when scanner stops working-How To do

When using an scanner, first it works properly, but after a while it does not response, what's more, you can not disable this scanning application in the normal way. How to do it?To fix "scanner not working suddenly", first of all you must find the possible factors that may cause this malfunction. Generally there are three reasons that would generate the trouble that scanner stops working suddenly: one, the memory resources in your computer are insufficient so as that the system is unable to offer enough memory for your scanner to ensure its normal working; two, the physical connection between your scanner and your PC is loose; three, the sensors in your scanner do not cooperate with each other regularly.According to the causes I mentioned above, now you can further analyze the problem that scanner stops working suddenly:First, you should check whether your computer is running other large applications while you are using the scanner, if so, the system's limited memory resources are prone to be taken up by these applications so your scanner might be incapable of working regularly without enough memory. Therefore, you'd better shut down all the other processes. Of course, to ensure your scanner to work stably, it's best to install it to a computer with a higher configuration rather than an older computer with quite a few memory resources.Second, if your scanner still has no response when you have released all the memory resources in your computer, well then you need to check whether the connection between the scanner and the computer is secure or not. Most scanners link USB ports to the computer and the frequent pull and plug of these ports easily make them loose or damaged leading to your scanner freezing up suddenly. When you find your scanner not working, you must try to reconnect the cable and your USB port. If the problem continues on, swap another port and test.Finally, check the two sensors in your scanner and see whether they can work properly, if not, take it to the repair shop. Hope that my tips can help you fix your problem "scanner stops working suddenly" successfully.

It Came From Middle Earth

[image]By Brandon Storrs The Production Department at AutoNetTV is known by the rest of our company as “Middle Earth”.  We shy away from sunlight and like the room dimly lit.  At least that’s what other’s think.  We are actually normal people who live normal lives.  Well, for the most part.  We like to think of ourselves as the glue that holds this company together. We take pride in what we do and are always pushing ourselves to create better and more inspiring content that will educate the motorist on how to better care of their vehicle.  We are always looking for new tools to make us more efficient and productive.  The strange thing that happens though is that when we find a tool that does this, we often just raise our standard of quality.  For example, a new piece of 3D rendering equipment allows us to do better looking content in the same amount of time, so what happens is the production-quality bar gets raised but we don’t necessarily get more efficient from a time-savings standpoint. Our motto is “continuous improvement in the art of creating”.  If that improvement is better looking content, then maybe we’re achieving our goal. Shop owners are similarly, always trying to improve their processes and technician training to achieve a better overall shop performance.  At the end of the day, you can buy all the fancy equipment that is out there - but the thing that is going to have the most meaningful effect on the customer is the personal touch that you add to the customer’s experience. We hope that our efforts at educating motorists will help you build a better experience with your customer. Brandon Storrs is Vice President of Production and Creative Direction, AutoNetTV Media, Inc.

Shop Owner Makes $20K More in Profits - See How

Mychael Althouse had a record-breaking month of sales at his auto repair shop, United Tire & Service in Feasterville, Pa., in April 2014. [See the video here] The Philadelphia suburban eight-bay shop serviced 12 to 15 cars per day as it has since Althouse took over the 30-year business three years ago. “We gained probably about $20,000 in total sales that month,” Althouse said.  “That month was the best month in my company’s history of owning the shop.” Not coincidentally, April was the first full month the repair shop had put in place BOLT ON TECHNOLOGY’s wireless automotive software solution aimed at increasing shop efficiency and boosting profits. Before his shop began using mobile technology, Althouse, as part of the vehicle check-in process, said he spent about five minutes or more per customer going outside of the shop to jot down the customer’s VIN, license plate number and mileage. Then, he’d come back inside and re-enter the information, hoping he didn’t write the wrong numbers. “Nine out of 10 customers don’t know what year the vehicle is,” he said. “Nobody knows their 16-digit VIN.” With mobile technology, it’s not necessary to know either of those things. With a seconds-long scan of a car’s VIN, the wireless device populates form fields for make, model, year and more, opening the door for technicians to begin the repair order or digital multi-point inspection process as they greet the customer at their vehicle. The data automatically syncs with repair shop management systems, meaning service advisors, owners and technicians no longer have to enter information twice. Learn the tips that helped Althouse make more profits by joining our free webinar on July 18 from 1-2 p.m. EST. “It saves time at the front desk,” added Althouse. Beyond its ability to quickly and effortlessly scan and decode VINs and conduct digital multi-point inspections either from a mobile device or a tablet, Althouse said the biggest benefit involves photo-taking and texting functionality for easily sharing vehicle conditions with customers. Photographs that illustrate technicians’ recommended service makes the upsell process easier, even at times when customers can’t physically come to the shop and review pending services, according to Althouse. “People are able to see their vehicles while they’re at work,” he said. “It helps people make judgments easier.” In addition, being able to text or email repair orders, along with accompanying photos speeds up the customer approval process, which, in turn, boosts productivity and overall shop efficiency, he said. Mobile technology, which comes equipped with customizable digital multi-point inspection forms, has helped to keep Althouse’s techs “on point as far as looking the vehicle over a little more,” he said. “It’s a good tool for your tech to follow so they can get the proper inspection out,” Althouse said of the line-by-line checkout sheets his shop uses. Learn the tips that have helped shop owners make more profits by joining our free webinar on July 18 from 1-2 p.m. EST. To learn more visit BoltOnTechnology.com or call 610-400-1019. 

Elite EXTRA President to be a Featured Speaker at the 17th Digital Dealer Conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Elite EXTRA President to be a Featured Speaker at the 17th Digital Dealer Conference June 30, 2014 Eau Claire, WI – Dealer Communications is putting on their 17th Digital Dealer Conference & Exposition this fall, September 23-25, in Las Vegas. While the EXTRA team will be exhibiting, President Jim Ward will be a featured speaker. His talk, “Leveraging Technology Trends in Parts Distribution”, will address the rapidly changing technology climate, how to navigate it, where those trends will go, and most importantly, how dealers can exploit them to increase efficiency and drive ROI. The talk will be Tuesday the 23rd at 10AM. “We're excited to not just exhibit, but participate as a speaker at the Digital Dealer show. As a GIS programmer by trade, I started this company really to do cool things with technology and software. To be able to just talk about that, and how it relates to our industry, it's pretty rewarding”, commented Ward. In addition to Ward, also exhibiting at the show will be Ross Kleiner and Andy Tyriver, both in Business Development with EXTRA. The team will be showcasing EXTRA at booth 708, with demos to prospective clients, and sharing updates and usage tips to current users. “With the Digital Dealer Conference having been on our radar for years, we're excited to finally exhibit. The fall is usually very busy in terms of shows, so it's great to be able to get a couple guys out to Las Vegas for this one”, explained Susan Marcott, CEO of Applied Data Consultants, parent company of Elite EXTRA. Recently, EXTRA has expanded into Mexico, having added bilingual sales and support in the last year. As far as product updates and announcements, look for EXTRA to premier the beta version of its EXTRA CRM for parts distributors in the coming months. Up next for the EXTRA team in 2014: Pronto in San Francisco, our annual MOPAR weekend, AWDA and AAPEX in Las Vegas. Elite EXTRA is a web-based dispatch management, routing, and real-time GPS tracking tool built for the auto parts distribution industry. Contact Andy Tyriver, Business Development Manager Applied Data Consultants / Elite EXTRA 2985 58th St, Eau Claire, WI 54703 P: 715.874.2985

Small Shop Issues

By Gary McCoy, Fairway Communications Mike Bailey is the owner of Car Doctor, an automotive repair shop in downtown Oklahoma City. He has been the NAPA/ASE Technician of the Year for 14 of the past 15 years. Bailey has been involved on the national level as a member of the leadership committee of the Car Care Professionals Network at the Auto Care Association, and regionally as the Oklahoma state chairman of the Austin, Texas-based Automotive Parts & Services Association. When I recently interviewed Bailey at his shop in Oklahoma City he talked about three issues that are having an impact on smaller shops: workman’s comp, general liability insurance and credit card fees.  

Educating your staff on selling service

Selling maintenance can be a fickle sell. Brian Canning, a Motor Age contributor, discusses tips today's service advisors and service writers can use to educate their customers about buying service. He also talks about training in selling service, planning ahead and other resources you can use to educate your staff. 

Sense the OBD2 codes of your vehicles without the use of a code reader / scanner

I know the sound and feel of my auto genuinely nicely, and it sounded and felt fine. Considering the fact that a dealer would want $75 just to tell me what's wrong, I figured it was time to invest in an Car Diagnostic Tools . This device plugs into the OBD II port that just about every post-1996 car or truck has, and provides you a code to inform you what is incorrect (along with a lot of other information). I was a bit hesitant to get this reader mainly because on-line evaluations gave the reader itself praise, but gave failing remarks to the instructions and the software program. Thanks for reading this write-up in advance. Never neglect to bookmark this web site to check future updates. We hope you appreciate this most effective obd2 scanner post. This is my new ELM327 clone bluetooth dongle and I show how it performs with an Android phone. " Drivers Door ModuleYou cannot sense the OBD2 codes of your vehicles without the use of a code reader / scanner. An OBD2 scanner is excellent code reader equipment, which can be used in all vehicles which meet the OBD2 standards. Vehicles that had hit the road after 1996 are supposed to meet the OBD2 specification as it has become mandatory universally. OBD2 scanner is the most simple and effective way to carry out diagnostic tests of your vehicle as it can offer expert assistance just like a technician who assists in identifying your car's problems.The spending budget that you have will enable you make a decision what to purchase. The fundamentals of reading and troubleshooting error codes is given with all readers. What you will have to decide is how a lot information and facts you will need to define an automobile difficulty. With connections over USB, Bluetooth and common 16-pin OBD2 TOOL Blog technologies you can analyze your information. Diagnosing your engine problem is vital for a prompt repair. You can do it your self applying consumer grade or business normal tools. We can sell you an engine right here if you're unable to repair yours appropriately.

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P-Pages and Estimating Guides Revisited

    How often do you review the P-Pages or estimating guides? During my tenure as an estimator I reviewed the P-Pages or guides very often and thought I had a “complete” understanding of how they are written and what is in them. I had copies in my desk and when challenged I could reference the guides and have documentation of why something is in the estimate. Now I am with the DEG and Understanding the guides and the methodology of how they are written is a critical part of my job. I know realize I was using the guides as a “reference” when challenged and not using the guides as an actual tool to write my estimate or repair plan. Each information provider or estimating system has their P-Pages or guides. These guides are written to help us understand how the estimating system builds the labor time that you see published in your estimate. Mitchell has the Collision Estimating Guide, CCC has the Guide to Estimating, and Audatex has the Database Reference Manuel. The DEG website is a good source to help us understand how these guides are written. For instance, Mitchell and CCC calculate the labor time from the “outside in”. Meaning that the labor associated with replacing an inner part (i.e. front apron) does not, by default,  automatically include the labor associated with any related outer part that must first be removed and later reinstalled (i.e. fender). Audatex uses an “inside out” approach instead. When replacing an inner part, such as a radiator support or apron, Audatex, by default, calculates the labor associated with related outer parts, and attaches much of that labor to the inner part. Understanding the guides for your estimating systems that you have in your shop is very important, but as important if not more is understanding the guides for estimating systems that you do not have. Several times a week the DEG receives inquiries questioning a process or labor time and the shop cannot reproduce the estimate because they do not have the estimating system in the shop.  On the DEG website you can review and download the estimating guide for each of the three information providers. At anytime if you do not understand or have a question in reference to one of the guides or a specific problem please don’t hesitate to email the DEG or submit an inquiry.

Ingersoll Rand Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary of the Titanium Impactool™

  Ingersoll Rand, a global leader in air compressors, professional tools and material handling equipment, is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its top-selling 2135Ti 1/2″ Titanium Impactool. Ingersoll Rand has a proven legacy of innovation in the tool industry. When Ingersoll Rand launched the 2135Ti in 2003, it became the first tool company to incorporate lightweight, titanium technology into its impact wrench design, helping technicians increase their productivity in the garage. In honor of this milestone, Ingersoll Rand is offering a limited edition 2135Ti10YR promotional tool kit, which includes a free Streamlight Stylus Pro flashlight and commemorative tool box decal. As part of the 10 year anniversary celebration, Ingersoll Rand is hosting a TITANIUM10 Sweepstakes giving motorsports fans a chance to win a trip to see the Ingersoll Rand Thunder Gun™ in action at the 2014 season-opener in Daytona Beach, Fla. The TITANIUM10 Sweepstakes begins August 1, and two grand prize winners will be randomly selected for a VIP race weekend on Feb. 21 – 24, 2014. The grand prize winners and one guest each will receive access to the Ingersoll Rand racing hauler, hot passes to the race and an opportunity to meet Ingersoll Rand Racing drivers. Individuals who purchase the limited edition 2135Ti10YR between Aug. 1 and Nov. 30, 2013, will receive a unique TITANIUM10 Sweepstakes registration code. Individuals must enter the registration code at TITANIUM10.com for a chance to win. No purchase is necessary to enter the Ingersoll Rand TITANIUM10 Sweepstakes. Official contest rules are available at TITANIUM10.com/rules. “Ingersoll Rand is excited to celebrate the anniversary of titanium technology in Impactools, which helped technicians drastically increase their productivity,” said Payman Khales, vice president – tool business, Ingersoll Rand. “Titanium is extremely lightweight so technicians experience less fatigue, yet it’s strong and durable to withstand all kinds of abuse, and that’s why the 2135Ti continues to be Ingersoll Rand’s best-selling tool after 10 years on the market.” The 2135TiMAX is perfect for tackling any job in the service bay and offers unmatched reliability coming from a century of proven engineering innovation. The 2135TiMAX has 780 ft-lb reverse torque and weighs less than four pounds, giving it the best power-to-weight ratio in its class. It is engineered with a titanium hammer case for increased durability and features a patented, four-position power regulator and feather-touch trigger for maximum operator control. In addition to Ingersoll Rand’s legacy in the vehicle service market, the company is deeply rooted in the motorsports industry. Ingersoll Rand has been supplying pit crews with the most efficient pit tools on the market since the inaugural race in 1959. Today, nearly every top-performing pit crew on the professional stock car racing circuit relies on the Ingersoll Rand Thunder Gun for quick tire changes.
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