A new company named Fit2Go has launched a highly simple, inexpensive, easy to fit TPMS (tire pressure monitoring system) that is targeted at the retail aftermarket. It can be used not only for passenger vehicles but can also be used as a retrofit for light commercial vehicles having a weight up to 5.5 tons like minivans, caravans and trailers.
The company’s sales and marketing director Gary Thomas, said that the new TPMS product is totally different from other TPMS products as the set-up is completely different. It offers users rapid ROI and can start paying off within a short period ranging from a few days to a couple of months.
According to Thomas, the product is the first operator-friendly TPMS and can be installed in just three minutes by just about anyone. It offers considerable savings in fuel usage and tire costs. For example, in the case of a light vehicle it can minimize cancellation of trips due to tire issues. From the safety perspective too, it has the potential to offer significantly higher levels of safety for users.
Fitting Fit2Go is easy as it just involves removing the dust cap for each tire, fitting an anti-theft lock nut and then replacing the dust cap with a tire pressure sensor which replaces the dust cap. After it is fitted, the TPMS unit is self-calibrating and an LED confirms correct operation. The operators can then fit a tax disc size, solar-powered, wireless receiver anywhere inside the windscreen. They need to press the button on the back of the receiver and watch the lights come up before sticking it to windscreen.
After the system is installed, when the vehicle is started, it wakes the system and the tire sensors begin transmitting data to the receiver and auto pair. The company also offers a payback calculator for commercial fleets, taking account of all tire issues, including fuel and tire wear savings, as well as roadside breakdown costs.
Hamid Moaref has always been fascinated by cars and the automotive industry. His family has a longstanding association with the industry and has been in the tire business for the past 35 years. Raised in Dubai, Hamid attended Capilano University in Vancouver where he graduated with a BBA in marketing before attending an intensive course in magazine publishing in 2005. He has been the publisher and chief editor of Tires & Parts magazine for the past ten years.
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