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  1. That was an incredible post, well here goes... First, I am not actually a Nitrogen "Salesman". We are a manufacturer that helped create this industry with over 10 years of research in pneumatics, software engineering and finally the fabrication of a very sophisticated piece of equipment. Additionally, we hold patents, manufacture and distribute over 100 other items and products for automotive, aviation and the rail industry. Many of these unique items have won dozens of national and international awards for engineering, innovation and top products of the year. (I.E. Ceramlub, Pastelub,
  2. You are getting off the subject and issue with the comments you posted. Who's fault is it that a consumer does not know what TPMS is? It is the job of a shop owner or SR to educate the consumer on the importance of safety issues related to their car or truck. You might not be aware of this fact but deaths from tire blowouts have decreased about 30% since the mandatory installation of TPMS on US passengers vehicles in 2007. Would you want to be responsible for the death of someone because they say they don't want to spend the money needed to replace a dead sensor? Of course not, you would
  3. Sorry, but I am perplexed. I can't figure out why some are fighting so hard on this proven science. The arguments you are using have all been disproved by thousand upon thousands of on the road tests by NHTSA, Private Fleets, Government Fleets and Military vehicles. Walmart is even going to N2 because they proved they could save millions of dollars on fuel and tires each and every year, while reducing pollution. How can can anyone argue about saving money, reducing pollution, reducing our carbon footprint and most importantly... saving lives. Just because a tech does not understand a
  4. Guys, I really can't believe your comments as its been a year since I posted rebuttal answers to the most disputed arguments regarding Nitrogen. We are far beyond what I said now, as over 40% of the dealerships and nearly 20% of the private shops in America now have nitrogen. I would love to address the issues of the above three posts, but most of them have already be covered. I will say, concerning the info from GM, aren't they the company that said you did not need to flush brake fluid about 10 years ago but now highly recommend it? Regarding the rims and other parts leaking, read
  5. I too have seen the articles in other publications the last few weeks, it obviously has a consumer flavor to it. As I see it we have two options, live with it an don't complain, or personally get involved and do something. I love the idea of Gonzo writing an article to vent the shops side of this but be sure to include a real solution. Actually all the arguments on both sides of this fence could easily be addressed and quelled if the shops/owners/technicians religiously used fluid testing products already approved by MAP, BAR, SAE, OEM's and Vehicle Manufacturers. How can we keep let
  6. Hi Dave, It was great talking with you Wednesday evening, I really enjoyed it. I will get in contact with our factory oversea and find out were our software engineer is right now. Send me what you can on the car and I'll pass it on so they can give me the latest tech. Have a good one... Gary

  7. Hi Curt, Thanks so much for posting your experience with our brake products, I really appreciate you taking the time to let the members of the group know we have viable solutions to service problems. As to your question on using the Brake Soap during disassembly, I have used it for that work with good results. I would base the decision on whether or not the parts are caked with heavy, greasy contaminants. Our specially formulated soap is not intended to cut heavy grease but rather to go deep in to the pours of the cast iron rotors and drums, to demagnetize and pull out the loose meta
  8. Great info Gary what do you have starting at $500? Hi Dave, Sorry for not writing yesterday, I was having a problem loging in to the forum. As to N2 systems, you have a range of between $500 (entry level) and about $5,000 (top of the line). I would like to send you several but I have attached one here. Please send me your email address and I will send the additional info you will want to review. Thanks, Gary [email protected] Email me (Please let me know if aren't able to see this atachment.) N2 Single Filling Station (Kit).pdf
  9. It is a well know fact that Japanese and other Asian vehicles are among the most difficult to reset, the reason is the availability of quality software. Being that ATEQ is the worlds largest OE manufacturer of TPMS equipment for new vehicles, for original vehicle setup at a factory, they have first access to software over all the other non OE tool suppliers. It's a know fact that many of the aftermarket re-set tool suppliers have to rely on buying sensors and then backward engineer them to try and retrieve the operating software. ATEQ's VT55 tool can re-set and upload the TPMS data on m
  10. As Joe mentioned, keeping up with technology is vital to our success. Regarding the comments on TPMS and N2, I'd like to emphasize how extremely important understanding the technology really is. In our training classes we always stress the importance of not only know how to do it correctly, but also why a particular process or procedure is necessary. I think we all have little respect for the technician that won't take the time to research and get training for a service, before blasting into it. Regarding Nitrogen, some of the comments above are correct... N2 has virtually zero moistu
  11. I wanted to mention you can get more info on the Nitrogen and TPMS at a few of our websites, there is good clarification on all the ideas that are floating around out there. Additionally, I would be happy to help any member of the group with technical questions and training on these items. We just put on a full day training program at UTI in Orlando, for their trainers, as TPMS is the hottest service coming this year. The biggest problem though is training, do not attempt this service without a serious understanding of the technical side. For example, each sensor can have a different to
  12. Hi Dr. Dave, Sorry for being brief but I'm on the road, I will send more comments over the weekend. I just wanted to mention that one of the easiest ways to increase the net on a ticket is to include value added services, ones that don't take additional physical labor but work in conjunction with an ongoing service. Also, like Chubby says, it's important to attract customer that believe in maintenance as they're usually more willing to spend on a regular basis. As a note, fluid exchanges are now the number one performed maintenance service and the most profitable. Before a customer ca
  13. Hi guys, I agree and disagree with the two comments above, I'll try and explain. Yes we need to get paid for what we do and for the added education, administration, etc, etc, that is now needed to service vehicles. Unfortunately I doubt if independents will ever be on a level playing field with dealers or national accounts, so what they have to be is smarter. The old adage of "work with your mind and not your hand" certainly applies here. As to N2 profitability, please take a look at the sales number chart on my Premier website. It shows how, filling only 10% to 20% of your daily c

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