When a complete diagnostic scan is conducted on a vehicle after a collision, not only can it accurately determine which repairs need to made, but it also can reduce the completion time the vehicle has to remain in the repair shop.
OBD ports were designed for diagnostics, not continued use with telematics units. What options are currently available in the aftermarket and how could using these potentially cause unanticipated concerns?
So what to do about HMI? There are a lot of service opportunities that can be addressed because the radio in a vehicle isn’t operating correctly. Unless these vehicles are still under the factory warranty then there are plenty of service options available.
I look forward to the challenges our future is going to bring to us, and the inevitable evolution of the automobile and the redefinition of “personal transportation.” Let’s peer into the crystal ball together and see what the future may hold for all of us.
There are steps you can take to either head off or quickly resolve insurer issues that might otherwise bring parts of your business to a grinding halt. Consider these steps borrowed from three successful veteran repairers working across a variety of markets.
Did you know you could check the condition of coolant using a Digital Volt-Ohm Meter (DVOM)? You can, but you need to understand what you’re actually seeing and why before you condemn the coolant and sell a flush to your customer.
There are a multitude of systems in vehicles to protect the occupants. Shops, technicians and insurance personnel must also understand the importance of reading the repair manual during each and every repair.
The following describes not just the process of doing a complete brake job, but also the rationale for doing so and benefits that can help automotive shops to explain to customers why this complete brake job is so important.
Mitchell is collaborating with Bosch Automotive Service Solutions in North America to deliver the Mitchell Diagnostics system, the first comprehensive diagnostic system designed specifically for the collision repair and automotive claims markets.
Now you can install an OE part at competitive pricing with Toyota’s new Genuine Toyota Radiator and Condenser Product Line, engineered with the quality you expect from Toyota and priced to please customers and insurance adjusters.
Renowned collision industry consultant Mike Anderson will again be tackling the industry hot topic of vehicle scanning, with a deeper dive into what is required and how to make sure your shop is prepped during NACE Automechanika 2017.
The dual ground configuration is very common but now that batteries are mounted in out-of-the-way places outside of the engine department a single battery ground cable is used to ground the battery negative terminal to the engine block.
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