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Empower on with new Snap-on Software Upgrade 18.2

Monday, April 2, 2018 - 07:00
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Professional service technicians empower themselves when they update their diagnostic tools to the newest Snap-on® software, Upgrade 18.2. Smarter than ever with expanded OEM-specific coverage, expert tips, guided analysis, general repair, collision repair and more, Software Upgrade 18.2 gives technicians the assurance that they can do the job right, the first time.

“For every software upgrade skipped, service technicians risk not having coverage for even common repairs brought into their shops,” said Leian Wunderlich, software program manager, Snap-on Diagnostics. “With regular software upgrades, technicians will make their tool ‘like new’ again. Not only will they get the latest software coverage, but they’ll also get coverage from previous upgrades so they’ll be ready for most any vehicle that rolls into their bay.”

The latest update for Snap-on diagnostic platforms includes more than 400,000 codes, data, tests and tips for technicians to handle systems such as diesel, TPMS, electric steering and hybrid power systems with the most comprehensive OEM-specific coverage for 100 vehicle systems and 49 manufacturers. New 2018 model year coverage has been added for Acura®, Chrysler®, Dodge®, Ford®, Honda®, Hyundai®, Jeep®, Kia®, Lincoln®, Mitsubishi® and Ram®, with optional European coverage available for Alfa Romeo®, Audi®, FIAT®, Jaguar®, Mercedes-Benz®, Porsche® and Volkswagen®. Fifty percent of the new Software Upgrade 18.2 covers 2015 and older vehicles, the ones that shops see in their bays most often.

Keep the complete job in-house – Software Upgrade 18.2 coverage highlights include:

  • TPMS coverage for all covered makes
  • Chrysler final drive control module
  • Ford Transfer case control module
  • Ford Transit 3.2L diesel DPF and injector programming
  • Exclusive coverage Harley-Davidson® extended DTC data
  • Honda, Acura® service functions
  • Nissan® Titan engine Cumming coverage
  • BMW® active cruise control and lane departure warning
  • Land Rover® occupant classification system

Forty percent of Software Upgrade 18.2 offers contemporary OEM safety and advanced driver’s assistance systems (ADAS) to help body shops, used car dealerships, repair shops and mobile diagnostic businesses to take on new opportunities as well as handle collision-related insurance requirements, including:

  • Intelligent cruise control
  • Airbag
  • Collision mitigation sensor system
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Head up display
  • Lane departure warning
  • Occupant classification
  • Parking assist systems
  • Pedestrian impact detection
  • Radar sensor
  • Surround view monitor

Technicians will also appreciate other time-saving features on eligible platforms that give them the ability to service vehicles faster and more accurately, such as fast boot-up, quick lookups for oil specs and service resets, as well as tire and wheel service, printable vehicle system report, exclusive TSBs, campaigns and recalls and SureTrack® expert information. The latest software also offers expanded functional tests, resets, adaptions, Fast-Track® Guided Component Tests, Auto ID, One-Touch Code Scan and Clear and much more.

For more information about Software Upgrade 18.2, contact a participating Snap-on Franchisee or other sales representative, or visit

About Snap-on Diagnostics:

Snap-on Diagnostics is part of Snap-on Incorporated, a leading global innovator, manufacturer and marketer of tools, diagnostics and repair information and systems solutions for professional users performing critical tasks. Products are sold through the company’s franchisee, company-direct distributor and Internet channels. Founded in 1920, Snap-on is headquartered in Kenosha, Wisconsin. To learn more about any of Snap-on’s diagnostic solutions, talk to a Snap-on representative or visit

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