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Tracer Products Appointed to Prominent Overseas Automotive Council

on Tue, 06/28/2016 - 10:29

Tracer Products, the automotive division for Spectronics Corporation, has joined the board of the Overseas Automotive Council (OAC) of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA). Sitting on the baord for Tracer Products will be Daniel Tristan, Spectronics’ International Sales Manager for the Latin America and Asia-Pacific regions.

Tracer Products Earns Prestigious TEDA Award for Market Growth Achievement

on Thu, 06/23/2016 - 16:44

Tracer Products, the automotive division of Spectronics Corporation, has earned the prestigious Tool & Equipment Distributors Associates (TEDA) 2015 President’s Award for Marketing & Growth Achievement. TEDA recognizes its vendor partners that achieved volume growth over the prior year and demonstrated their commitment to marketing. 






Tracer Products snagged this honor by growing its business lines an impressive 12% in 2015.

“I’m really proud of my team,” says Gary Testa, Tracer Products’ OEM and National Sales Manager, who led the successful business increase. “Delivering a quality sales experience doesn’t end with the first invoice. It means listening to what your customers are saying and developing long-term relationships based on serving their needs.”  

TEDA’s Marketing Committee also judges recipients’ achievements in the structure of their group program; participation in pool buys and developing exclusive group promotions; advertising in the TEDA Tool Box; and administration, communication and follow up.

Tracer Products was presented the award during the State of TEDA Report at their 2016 Vendor Advisory Meeting. 

“This isn’t just an achievement of dollars and cents for Tracer Products,” says Glen Pratt, president of TEDA. “It’s proof that utilizing the best practices of TEDA leads to positive outcomes for our members and their customers.”   

Accepting the award (see photo) are Tracer Products’ Gary Testa (right), featured with Spectronics’ founder and chairman Bill Cooper (left). In 1955, Cooper invented fluorescent leak detection for the automotive industry.

From that transformative innovation more than six decades ago, today Tracerline® fluorescent dyes are so effective that they have been successfully installed in more than 205 million cars and trucks by vehicle manufacturers in the U.S., Japan, Germany, the U.K., Italy, France, Sweden, China, Brazil, Mexico and Korea.

For more information about Tracer Products, please call us at (800) 641-1133.

Outside the U.S. and Canada, call (516) 333-1254.

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on Wed, 04/27/2016 - 10:12

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6 Epic Do-It-Yourself Car Repair Failures

on Fri, 03/18/2016 - 11:19

        Customers who thought they could do their own repairs

Tracerline offers a full array of diagnostic tools that save labor, money and embarassment

by quickly locating even the smallest and most elusive leaks

 

 

 

 

 

OEM-Grade A/C Leak Detection Kit Designed with the Professional in Mind

on Fri, 02/19/2016 - 10:19

Tracer Products manufactures fluorescent leak detection kits that offer many advantages over competitive methods, including ease of use, reliability, accuracy, the ability to find multiple leaks and as a preventive maintenance aid. 

The Tracerline® TP-8656 EZ-Shot™ OEM-Grade A/C Kit provides an effective way to add fluorescent dye to a vehicle’s A/C system. Simply add the dye to the system and let it circulate. The dye will escape with the refrigerant and collect at all leak sites. Scan the system with a Tracerline® leak detection flashlight to find the leaks.

 The A/C kit features the OPTI-PRO™ Plus, a cordless, rechargeable, true UV (violet light) LED leak detection flashlight with on-board charging. The high-output UV LED produces optimal fluorescent dye response and contrast, ensuring that each and every leak glows brilliantly.

 Also included in the kit is a BigEZ™ R-134a/PAG multi-dose A/C dye cartridge. It is filled with 8 oz (237 ml) of premium quality, OEM-approved fluorescent dye, and can service up to 64 vehicles. The EZ-Shot™ caulking gun-style A/C dye injector assembly with hose and coupler allows mechanics to inject the exact amount of dye needed. An 8 oz spray bottle of dye cleaner, a smart AC charger and fluorescence-enhancing glasses round out the rest of the kit. All components are packed in a rugged carrying case.

Heavy Duty Kit Features True UV LED Flashlight

on Fri, 02/19/2016 - 09:59

Finding leaks fast and efficiently in trucks, buses, refrigerated transport vehicles, tractor trailers and small vans is necessary to avoid breakdowns and interrupted service. Tracer Products saves technicians time and money on repairs with the TP-8657HD OPTI-PRO™ Plus/EZ-Ject™ Heavy Duty Kit, which easily pinpoints all refrigerant and fluid leaks quickly and easily.

 This reliable kit features the OPTI-PRO™ Plus, a cordless, ultra-compact, true UV (violet light) leak detection flashlight with convenient on-board recharging. With power comparable to high-intensity 125 watt lamps, the high-output flashlight provides optimal fluorescent dye response and contrast, ensuring that each and every leak glows brilliantly.

 Included in the kit are an EZ-Ject™ A/C dye injector with hose/coupler and purge fitting, two EZ-Ject™ universal A/C dye cartridges, and an 8 oz twin-neck bottle of Dye-Lite® All-In-One™ concentrated oil dye for oil, fuel ATF, power steering and hydraulic leaks. Also included are an 8 oz twin-neck bottle of Dye-Lite® water-based dye for coolant and truck/trailer body leaks, an 8 oz spray bottle of dye cleaner, and fluorescence-enhancing glasses. All components are packed in a rugged carrying case.

OEM-Grade Leak Detection Kit Finds All A/C and Fluid Leaks

on Tue, 01/05/2016 - 12:05

TP-8657Tracer Products manufactures high-quality, versatile leak detection products that serve the needs of automobile technicians worldwide. Fast and accurate detection saves time, money, repairs and avoids comebacks.

The Tracerline® EZ-Ject™ A/C and Fluid Kit (part no.TP-8657) pinpoints leaks in A/C and fluid systems. It features premium-quality, fluorescent dyes that are used by more major OEMs than any other brand. Some of these manufacturers include BMW, Chrysler, Ford, GM, Honda, Mazda, Nissan and VW, among others.

The star of the kit is the TP-8655 OPTI-PRO™ Plus, a cordless, “true UV” (violet light) leak detection flashlight with convenient on-board recharging. It emits less visible light, making leaks clearer and easier to spot. Its high-output LED provides optimal fluorescent dye response and contrast, ensuring that every leak glows brilliantly.

Also included in the kit are an EZ-Ject™ A/C dye injector assembly with hose and coupler, a 0.5 oz EZ-Ject™ R-134a/R-1234yf PAG multi-dose A/C dye cartridge for servicing up to 14 vehicles, a 1 oz bottle of Dye-Lite® All-In-One™ full-spectrum dye for all oil-based fluid systems, a 1 oz bottle of Dye-Lite® Rite-Blend™ extended-life coolant dye, a smart AC charger and fluorescence-enhancing glasses. Using the new TP-9831CS adapter (available separately) allows the EZ-Ject™ coupler to service R-1234yf systems. All components are packed in a sturdy carrying case.

Electronic Refrigerant Leak Detector for Use in Heavy Duty Vehicles

on Tue, 01/05/2016 - 11:57

Tracer Products is at the forefront of leak detection technology. Finding leaks in heavy duty/fleet vehicles saves time, money, repairs, and most importantly, the environment from harmful emissions.

Tracerline® TP-9364 PRO-Alert™ IR Electronic Refrigerant Leak Detector is certified to meet the SAE J2791 and J2913 Standards. It utilizes a state-of-the-art infrared sensor to accurately detect refrigerant leaks down to 0.1oz/year (3 g/year). A three-position sensitivity switch minimizes false triggering and allows for easy diagnosis of small, medium and large leaks. The unit is sensitive to R-12, R-134a, R-1234yf and other refrigerants.

Unlike heated sensors on competitors’ units, the PRO-Alert IR’s infrared sensor offers consistent response throughout its life. In addition, it will not become contaminated by exposure to large amounts of refrigerant. Sensor life is an incredible 1,000 hours or more. The unit’s high-efficiency air sampling pump provides quicker response and quicker clearing (“zeroing”). A rubber-coated, flexible metal probe slithers easily into tight places and holds its position. An audible alarm and multiple LEDs help locate leaks fast.

The PRO-Alert IR is powered by a rechargeable NiMH battery, which provides over six hours of use between charges. On-board diagnostics indicate charging status, and alert the user to a low battery condition or infrared sensor failure. The unit can also be used with an AC power adapter and a 12 VDC power adapter with cigarette lighter plug (included). All components are packed in a rugged plastic carrying case. The AC adapter is available in 120V, 230V, 240V and 100V versions.

Economical Kit Finds All A/C Leaks

on Thu, 12/03/2015 - 15:25


Automobile technicians need all the help they can get when trying to locate those elusive, pesky refrigerant leaks. Tracer Products manufactures a variety of technologically-advanced, budget-friendly, efficient, easy-to-use fluorescent leak detection kits that address this problem. Finding leaks quickly is not only beneficial to the technician and customer, but it saves the environment from harmful emissions.
 
One such kit is the Tracerline® OPTI-PRO™ EZ-Shot A/C Kit (Part No. TP-8616), which makes it easy for technicians to find all air conditioning leaks the first time and every time, quickly and easily.
 
At the heart of the A/C kit is the OPTI-PRO™ — a cordless, “true UV” (violet light) LED leak detection flashlight that provides optimal fluorescent dye response and contrast so all leaks glow brilliantly. It works with all Tracerline® universal/ester and PAG A/C dyes. The flashlight has power comparable to high-intensity 100-watt lamps, with an inspection range of 15 feet (4.6 m) or more. Powered by 3 AAA batteries (included), it has a 100,000-hour LED service life.
 
Also included in the kit are an EZ-Shot™ A/C dye injection gun with hose and coupler, an 8 oz BigEZ™ universal A/C dye cartridge for servicing up to 64 vehicles, an 8 oz spray bottle of GLO-AWAY™ dye cleaner and fluorescence-enhancing glasses. All components are stored in a rugged carrying case.

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