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ATEQ’s TTD– Tire Tread Depth Gauge is Motor Magazine’s Top 20 Tools Award Winner


ATEQ wins the Top 20 Tools Award for the second year in a row with the TTD, a VT56 TPMS tool accessory.

TTD-Image-Motor-top-20-v2-210x300ATEQ TPMS is proud to announce the TTD- Tire Tread Depth as the 2016 winner of the prestigious Motor Magazine’s Top 20 Tools Award. Each year, automotive experts from Motor Magazine are presented with hundreds of tools, all to be considered for the Top 20 Tool Award. The TTD was chosen as their breakthrough tool of the year due to the “quality and ingenuity” of the tool, as well as the “breakout originality”, according to Motor Magazine. This is the second year in a row ATEQ has won the Top 20 Tools award; last year’s winner was the VT56 comprehensive TPMS service tool.


The TTD is an add-on accessory for the VT56. The accessory allows a technician to measure tire tread depth with high accuracy when checking TPMS sensors during routine service and maintenance checks. In one simple gesture, it can detect worn tires, tire damage and indicate poor alignment. Other features include:

  • Easy grip wand with protective rubber jacket
  • Tread depth trigger activation button
  • Built-in gauge pin storage compartment with quick release button
  • Power LED indicator
  • RJ45 connector cable, no Bluetooth pairing is required
  • Print results to show customer via VT56 optional thermal printer
  • Quickly captures 3 tire measurements (inner, center, outer)
  • Measures with an accuracy of +/-1% + 0.0012 inches (0.03 mm)
  • Vibrate and sound alerts indicate successful measurement
  • Green, yellow and red color codes on VT56 tool screen indicate wear against the threshold
  • Measures 4 to 7 wheels per vehicle
  • No battery needed. Connects to the VT56 via RJ pin connector
  • Automatic calibration checks before every use
  • For more information about the TTD, please visit


About ATEQ TPMS Tools

ATEQ TPMS, a division of ATEQ, is the leading manufacturer of TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) diagnostic tools and solutions, chosen by Automotive and Commercial Vehicle Aftermarkets, OEMs and Assembly Lines and used by the broadest spectrum of customers globally. As the number one supplier of TPMS tool solutions, ATEQ sells and services to more than 50,000+ customers worldwide.

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