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Snap-on Introduces Software Upgrade 13.4

Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 06:00
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The new Software Upgrade 13.4 from Snap-on Diagnostics is packed with high performance diagnostics specifically formulated to put you at the top of your game as a professional technician – to fix more cars faster. With the most current diagnostic capabilities for over 64 million vehicles on the road today, this powerful upgrade expands repair shops’ service reach by delivering the latest features and new coverage for all major makes back to model year 1998.

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“Every Snap-on software upgrade helps technicians get the answers they need fast to be even more productive, creating a greater profit opportunity,” said Bill Bruno, vice president of marketing for Snap-on Diagnostics. “And, an investment in more vehicle coverage can provide a 400 percent return on investment based on just one $20 diagnostic connection fee a day. We know that on average, a shop connects up to three vehicles per day – it more than pays for itself.”

Software Upgrade 13.4’s optional European coverage introduces all new FIAT® 500 coverage for engine, transmission, ABS, airbag, body control, instrument, electric power steering and more. Plus, technicians can service more cars with the new 2013 domestic and Asian coverage for GM®, Infiniti®, Lexus®, Mazda®, Nissan®, Scion®, Subaru®, Suzuki® and Toyota®. This new software upgrade is available to all VERUS®, VERDICT™, MODIS™, SOLUS™, ETHOS® Families and Vantage PRO™ owners.

With the latest software upgrade, technicians get access to more than 47,400 new codes, tests, tips and data for 1998 to 2013 model years, with the most extensive coverage outside the factory tool, including but not limited to:

  • Chrysler® 2000 and newer Non-CAN HVAC
  • Ford® 2008 and newer 6.4L Tests, Turbo PIDS and 6.7L Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) Tests
  • Ford 2005 and newer Door Modules
  • Honda® Active Control Mount
  • Honda and Acura® Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Honda 2006 and newer VIN Programming
  • Hyundai® and Kia® Cylinder Power Balance
  • Kia Passenger Airbag
  • Suzuki Body Control Module (BCM)
  • Subaru 2006 and newer Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

Software Upgrade 13.4 includes exclusive Fast-Track® Troubleshooter coverage that goes all the way back to 1980 with 36,500 new Tips and Timesavers, plus over 9,370 Guided Component Tests added including new top level information on platforms with component test capabilities (VERUS, VERDICT, MODIS and Vantage PRO). This includes a new theory and operations sections on the tool with courses such as:

  • Enhanced electronics - where you can learn about series and parallel circuits
  • Ohms Law - teaches how to use it in practical applications
  • Low Amp Probe - includes diagnostic tips

Technicians who upgrade to the Snap-on Software Upgrade 13.4 will also get free access to SureTrack™ - a unique online source of expert knowledge, diagnostic experience and parts replacement records from successful repairs, wrapped in an interactive support community.

The optional European coverage available for Software Upgrade 13.4 helps technicians take on jobs from general repair to driveability, body control and suspension issues for Audi®, BMW®, FIAT, Jaguar®, Land Rover®, Mercedes-Benz®, MINI®, Smart Car®, Volkswagen® and Volvo®.

To learn more about the new Software Upgrade 13.4 or the Snap-on software subscription program, visit or talk to a Snap-on representative.

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