GearWrench® Unveils New Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Kit
New Innovation Combines Function of Two Tools Into One Easy-to-Use Device
BALTIMORE (July 31, 2008)-- GearWrench®, a premier hand tool brand from Danaher Tool Group, today announced the launch of its new Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Kit. The new kit will help with TPMS sensor maintenance during tire and rim changes.
"The TPMS kit from GearWrench offers a solution for automotive professionals who had to previously use several different tools to achieve the same result," said Marc Mangus, senior brand manager for GearWrench. "Technicians and DIY enthusiasts can rely solely on the new kit to tighten TPMS sensors to the desired torque."
In April 2005, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a rule requiring automakers to install TPMS sensors in all new passenger cars and trucks beginning in September 2007. "This is an essential tool for technicians who handle maintenance on new cars, specifically cars purchased during the last three years," added Mangus.
The new TPMS Kit features a sliding adjustable torque scale for easy setting and an audible alert that indicates when the predetermined torque value has been reached. The kit also features a flexible drive for a screwdriver or torque wrench. The quarter-inch size can accommodate up to 120 pounds of air pressure. The kit includes a valve stem tool and two commonly used sockets for TPMS sensor maintenance.
The set comes complete in a convenient blow mold case with a suggested retail price of $150. Beginning in August, the GearWrench TPMS Kit will be available through mobile tool distributors.