ELYRIA, Ohio — Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems is offering SmarTire Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) by Bendix CVS at a cost savings to aftermarket distributor customers when multiple TPMS kits are purchased.
The offer is in effect during the first quarter of 2010 only and ends March 31, 2010.
SmarTire monitors the pressure and temperature of each tire on a commercial vehicle to provide real-time tire status information to the driver or maintenance technician. It also warns the driver of tire-related problems before they become dangerous.
“Bendix is always looking for ways to help our aftermarket channel partners bolster their business. We are pleased to offer this limited-time opportunity that can help make SmarTire TPMS easily available to our distribution network and their customers,” Fred Andersky, Bendix director of marketing-controls, said. “Tires, when not properly inflated, can significantly increase annual costs for fuel and tire wear and tear. The SmarTire system is easily retrofitted for almost any commercial vehicle, allowing our distributors’ customers to start improving ROI immediately. For some fleets, the SmarTire system can pay for itself in as little as eight months.””
SmarTire reads pressure and temperature information from inside the tire and communicates wirelessly to an on-board receiver, which forwards the information to an easy-to-read, multifunction, two-inch display installed on the vehicle dash.
The display alerts the driver to loss of air pressure or high tire temperature and provides pressure information to maintenance personnel.
“Keeping commercial vehicle tires at proper inflation levels can deliver fuel savings, as well as reduce tire wear and help ensure the proper performance of active safety technologies like Bendix ESP (Electronic Stability Program) and Bendix Wingman ACB (Active Cruise with Braking) when needed.
Along with helping to improve fuel economy and reducing wear and tear on tires, keeping tires properly inflated can also provide a safety dividend, Andersky said.
“Braking technologies, including ABS, Traction Control, ESP and Wingman ACB rely on properly maintained and inflated tires to ensure optimal system performance,” he said.
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), properly maintained and performing tires aid drivers in preventing and mitigating crash situations.
For more information about SmarTire Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) by Bendix CVS visit www.bendix.com.
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