Winners Help Preserve, Capture Profits

Feb. 1, 2006
Winners help preserve, capture profits.

Tire Pressure Sensor Tool

Vacula's new Valve Core Torque Tool is designed to more safely tighten tire valve cores in meeting TPMS specifications (tire pressure monitoring system). This removal and installation tool helps prevent:

  • Over and under-torqueing.
  • Valve core leaks that lead to low tire pressure and TPMS alerts.
  • Premature tire failure from leaks.

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"By preventing the overtightening of expensive TPMS valves, this tool could save the shop some money."

Joe Marconi, owner
Osceola Garage
Baldwin Park, NY

The Professional Tool & Equipment News Innovation Award is selected by a nationwide panel of ASE-certified Master Technicians and Shop Owners - free of any suggestions or political pressure from advertisers or the magazine's staff.

The goal of the award is to help recognize truly new and innovation tools and equipment that the end-user feels will help to perform a given service easier, more efficiently or more profitably.

Congratulations to this issue's winners!

Feel The Power

Lincoln introduces its cordless, 14.4-volt PowerLuber grease gun, with features that include:

  • A 2-speed design for higher-pressure/higher-volume delivery.
  • A cycle indicator pin to help monitor grease output.
  • A more balanced design with a padded grip.
  • A built-in hose and coupler holder.
  • A flip-over follower.
  • A threaded opening for use with optional filler nipples.
  • Comes with a heavy-duty, impact-resistant case and battery charger.

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"No need for air, or two hands. Looks like a great tool."

Mark Joy, owner
Joy's Service Center
Wichita, KS

One Size Fits All

Innovative Products of America offers their 7895 Multi-Wrench, which packages 8 sockets into one tool in covering nearly all oil pan drain plug sizes. Also useful for other applications, the wrench's 2 rotating Metric socket heads allow you to take a single hand tool under the car when performing an oil change. The rotating heads also provide greater access to tight spaces. Additionally, an adjustable, magnetic handle allows for use at the most comfortable angle. The Multi-Wrench covers 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19 mm sizes. Made from drop-forged steel, the tool is covered by a lifetime warranty.

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"What a time-saver. This tool should help make quick work out of a simple, but often time-consuming job."

Chuck Svitak, owner
Boca Raton, FL

Backing Up ATF Services

Fluid Rx introduces a new kit for diagnosing automatic transmission fluid. By placing a drop of ATF on the kit's test pad, and comparing the results to the provided ISO diagnostic chart, you can visually demonstrate the need for related services to your customers.

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"As they say, 'the proof is in the pudding', or in this case, the fluid. Show and tell works best, and when you can show results to the customer, that always helps in selling the service."

Dan Walker, owner
Dan's Auto Center
Oakhurst, CA

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