10 new tire and wheel service tools for auto techs

Jan. 22, 2024
Does your shop have the right tooling to service tires and wheels properly? Here are some of the latest tools that crossed our desk.

Tires not only carry the heavy burden of moving the vehicle down the road but are also responsible for braking, turning, and absorbing road shock, among many other essential duties.

Does your shop have the right tooling to service tires and wheels properly to ensure the safety and integrity of the vehicle? Here are some of the latest tools that crossed our desk.

The Platinum Tech 1/2" Drive Split Beam Torque Wrench, No. PLT-12250, offers a range from 40 to 250 ft-lbs, with 5 ft-lbs increments. It measures 24.2" in overall length and its head flexes up to 15 degrees for improved access.

The Ascot Supply Wheel Stud Service Kit is designed to provide fast and effective removal and installation of wheel studs. This kit allows users to remove or install wheel studs without removing the hub. 

The HawkEye XL Alignment System from Hunter Engineering is designed for speed, durability, and ease of use for a wide range of commercial vehicles, including trucks, trailers, buses, and more. 

The Ranger TruSensor TS58R Universal TPMS Kit is designed to diagnose and program import and domestic tire pressure monitoring systems. The TruSensor TS58R can test tire pressure, temperature, and battery life; read and clear TPMS diagnostic trouble codes; reset warning lights; and accurately diagnose car key remotes and fobs. 

The TP150 TPMS Diagnostic Tool from Xtooltech USA integrates tire pressure programming, tire pressure diagnosis, and tire pressure matching. 

The Tool Aid 10-pc Wheel Stud Pin Hanger Set, No. 65180, is designed to thread into the wheel hub of many European vehicles, assisting in safe removal and installation.

The Coats Heavy Duty Tire Changer, No. CHD-6330, is now offered with a single-phase model option to meet industry trends and demands. It's designed for shops with moderate to high volume and features jaw-style clamping.

The 17mm Emergency Lug Nut Remover, No. 5905, from CTA Tools is designed to take on stripped, swollen, and missing key lug nuts with ease.

The OEMTOOLS 8-pc Torque Limiting Extension and Thin Wall Socket Set, No. 24228, can help prevent over-tightening of wheel lug nuts and prevent breakage or damage on studs and wheels. 

The ATEQ TPMS Tools VT67 TPMS and Tire Management Diagnostic Tablet is Android-based and has a large screen, expansive memory, and a built-in camera, making it easy for users to store and manage essential customer data.

This product compilation originally ran in the December 2023 issue of PTEN.

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