Audatex, a global provider of insurance claims solutions and a Solera Holdings, Inc. company, today announced the launch of Audatex Vehicle Health Check (VHC). This next-generation vehicle scan, diagnostic and repair solution delivers comprehensive and accurate full system scans of the computer systems in today’s vehicles to ensure their operability before putting them back on the road after a collision or mechanical repair.
“As the growing population of smart cars and ADAS equipped vehicles (Advance Driver-Assisted Systems) escalates, so does the need for an advanced solution to properly diagnose the systems when those vehicles have been in an accident and require electronics or mechanical repair,” said Don Mikrut, VP of Collision Repair Services at Audatex. “This Vehicle Health Check provides the automotive repair industry with the ability to confidently scan, diagnose and confirm the full health of those cars’ electronics.”
The collision industry is facing an emerging landscape where the complexity of electronic systems diagnostics and subsequent repairs are superseding that of the hard parts, requiring new tools and solutions to stay accurate and efficient. Extending beyond typical code reading technology, estimators and technicians need to understand probable causes and proven repairs in order to reduce expensive and timely sublet operations.
This is where the power of a full system scan combined with Solera’s extensive knowledgebase allows the VHC to leverage the over 60,000 repair shops using and contributing to the Identifix knowledgbase and over 80,000 technicians that are part of the iATN network.
“Since I’ve been using Identifix, the shop’s diagnostic time has been cut by at least 70 percent,” said Rick Miner, Owner of Miner’s Auto Repair. “The great thing about Identifix is that it helps us zero in on the system causing the problem, and with the added OEM features, I have all the information I need in one place.”
Serving everyone from front line estimators to the most advanced technicians,
the Audatex Vehicle Health Check will be available in early 2018 with multiple package options to meet the varying budgets, diagnostic needs and skill levels of the industry. These packages include:
This package includes a portable Bluetooth vehicle connectivity interface and an intuitive mobile application for smartphones and tablets. Users can quickly perform full system scans and produce a comprehensive health report which includes confirmed fixes from the Identifix platform.
VHC Technician Kit
An all-in-one solution aimed at the technician that needs to not only read the codes but also diagnose and plan the repair, this kit includes a ruggedized and warrantied 10.1” tablet and full access to the Identifix DirectHit solution with OE procedures, wire diagrams, recall and TSB documents and repository of millions of industry confirmed fixes. For additional assistance, this includes integrated access to the network of expert technicians on iATN or paid access to the Identifix repair hotline.
For more information about VHC contact Audatex at 800-237-4969 or email Collision.Repair@Audatex.com.
Audatex is a leading provider of software and services for the automotive and insurance claims processing industry. The company’s portfolio of solutions and services meets the needs of all parties in the supply chain and covers the complete cycle of first notification of loss, vehicle identification, job evaluation, assessment auditing, parts procurement, cycle time management and claims settlement.
About Identifix Inc.
Identifix was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Roseville, Minnesota, with additional locations in California, Utah and Nevada. Identifix serves more than 250,000 automotive technicians and shop owners in the United States, Canada and Latin America through its online Direct-Hit® system, Repair Hotline service and Direct-Shop® shop management system. The company is owned by Solera Holdings. For more information, please visit www.identifix.com/Direct-Hit/.
Founded and continuously led by inventor and entrepreneur Tony Aquila, Solera is a global leader in digital technologies that manage and protect life's most important assets: our cars, homes and identities. Today, Solera processes over 300 million digital transactions annually for approximately 235,000 partners and customers in nearly 90 countries. For more information, please visit solera.com.
The International Automotive Technicians Network is the largest network of automotive repair professionals in the world. The members of this group exchange technical knowledge with their peers around the globe. iATN has been proudly serving the automotive service and repair industry and the needs of professional automotive mechanics for over 22 years. For more information, please visit www.iatn.net.