PTEN announces 2019 People’s Choice winners

Oct. 4, 2019
PTEN asked readers to vote for the tools and equipment they prefer from the Innovation Awards program, and the results are in.

This year a total of 148 products were submitted for the PTEN Innovation Awards program, an increase from previous years. For the fifth consecutive year, readers were invited to vote on their top product entries to be recognized as 2019 People’s Choice winners.

The product nominations were sorted into 31 categories, covering all classifications within the industry. Readers were able to vote online utilizing surveys that displayed the product image, description, and video (if supplied). The surveys were then made available on VehicleServicePros.com as well as social media platforms from June 1 to July 31, 2019 for readers to vote. 

The 2019 PTEN People’s Choice winners are:

ADAS: Snap-on Diagnostics - ADAS Software Upgrade Versions 18.2 and 18.4

Air Conditioning Service: Snap-on Tools - Polartek Dual A/C Machine, No. EEAC334

Air Tools: SP Air - Reversible Flex Head Cut-Off Tool, No. SP-7231R

Alignment Equipment: John Bean - V2280 Imaging Wheel Alignment System

Automotive Scan Tools: Snap-on Diagnostics - Apollo D8

Battery Service Equipment: Bosch - BAT 135 Battery Tester with Integrated Printer

Body Shop: Dent Fix Equipment - Blind Rivet Adapter

Brake Service: Matco Tools - Universal Brake Caliper Wind-Back Tool, No. BCW6

Chemicals: WD-40 - Specialist Fast-Acting Carb/Throttle Body and Parts Cleaner

Creepers & Seats: Snap-on Tools - Heavy Duty Off-Road Creeper, No. JCWTANK

Diagnostics: TEXA - eTRUCK Remote Diagnostics

Electrical Testing Tools: Snap-on Tools - Advanced Digital Multimeter with Free App, No. EEDM596FK

Engine Service & Repair: Lumax - 2-in-1 Fluid Extractor, No. LX1314

Hand Tools: KNIPEX - 6-1/4" Wire Rope Cutter, No. 95 62 160

Heavy Duty Scan Tools: Bosch - HDS 250 Heavy Duty Scan Tool Kit

Inspection Tools, Lab Scopes: Snap-on Diagnostics - Thermal Imager Elite

Jacks & Stands: Snap-on Tools - 1/2 Ton Air-Assist Telescopic Transmission Jack, No. TJA100

Leak Detection: Tracer Products - TPOPUV19 UV Leak Detection Kit

Lifts: Rotary Lift - Heavy Duty Two Post Lift, No. SPO20

Lighting: Snap-on Tools - 275 lm Magnetic Mountable Headlamp, No. ECHDB022

Oil and Lube: Lumax - Extra Long Heavy Duty Quick Release Coupler, No. LX-1403-XL

Power Tools: Milwaukee Tool - M12 FUEL Stubby Impact Wrenches

Repair Information: Mitchell 1 - ProDemand Driver Assist ADAS Quick Link Feature

Safety Equipment & Personal Gear: GEARWRENCH - Bluetooth Speaker/Radio, No. 86997

Shop Equipment: Wilton - Mechanics Pro Vises

Shop Software: Mitchell 1 - Manager SE MessageCenter

Specialty Tools: Mac Tools - Rounded Bolt Removal Technology

Tire, Wheel Service: Snap-on Tools - TPMS4 Diagnostic Tool

Tool Boxes & Carts: Snap-on Tools - 36" 6-Drawer Heavy Duty Shop Cart

Tool Organizers: ToolBox Widget - Vertical Wrench Organizer

Welding: Monster Mobile - Auto-Darkening Welding Goggles

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