diagnostics

  • In order to master a scan tool, you need to understand that there is much more to it than reading codes — it’s the ability of interpreting the Parameter Identifier (PID) data displayed on the screen.
  • With the new Snap-on Software Upgrade 15.2, technicians will have access to the most comprehensive software available for European, Asian and domestic vehicles.
    Snap-on, Snapon, Snap-on Diagnostics
  • Bernie Thompsonshared techniques that technicians could immediately apply to customer concerns related to EVAP system leak Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs), showing them how to verify that a leak was actually occurring and how big a leak it was before they even opened the hood or raised the vehicle on their lift.
    Pete Meier
  • The Advance Professional VIN Scanner, available for iOS or Android devices, captures a vehicle’s detailed description when scanning a VIN barcode and seamlessly uploads the decoded information into a shop’s secure Advance Professional online account.
    Advance Auto Parts, Advance Auto Parts Professional
  • OTC will host a Technician Challenge and highlight its latest products and technologies in tools, equipment, diagnostics and A/C recovery at the 2015 Automechanika Chicago tradeshow and training event.
    otc, otc tools
  • AutoEnginuity, LLC, a global engineering company specializing in vehicle data stream and diagnostic solutions, today announced the worldwide release of the Giotto scan tool (Version 13.1) for the Windows platform.
  • The fuel trim Parameter Identifiers (PIDs), both short term fuel trim (STFT) and long term fuel trim (LTFT), on your scan tool can provide much needed information when it comes to analyzing drivability problems quickly and efficiently. 
  • With young techs working in my shop, I find myself spending as much time in the bays with them as I do upstairs working on my training materials. While it makes for long hours and hectic days, it also keeps my own diagnostic skills sharp, and I enjoy passing on what I’ve learned to the guys. Toyota EVAP Fault First First up is a Toyota Avalon (even though the Toyota Scan tool ID’d th