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R45 Software Release for your TPMS Tool

Adds New 433 MHz Coverage to EZ-sensor™ Line

New 433 MHz EZ-sensor Offers Additional Coverage Across United States, Asia-Pacific and European Platforms

DENVER, Colo. (August 29, 2011) – Schrader®, a pioneer and leading global manufacturer of tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS), today announced an addition to the company’s EZ-sensor program, the 433 MHz EZ-sensor. In conjunction with the company’s 315 MHz sensor, Schrader’s array of EZ-sensor technology delivers enhanced options and brings total EZ-sensor coverage to approximately 70 percent of the 65 million TPMS-equipped vehicles in the U.S.

The 433 MHz EZ-sensor enables legacy vehicle coverage as well as further access to domestic, Asia-Pacific and European platforms. To differentiate, the 315 MHz EZ-sensor has a black sensor-housing while the 433 MHz EZ-sensor has a gray sensor-housing.

Updated Features and Benefits (R45 Release):

  1. Increased EZ-sensor Coverage
    • 433 MHz (Chrysler)
    • 433 MHz (Ford)
  2. COMS Coverage for Hi-Line Acura and Honda Vehicles
  3. Lexus COMS – Main and 2nd Set option
  4. Ford Sensor discrimination
  5. Improved Sensor Reading on Early Magnet sensors
  6. Feature Addition – Declares blank EZ-Sensor
  7. Feature Addition – Tool serial number and MMY added to Audit Report

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Electronic Stability Control

Shocks and struts are critical for vehicles equipped with Electronic Stability Control.

Late model vehicles’ new high-tech, life-saving crash-prevention technolgy depends on good ride control.

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) can save up to 10,000 lives and prevent 238,000 injuries per year (U.S. statistics).
  • Nearly a third of all 2005 light-duty vehciles, half of 2007’s, and almost all 2008’s and later feature Electronic Stability Control (ESC).
  • For ESC to work properly, replacement parts should meet or exceed OE design.
  • The Motorist Assurance Program suggests replacing shocks and struts after 50,000 miles to restore performance.

ESC-equipped vehicles, like all vehicles, require periodic replacement of wearable parts. Choose replacement parts that are designed to restore the vehicle’s originally designed handling and control capabilities. Restoring original handling and control is critical to ESC performance.