Siemens VDO Automotive is a leading international automotive electronics and mechatronic supplier. The group is part of Siemens AG and generated sales of EUR 9.6 billion in the 2005 business year (30.9.).


Reference Number: SV 200609.001 en

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