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Bosch QUICK FIT universal tire-pressure sensors Just four parts numbers cover 90 percent of vehicles in the EU

TPA programming device configures nearly all commercially available tire-pressure sensors

  • Reduced effort and lower warehousing expense for wholesalers and workshops thanks to four universal QUICK FIT tire-pressure sensors
  • TPA 300 tool for rapid and simple programming of universal sensors for tire-pressure monitoring systems (TPMS)
  • Bosch all-in-one package of QUICK FIT sensors and TPA 300 programming tool for hassle-free TPMS service
Carolin Lüdecke

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Karlsruhe, Germany – Since 2014, all newly registered vehicles in the EU have had to be equipped with a tire-pressure monitoring system (TPMS). As a rule, sensors measure tire pressure directly at the tire and continuously relay their readings wirelessly to the TPMS control unit. If faulty sensors have to be replaced, workshops frequently have to identify the vehicle-specific sensors and order them separately. With its QUICK FIT universal tire-pressure sensors, Bosch can cover more than 90 percent of all vehicles in the EU with just one sensor and four commercially available valve variants. At the same time, Bosch has developed its TPA 300, a new programming tool. In combination with the QUICK FIT sensors, the universal tire-pressure sensors of 20 further automakers can be programmed using the TPA 300, bringing vehicle coverage in the EU up to more than 95 percent.

Clear advantages for the aftermarket and workshops

The new universally programmable Bosch QUICK FIT sensors mean that wholesalers and workshops can now cover a very large share of the vehicle market by stocking just four parts numbers. This reduces effort and warehousing expenses, and also increases availability. The sensors are available in various designs and valve sizes, and as rubber and steel variants. This makes them compatible with all common wheel and tire types. Bosch uses extensive functional and quality testing to ensure that the QUICK FIT sensors satisfy the same standards as original parts.

New TPA 300 tool for sensor programming

Although the QUICK FIT sensors can in principle be put into operation using any common programming tool, Bosch recommends its TPA 300 for programming. The new programming tool was developed specifically for the rapid and simple vehicle-specific configuration of universal TPMS sensors. Workshop associates can read out and check the wirelessly transmitted TPMS data on the TPA 300’s 2.8-inch color display. Step by step, the handy device then guides them through the vehicle learning process for the sensors. The purchase price of the TPA 300 also includes free software updates for device functions and the vehicles and sensors covered for the first three years following purchase. This keeps workshops permanently up to date. The scope of delivery includes a charging cable, USB-B cable, brief instructions, a user’s manual, and a practical carry case. An OBD-II module is also available as an option.

Continuous monitoring of tire pressure prevents unnoticed pressure loss, and thus plays an important part in road safety. In addition, the right tire pressure ensures optimum fuel consumption and less tire wear. In the shape of the new universal Bosch QUICK FIT tire-pressure sensors, the TPA 300 programming tool, and technical support, workshops have an all-in-one package for TPMS diagnosis, sensor installation and removal, and hassle-free sensor programming.

Readers’ contact:
Robert Bosch GmbH
Automotive Aftermarket
Phone +49 9001 942010
E-mail: Kundenberatung.Kfz-Technik@de.bosch.com

Contact person for press inquiries:
Carolin Lüdecke,
Phone (+49) 721 942-3417

The Automotive Aftermarket division (AA) provides the aftermarket and repair shops worldwide with modern diagnostic and repair shop equipment and a wide range of spare parts – from new and exchange parts to repair solutions – for passenger cars and commercial vehicles. Its product portfolio includes products made as Bosch original equipment, products developed in-house and specifically manufactured for the aftermarket, as well as services. About 13,000 associates in more than 150 countries, as well as a global logistics network, ensure that spare parts reach customers quickly and on time. AA supplies testing and repair-shop technology, diagnostic software, service training, and information services. In addition, the division is responsible for the “Bosch Service” repair-shop franchise, one of the world’s largest independent chains of repair-shops, with some 15,000 workshops, and more than 1,000 “AutoCrew” partners.

Additional information can be accessed at www.boschaftermarket.com

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 420,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2022). According to preliminary figures, the company generated sales of 88.4 billion euros in 2022. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0, and connected mobility. Bosch is pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to facilitate connected living with products and solutions that either contain artificial intelligence (AI) or have been developed or manufactured with its help. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. With its more than 400 locations worldwide, the Bosch Group has been carbon neutral since the first quarter of 2020. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 128 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 85,000 associates in research and development, of which nearly 44,000 are software engineers.

Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com, www.iot.bosch.com, www.bosch-press.com, www.twitter.com/BoschPress.

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