Autogem is putting technicians on a pedestal in 2022, courtesy of an industry first competition to discover the UK’s ‘TPMS Expert’.

Having trained thousands of technicians for more than a decade, the NTDA aftermarket tyre industry award winners are on the hunt for the most talented professional when it comes to diagnosing, communicating and resolving TPMS issues.

With over 3,500 workshops and mobile fitters using Autogem’s exclusive and patented i-sensor® technology, the competition is open to most of the UK’s largest and most respected tyre retailers and specialist tyre related workshops.

Entries for technicians will soon be open, ahead of qualifying sessions on April 27th, 28th and 29th. Twelve finalists will be chosen from this stage and will be invited to take part in the final at the Garage & Bodyshop Event on June 8th, at the NEC, Birmingham.

A panel of independent judges – featuring some high profile industry figures – will assess the finalists’ ability to diagnose TPMS problems, the way they are communicated thereafter and the action taken to provide a quick and effective solution. All activity will be against the clock in conditions similar to a typical workshop using Autogem’s exclusive equipment.

There will be prizes for the eventual TPMS Expert winner and runners up. Additionally, every entrant who signs up will qualify for free a TPMS Tune-Up session and more.

Autogem’s Managing Director Prashant Chopra conceptualised the ‘TPMS Expert’ contest with a desire to raise the profile of TPMS and its significance within the aftermarket, whilst also continuing to raise industry standards at the same time.

He said: “We believe that TPMS solutions for motorists should be as synonymous as brakes, batteries, tyres or any other aspect of aftermarket care. A high percentage of vehicles on our roads come equipped with TPMS technology, so there should be no reason why technicians can’t be adept at finding solutions and carving out local, regional and national reputations as genuine experts. We are certainly here to help them.

“We have spent well over a decade training our installer partners and developing our TPMS product and support solutions to aid them. Consequently, many of our partners are now extremely confident and skilled when it comes to TPMS, so we want to give them a platform to showcase their abilities and benchmark themselves against the best in the business.

“TPMS is a vitally important component on vehicles today and by creating ‘TPMS Expert UK’, we hope to bring this point to life. Not only can MOTs fail on TPMS issues, but they are also a key safety feature on any vehicle, prolonging tyre life and making motorists aware of any potential deflation issues as and when they occur.

Autogem remains an industry leader in TPMS solutions and workshop consumable provision, thanks to an outstanding knowledge of the market, product quality and unrivalled technical training and support. Not only are Autogem’s advanced – yet easy-to-use products – leading the way, but its online, on-board, on-paper and on-phone support solutions combine to empower customers and make their lives easier, including bespoke training, an NTDA-certified e-learning course and supporting documentation and videos.